Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Coffin-shaped toilet built in cemetery

After being told by the council it would cost more than $80,000 to build a toilet at the local cemetery, the Chamber of Commerce group of Millaa Millaa, in Far North Queensland, Australia, decided to take issues into their own hands and build their own - in the shape of a coffin.

"You have to be careful, not everyone is going to have our macabre sense of humour," Chamber president Pat Reynolds said. "But we did it with good intentions. It's for firstly, the cemetery, and secondly, maybe a few more people will notice Millaa Millaa now."

This is no shabby construction, it has a cement foundation, a septic system and solid walls, one of which bears a cross and the letters RIP.

Not everyone is in favour of the new latrine with one local resident, Brian Norton, writing to council to express his displeasure and ask for its removal. "Imagine if they had a funeral there," he said. "I don't think it's going to go over very well, especially if people are there from out of town. They'll think 'what sort of place is this?'."

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