Taking some "me time" on the toilet should be a peaceful experience, and usually, it is, in the comfort of your own home, but what happens when you have to use a public restroom? Even the most bathroom shy of people has been caught in that terrifying moment of panic where you have to frantically search for a restroom and pray that you don't find anything too horrific inside.

The following is a list compiled by Bored Panda of the most extreme bathroom design fails that made at least one person if not everyone's' bathroom experience odd, uncomfortable, terrifying and possibly hilarious. From toilettes with no stall to inconveniently placed soap dispensers you won't believe these crappy designs. And remember don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

Our Airbnb Had A Translucent Bathroom Door. I’m Used To My Impatient Toddler Stalking Me Through The Bathroom Door, But This Took It To A Much Creepier Level

Our Airbnb Had A Translucent Bathroom Door. I’m Used To My Impatient Toddler Stalking Me Through The Bathroom Door, But This Took It To A Much Creepier Level

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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
1 year ago

Need to pooooooooop....

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If you have ever been to a public restroom you will notice that the line for the women's bathroom tends to be longer than the men's. Well researchers have found that men actually spend more time on the toilet than women do - seven hours a year in fact. According to the poll men reported they used their bathroom time to hide from a nagging partner, avoid kids, spend time on their phone or just for some 'me time.'

#2

My Friend Sent Me This Picture. He Called It The Most Judgmental Bathroom

My Friend Sent Me This Picture. He Called It The Most Judgmental Bathroom

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The most difficult episode of The Apprentice...

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#3

As If Public Toilets Didn’t Give Me Enough Anxiety

As If Public Toilets Didn’t Give Me Enough Anxiety

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

eeww

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Factoring both men and women, the average person spends at least 92 days in the toilet over the course of their lifetime. We use the toilet around 5 to 7 times a day which adds up to 2500 times a year. If you factor in the minutes spent each time, it could be possible you are spending more than three months or three years of your life in the bathroom!

#4

Taking "Porcelain Throne" To The Extreme

Taking "Porcelain Throne" To The Extreme

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Cordelia
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Lavish but where's the tissue??

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#5

"We Need To Decorate The Toilet For The Disabled." "Say No More"

"We Need To Decorate The Toilet For The Disabled." "Say No More"

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The Dutches
Community Member
1 year ago

Look what you can't do.

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There is nothing particularly entertaining about going to the bathroom, but that didn't stop South Korea from opening the first (and only) 'Restroom Cultural Park.' This odd toilet themed park opened in 2012 and includes a toiled shaped museum, toilet sculptures and toilet-related artwork.

#6

Toilet In The Meeting Room

Toilet In The Meeting Room

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Ceamm
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this one takes the title of the most judgmental bathroom

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#7

Sink Attached To The Toilet, Forming A Perfect Slide

Sink Attached To The Toilet, Forming A Perfect Slide

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why you should always pud the lid down. And of course also because when you flush, fecal matter flies around. You would not want that.

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If you have ever wondered why someone is taking extra long in the toilet it may not be for the reason that you think. Surveys that 75% of people use their cellphones whilst on the toilet, whether it's texting, emailing or even taking phone calls. With this much cell-related bathroom activity it's no wonder that 7 million phones end up in the toilet each year.

#8

This Bathroom Has A Guitar Urinal That Replays Tunes You Play For Everyone In The Restroom

This Bathroom Has A Guitar Urinal That Replays Tunes You Play For Everyone In The Restroom

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I am not a dude, but if I was... your damn straight I would wait to go pee in that urinal. Also, nice touch with the stage lights.

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#9

When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

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Wina Jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, on the Sims, we can just fix the problem easily by rotating them again. But this?

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Going to the bathroom takes up a significant amount of our lives, but using a proper toilet is something many of us take for granted. In 2001, November 19th was named as "U.N World Toilet Day" by the World Toilet Organization, "a global non-profit committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide." The aim of this day is "breaking the silence on the sanitation crisis."

#10

This Bathroom Is Making Me Want To Try Unrealistic Challenges

This Bathroom Is Making Me Want To Try Unrealistic Challenges

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Shit'n'pee

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#11

The Paint In This Public Restroom

The Paint In This Public Restroom

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Nuniek Widiayani
Community Member
1 year ago

eew why

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For a largely sedentary activity, using the toilet comes with lots of risks. A reportedly 85% of bathroom-related injures occur from someone falling into the toilet after the seat has been left up. Leaving the seat up was listed as one of the top bathroom annoyance for women - hmm looks like there is a correlation there.

#12

Rule #1 In Designing A Wheelchair-Accessible Bathroom...

