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Be Sure to Flush

Toddler gets her head stuck in toilet seatEver wanted to take a dump in an 18-karat gold toilet? Friday is your chance loons. Yep, the Guggenheim Museum in New York has installed a gold toilet in the public toilets. The fully functional loo was designed by Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan.
This is how the museum announced it….
“Its participatory nature, in which viewers are invited to make use of the fixture individually and privately, allows for an experience of unprecedented intimacy with a work of art,”

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Gold Toilet Tycoon Dead

The man with the 24-carat solid gold toilet has died suddenly in Hong Kong. Lam Sai-wing, the owner of the $5.8 million solid gold toilet, built it in honor of his childhood hero Vladimir Lenin, who once said that gold “should be used to make toilets after the victory of socialism to remind people of capitalist waste.” The self made millionaire made his fortune in jewelery (heading the Hang Fung Gold Technology Group) but it was his golden lavatory that attracted thousands of people to his showroom and made him the synonymous with lavish loos. Inside the restroom you can also view the toilet and a gold toilet bush holder but you can’t use it. The toilet known as the Hall of Gold has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records.In 2008 rumors circulated that the toilet would be melted down if the gold price reached $1,000 an ounce. Sai-wing assured the public that the toilet would remain in tact but he couldn’t vouch for the toilet brush holder ! So far there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his sudden death. Lam Sai-wing was 53.

UPDATE : Wouldn’t you know it, the widow of Lam Sai-Wing has been arrested (along with 4 other people) for the theft of HK$179 million worth of gold bars from the vault of the famed “golden toilet” company.Jane Chan Yam-fai had only buried her husband three weeks ago. you just wonder if his death was by natural causes hmm!Yesterday’s arrests follow reports that the Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB ) had launched an investigation into allegations a top 3D-Gold executive stole(wonder who that would be?) as much as HK$200 million from the company.
No charges have been filed yet.

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