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Claim: Photograph shows artwork around the urinals of a men's restroom at a hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Example [Collected via e-mail, 2005]
Origins: In recent years businesses such as restaurants and hotels have tried to "liven up" their public restrooms with catchy or unusual decor, many of which play on our expectations of privacy while
The clever artwork around the urinals in the men's restroom pictured above plays not only on our fears of being observed (particularly by members of the opposite sex) in the bathroom, but also on specifically male fears of having the size of their "equipment" viewed and judged by
This photograph depicts a men's restroom at a Sofitel (a chain of
Five star hotels are normally famous for their opulence and their design but the newLast updated: 31 October 2005
It has brought the hotel a couple of complaints from church goers and a couple of hundred people wanting to take a look.
It's the most popular room in the five star hotel.
Hotel manager Mark Wilkinson says the toilets were just a way of putting a little levity into the posh hotel.
"Certainly it wasn't our intention to offend anyone," he says.
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