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Japanese Toilet Makes Car Noises To Cover Up Bathroom Sounds

Japanese Toilet Makes Car Noises To Cover Up Bathroom Sounds

Good news, if you're someone who gets nervous about going for a number two in public, a toilet in Japan will allow you to play the sounds of racing cars to cover up the sound of any unpleasantness that might be going on.

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Yes, that's right. The toilet has been installed at - rather aptly - the Suzuka International Racing Course in Mie Prefecture.

That's where they have a load of motor racing, including the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix.

Credit: Asiawire
Credit: Asiawire

This unique public facility has is located within one of the service areas of the course and is fitted with a touch activated speaker that lets you play the noise of many racing cars careering around a track.

That means that you've got a cover in case you accidentally let out something you didn't mean to in the process of doing your business, or any noises that might ensue when whatever you're excreting hits the water.

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I mean, heaven forbid you sound like you're having a shit when you're actually having a shit, right?

Credit: Asiawire
Credit: Asiawire

That's a bit harsh, it can be an embarrassing and anxiety-ridden activity even in the comfort of your own home.

In fact, this sort of device is actually pretty common out in Japan. They actually offer a variety of methods by which to cover up the sound of your bowel movements. They're called 'otohime buttons' in case you're interested.

Ordinarily, the toilet just makes a continual flushing sound that allows you to get on with your business in peace, but obviously with this being a world famous racetrack they decided to try out something different.

Credit: Asiawire
Credit: Asiawire

It's not just the soundtrack that is racing themed, either. They've got pictures of motorbikes on the walls, and a racing suit hung up, too. Oh, and there is just a racing car inside the bogs.

That's totally normal in Japan, it would seem.

Suzuka is one of the world's premier racing venues and has been an integral part of the Formula One circuit for the past 32 years. It held the first Japanese Grand Prix back in 1987. That makes it one of the oldest remaining tracks on the list.

Credit: Asiawire
Credit: Asiawire

Perhaps this will be the start of a trend amongst the world's premier sporting venues. Imagine your poo at the All England Club during Wimbledon being masked by the sounds of grunting and fervent racquet bashing.

Or the sounds of scrumming down accompanying your Twickenham shite during a Six Nations match.

A guy can dream, can't he?

Featured Image Credit: Asiawire

Topics: News, Interesting, Technology, Weird, Japan

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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