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Take a Pee(k) At the World's Weirdest Urinals

Avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp changed the art world forever in 1917, when he included a urinal in an art exhibition adorned only with his signature.

With that controversial act, he unleashed the potential for mundane, ordinary objects to be art -- in the right context.

Since Duchamp's time, creators all over the world have thought about ways to elevate the humble urinal into gorgeous, surreal, occasionally terrifying and sometimes astonishing works of art. Are these projects awesome or are they just taking the piss?

Take a look at the photos below and decide for yourself.

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This remarkable urinal is located at Universal City Walk in Osaka, Japan.
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Music fans might enjoy tooting their horns at the Bell Inn in Sussex, England.
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This fearsome urinal is located at the (appropriately named?) Mini Bottle Museum in Oslo, Norway.
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This morbid urinal is located at the La Jugueteria Restaurant in Bogotá, Colômbia. Here, as elsewhere, all the art is in the details: the flush pedal is meant to resemble an enormous beetle.
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This urinal, found via reddit but mysterious in origin, is the perfect opportunity for a royal flush.
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This utterly terrifying urinal is located in Rheinfels Castle, Germany.
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This anxiety-inducing urinal can be found at the whimsical Your Father's Moustache bar in Halifax, Canada.
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For a tidy $53.99, the "Weee Soccer" urinal set can turn any urinary experience into a true pissing match.
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This stunning example of everyday art was created in Austria in 1895 and exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
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This bathroom in Sarchi, Costa Rica, will turn the experience of public peeing into a psychedelic take on traditional folk art.
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These creative takes on the genre are part of the world's largest public bathroom on Foreigners Street in Chongquing, China.
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This man-eating shark urinal is located on a pirate-themed tour boat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for the truly daring traveller.
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This Venus flytrap urinal is handcrafted by urinal-focused San Francisco-based artist Clark Sorensen, and is available for a paltry $14,500.

A version of this post appeared on HuffPost Brazil.

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