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China’s Disgusting Toilets, a Real Pain

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 19, 2013


China is known for a lot of things, pain, oppression and neurosis, to name a few. One of the other things they are known for is disgusting toilets…

This comes from wantchinatimes.com

Although it might be bad for your health, many in China would rather hold on when nature calls than use a public toilet, as so many are, frankly, disgusting.

Muddy floors, dirty squat potties and litters of waste paper are common scenes in China’s urban public toilets, in drastic contrast to the glitzy streets outside.

In the megacity of Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, Huang, a toilet attendant at the Chen Clan Shrine, has to use sulfuric acid every night to clean the 14 squat potties of his overloaded lavatory.

“Sometimes a whole coachload of tourists lines up here,” he said, estimating that around 10,000 people use the toilet every month.

To raise global awareness of proper sanitation, the United Nations General Assembly in July designated World Toilet Day, which falls on Tuesday this year.”

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=&id=20131119000102

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