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Imagine crowds of Japanese families donning poop-shaped plush hats and sliding into a huge toilet. No, this isn’t a scene from a dream brought on by a questionable bowl of ramen, this is just one of the many surreal exhibits from a Tokyo educational expo that organizers hoped would inspire visitors to “gain an increased appreciation of toilets.”

The exhibition, called Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth’s Future, unfortunately finished its three-month run at the National Musuem of Emerging Science and Innovation in Odaiba in October. Visitors to the exhibition were greeted by disturbingly cute poop mascots, such as a “feces ambassador” and a character named Wipey who “loves flushing everything.”

▼ Meet Toire-no-suke, Britto (whose yellow color is representative of healthy bowels) and Pritney, who was recently “shocked to learn of her intestinal age”

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Lucky visitors to the exhibition walked through different areas where they could learn all about how to evaluate your bowel health from looking at your feces, the best way to drop a deuce, and what happens to your number two once you flush it down. The visit ends with a catchy little number called “Thank a Toilet.”

▼ All aboard the world’s crappiest slide

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▼ Listen to a preview of the newest hit “Thank a Toilet,” sure to be hitting the charts soon

The whole idea behind the project is to demystify what goes on behind the bathroom door and have a more frank discussion about bowel health, sanitation and sewage-related environmental problems.

▼ Also, your toilet is not happy when you call it “dirty” and “stinky,” not appreciating its difficult job

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No word on whether this truly crappy exhibition will be making an encore performance or heading overseas anytime soon, but check out the video below to see some more of what we all missed at Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth’s Future.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a toilet to say thank you to.

Source: Metro