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Coffin Toilet In Australian Cemetery Has Some Dying Of Embarrassment

Locals in Millaa Millaa, Australia, came up with a killer idea for the town cemetery: A toilet shaped like a coffin.

Problem is, now that this eternal restroom has been built, some townsfolk are dying of embarrasment.

The idea of making a lavatory look like a coffin came up when the town council said building a restroom at the graveyard would cost more than $80,000 -- a prohibitively expensive amount.

Rather than let the idea die on the vine, a group of people from the local Chamber of Commerce decided to just build one themselves. In keeping with the location, they decided to make the restroom look like an upright coffin, a "crap crypt," if you will.

"You have to be careful, not everyone is going to have our macabre sense of humor," Chamber president Pat Reynolds told the Herald Sun newspaper. "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."

The builders made sure not to do a crappy job on the toilet, providing a septic system, solid cement foundation, and strong walls, one of which bears a cross and the letters RIP, according to the Courier-Mail newspaper.

Not everyone likes the idea.

Brian Norton was dead set against the tombstone toilet and wrote a letter to officials expressing his grave concerns.

"Imagine if they had a funeral there," he said, according to "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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