Bomb-Proof Toilets Coming to Russia

New concrete johns will be nigh indestructible
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2011 11:53 AM CDT
Symbols of public toilets and warning 'Do not go inside on roller skates' are posted near the Kremlin in Moscow on November 17, 2010.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Take comfort, tourists: Russia's public toilets will soon be bomb-proof. The country plans to roll out some nigh-indestructible über-johns by the end of the year; they'll be made of fibrous concrete, with fittings fashioned from a mixture of steel and heavy-duty plastic, CNN reports. “If somebody will leave a bomb inside the lavatory and it explodes, the toilet won’t be destroyed,” an official involved in the project boasted.

But that’s not the only cutting-edge security feature coming to Russia's revamped, high-tech public bathrooms. The facilities also limit occupants to thirty minutes on the john; after that, the doors will swing open and an alarm will sound. Doesn't that make you feel safer already?

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