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South Korea opens world's first toilet theme park

Friday - 11/9/2012, 4:35pm  ET

Carolyn Bick, special to WTOP

WASHINGTON - A theme park full of ... toilets?

That's the theme of South Korea's newest amusement park, dubbed the Restroom Cultural Park, in the southern city of Suwon, the BBC reports.

Visitors can learn about human feces, explore a toilet-themed art gallery and pose with statues of people going to the bathroom.

The BBC reports the park was built in memory of Suwon's former mayor Sim Jae-Duck - lovingly called "Mr. Toilet." Jae-Duck was reportedly born in his grandmother's toilet and promoted better public toilets throughout his life.

According to the BBC, Jae-Duck loved toilets so much that he built a toilet-shaped house to live in. The house has since been converted into a museum.

See the amusement park in this BBC video:

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