From a Time July 2014 article:
A new exhibit hopes to remove the taboo of “potty talk” — or flush it away — to raise awareness about pressing sewage disposal issues worldwide, as the UN estimates 2.5 billion people globally do not have access to proper sanitation.
People who visit The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo don hats shaped like poop and go down a slide inside a giant toilet that is supposed to simulate the journey of human excrement. Models of different toilets around the globe are also on display.
As one visitor summed the show’s draw, “It’s not every day that you can become feces.”
There is something both amusing and slightly disturbing about this exhibit. Wearing a poop hat gives new meaning to getting shit-faced.
I can see The New Yorker, famous for its cartoon captions, having a contest on an illustrated version of the toilet slide.
A husband and wife talking to each other as the kids slide down the toilet slide:
“Gee, I had no idea that it was so easy to get rid of the kids.”
A show promoter talking to parents as the kids slide:
“After the slide, each child gets our world-famous, life-like poopsicle as a treat.”
If sliding down a toilet wearing a poop hat is not enough, there is the giant colon exhibit. You can explore the inside of the giant colon and experience the wonder of hemorrhoids and polyps. The article did not say whether or not you get to wear a poop hat while walking through the giant colon.
Well, that’s enough excrement for one day. Anybody ready for lunch?
Reblogged this on Skin Tickler and commented:
Circling the drain…
I’m not sure the hats are necessary!
Oh they are since it’s hard to dress as urine.
TEASE!!! Where do you end up after the toilet slide?? swimming in sewage??
There are several possibilities depending upon where the exhibit gets set up.
a) Dumped into the local river;
b) Flowing along a large, long conduit representing your waste system (comes with an Exit sign);
c) Sent through a large pipe to the sewage treatment facility exhibit or
d) Composted as an eco-friendly waterless toilet.
Don’t you think our journey through life is already enough like these two rides???
Yes, on many days it seems to have the same outcome.
Must get to Tokyo right away! Do you think they’ll let me keep the poop hat?…
Absolutely. Wearing one on the way back may give the TSA second thoughts about examining you or your luggage.
Ha, excellent point.
Going there might be a great waste of time.
True, it’s an exhibit that may be hard to digest.
😀 Nice comeback. That was a fun piece to read.
If people get stuck in that slide, I wonder if they have a giant plunger.
An excellent suggestion!
I don’t even want to think about what the actual bathroom for that exhibit might be shaped like.
And where do you think poop hats come from?
Reblogged this on FiftyFourandAHalf and commented:
You know I have the best interests of all of my bloggin’ buddies in mind when I reblog this post, don’t you? But don’t blame me. Frank, of A Frank Angle (https://afrankangle.wordpress.com/) brought it to my attention. So please, send him your used poop hats as a thank you!
Thank you for the re-blog. I’m temporarily out of poop hats but they are on back order.
You’re quite welcome. I am just about to order some of this, in case you’re interested in all things poo-ish.
There is little that I can add except, of course, the obvious.
What a great idea. That way we can all truly be what we eat!
The plot of Soylent 13 starring Charlton Heston.
Damn that gun gets caught in my teeth.
This should be a requirement at all schools.
Shown right before lunch.
a) I might be able to accept the exhibit if not for the poop hats. That’s just taking the whole “theme experience” too far.
b) What manner of creature could possible emit poop that looked even remotely like that hat? There are so many places I could go with that, but good taste (or in my case, extremely questionable taste but an aversion for defiling other people’s blogs) prevents me from saying any more. You’re welcome.
Oh, c’mon. Extremely questionable taste never stopped you before.
True, but I never poop on other people’s blogs. I’m shy like that.
I don’t have the stomach to know what “they’ll” think up involving vomit.
I believe that the colon exhibit is being expanded with a second tractor trailer containing the “upset stomach” exhibit.
No poop hat for the giant colon??? What’s the world coming to??? 😉
It’s being flushed down the toilet.
I wanted to click the ‘Like’ button but I’m not sure that’s the right sentiment. I’m all for education but poop hats and giant colons? EWWWWW!
You are among those who would campaign WordPress for a ‘Yech’ button.
Oh no. No, no, no. Stuff of nightmares.
On top of that, you will get up in the middle of the night and have to go to the bathroom.