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10 International Toilets


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Remote Locations -- Out of the Way
Sometimes you can't find a toilet when you need one. And other times you'll find them in places that are quite remote.
Sometimes you can't find a toilet when you need one. And other times you'll find them in places that are quite remote.
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There are toilets built for speed, for utility, for profit and for sheer comfort. And then there are toilets built for no discernible reason other than to keep tourists from urinating off mountain sides and into pristine water -- which is a pretty good reason. Or perhaps they're built to give everyone something to post on Facebook. Either way, these toilets are built in such remote locations that they serve to remind us all of the bodily harm that must be risked for some bodily functions.

The stilt toilets of San Bias, Panama, as well as the bamboo toilets in Papua, New Guinea, are rickety but make complete sense, what with the ocean sweeping away tides of tinkle. The port-o-john in the Swiss Alps seems like a practical joke rather than a practical facility. And Australia claims the highest toilet in the world [source: Hildebrand]. Also, due to uncalled-for calling cards all over the pristine mountainside, there's now a toilet topping Mont Blanc in France. Not for the faint of heart, and not for anyone traveling with jokesters, nor for anyone with a fear of heights -- these toilets could potentially scare the mess out of you!


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