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Toilet museum opens in South Korea

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 01:01

Nov. 22 - A museum in South Korea enthrones the commode. Julie Noce reports.

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Kids find it funny, some adults find it embarrasing. But as the book says 'everyone poops'. Here at the Toilet Culture Park in Suwon, South Korea, visitors are encouraged to get into the spirit of the toilet. Literally. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 42-YEAR-OLD TOURIST FROM THE UNITED STATES, MALISSA SHEETS-NYGARD, SAYING: "I think it could change someone's perception. Particularly, if there are a little uptight or embarrassed about toilet or toilet habits, because this makes you laugh." But watch your potty mouth, it's not all toilet humor here. Latrines were serious business for the former mayor of this town. After his birth in a loo, he came out of the proverbial water closet and decided to devote his life to the lavatory. He used to live here, in this commode shaped abode. But he turned it into a museum in an attempt to lift the lid on negative toilet stereotypes. More than 20,000 guests have passed through the park so far. Exploring the truth about the call of nature. And you can bet one way or another, they're getting to the bottom of it.

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Toilet museum opens in South Korea

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 01:01

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