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Toilet museum opens in South Korea

Friday, November 23, 2012, 17:38 GMT+7

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.

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"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," 42-year-old tourist from the United State, Malissa Sheets - Nygard said.

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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A tourist poses for photos by his friend (not seen) next to an installation shaped like Auguste Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker" on a toilet, at the Toilet Culture Park in Suwon, about 46 km (29 miles) south of Seoul November 22, 2012. The park, which is the only one of its type in the world, exhibits a variety of bowls from Korean traditional squat toilets to western bedpans. Photo: Reuters

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Visitors prepare to take pictures next to a statue of a defecating Korean boy, at the park. Photo: Reuters

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A visitor poses for a photo by his friend (not seen), at the park on November 23, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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A tourist talks on his phone while looking at a statue of a Korean boy defecating, at the park on November 23, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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Kindergarden children look at a statue of a man responding to the call of nature at the park on November 22, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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 Kindergarden children walk past an installation shaped like Auguste Rodin's "The thinker" sat on a toilet at park on November 22, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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A man walks past a mural as he uses his phone at the park on November 22, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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Kindergarden children play at the park on November 22, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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Kindergarden children look at a statue of a Korean boy responding to the call of nature at the park on November 22, 2012. Photo: Reuters

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