'Restroom Cultural Park' opens in S. Korea

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, Last Updated: 6:57 PM ET

Mr. Toilet would be flushed with pride.

Unfortunately, Sim Jae-duck, founder and first president of the World Toilet Association (WTA) and known as Mr. Toilet, isn't alive to visit the world's first toilet-themed park that recently opened in his hometown of Suwon, South Korea, where he once served a mayor.

Suwon's "Restroom Cultural Park" is an oddball pit stop for those interested in the history of the loo, dating back to ancient times.

The tourist crap trap boasts a toilet-bowl-shaped exhibition hall and numerous bronze statues in various potty poses, all in honour of Jae-duck who died in January 2009 at the not-so-ripe age of 69 in Suwon, which is also home to the annual Golden Poop Art Festival.

Jae-duck is also known for building a $1.6 million, toilet-shaped house which the media trotted out to see the day before the WTA's inaugural meeting.

The salute to the loo site was inspired by Jae-duck, who was born in a washroom -- a traditional belief at the time that it would bring good luck -- thereby explaining his fascination with the commode.


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