Friday Funny: The Best Bathroom in Kansas

With your indulgence, we'd like to inaugurate "Flush Fridays" by bringing you the latest entry in John Metcalfe's "Toilet Tuesdays" series. This week's deposit focused on Lucas, Kansas, the town in America "most proud of its public restrooms."
July 13, 2012, 2pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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With a widely known reputation for a quirky arts scene that belies its small population, it should surprise few to learn that the town of Lucas (pop. 400), "home to the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things," threw a celebration for the opening of a new public restroom that drew visitors from as far as Washington, D.C.

And this is no ordinary restroom, of course. According to Metcalfe, "the public commode, plopped at a new landmark called Bowl Plaza, is the "culmination of a four-year dream to build a downtown restroom in Lucas," reports the Salina Journal. Just a short time ago, the international travelers flocking to Lucas had no adequate place to pee; today, they have a building that is shaped like a toilet tank with a doorway resembling a toilet lid."

And you can't just throw any old party for such a momentous occasion. Apparently, the "all-day fiesta" featured "a costume parade, talent show, toilet-seat toss, a lecture about bowel movements and a replica of Michelangelo's 'David' made from 200-plus rolls of toilet paper," writes Metcalfe.

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Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities

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