Rule #1 In Designing A Wheelchair-Accessible Bathroom...

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Hello please don't judge
Community Member
1 year ago

oh lordy ahahaha! this one really got me!

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#13

Bathroom Stall In A D.C. Bathroom

Bathroom Stall In A D.C. Bathroom

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Yaay, I pooped!

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When you are entertaining guests at your house you may not focus too much on how presentable your bathroom is or what's in there but maybe you should. It has been recorded that 70% of house guests snoop through other people's bathroom cabinets and drawers.

#14

Attention

Attention

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, I am a disabled, elderly pregnant child and I do not see what is wrong with this. Please excuse me, I need the bathroom and you are standing in the doorway.

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#15

Super Awkward Semi-Transparent Bathroom Stall Doors

Super Awkward Semi-Transparent Bathroom Stall Doors

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The Dutches
Community Member
1 year ago

Why ???? Sorry, this is not going to happen.

Lars Lasersson
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm beginning to believe the theory according to which many solutions like this are made in order to discourage people from using public toilets, and thus causing maintenance costs...

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Juniper Harvey-Marose
Community Member
1 year ago

They go completely opaque when you turn the lock. Some people don't get the memo though...

Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

Came here to say this

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Annie Hu
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I know why they're all empty

Sarah Horvath
Community Member
1 year ago

They turn opaque when you engage the lock.

Magduska Dubovce
Community Member
1 year ago

I was on one of those before, really weird feeling, but when you have to go you have to go😂

Jonathon Smith
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I came across a public restroom just like this in a motorway service station and the only thing I could conclude is that they had a problem with drug users shooting up and did this to discourage them.

Sworlay
Community Member
1 year ago

You can't find a vein under blue light

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Saksham Tiwari
Community Member
1 year ago

They don't have to clean those that often because nobody's gonna use them

Sol Veig
Community Member
1 year ago

This is Just like in dreams, when u r looking for a toilet

Hobbit Girly
Community Member
1 year ago

I always have nightmares about things like this.

QueenOlive
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought I was the only one!

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Mary Stiles
Community Member
1 year ago

Umm...no thank you.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

WHY?

Iris
Community Member
1 year ago

Who would do this ??! 😂😂😂

Marti
Community Member
1 year ago

'semi transparent' doesn't cover it, it is just transparent, see-through, stalkery, what kind of a person designs this and who, dear lord, gives it an OK!?

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope, just nope!

Lisa Beatty
Community Member
1 year ago

could be see-through until you put the lock on and it darkens up so you can see.. But you can see they are not being occupied

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup...no I think I hold it...

Asbjørn Andersen
Community Member
1 year ago

haha...

Priya Sharma
Community Member
1 year ago

They need to keep an eye..what if someone is trying to steal the pot

Susanne Probst
Community Member
1 year ago

the architect stole my nightmares...

Ann Thibau
Community Member
1 year ago

That makes sense if the doors do go opaque when occupied, because then you can see which ones are unoccupied.

Batfairy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is literally my nightmare

Wing Hong Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Prevents smokers from hiding

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey honey, I can see that the sex change really took.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

with the seats up.. must be the mens' room.....

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

My Army barracks latrine had about a dozen toilets lined up in a row with no stalls whatsoever. No privacy at all.

Windkissed
Community Member
1 year ago

I’ve had nightmares of this caliber!!

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

I would seriously go to jail if I went in here at a time when I had very little time to wait and found this. Somebody would pay. Completely idiotic people should be carefully cared for by their family, not let loose to make major decisions in the world.

Aitchilm
Community Member
1 year ago

Why bother wasting money on doors?

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

How to keep your bathrooms clean... Rule #1: Make it transparent so nobody's gonna bother to go there anyway.

Mazikeen Lebron
Community Member
1 year ago

noo way i will hold itt

Amber Ravenscroft
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, this is from my regular nightmare!

Jessica Langmeyer
Community Member
1 year ago

UUUUMMMMMM.....................NO!

Jessica Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG I swear I have nightmares with bathrooms like this (and worse)

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Another stupid designer!

Peter Ledoux
Community Member
1 year ago

93 million into 433 makes 4 trips plus some left over

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

Made especially for people with shy bladders.

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

For our voyeur guests?

Nancy Christy
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll just wait until I get home, thanks!

Annamay
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice. And the panoramic view is to die for!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, no!

未周 陸
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, At Least, they will NOT be looking at us looking at them?!

Marzena Helena Leino
Community Member
1 year ago

I simply refuse to believe my eyes!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

I like it... you don't have to look under the door to see if someone is in there! Wow!

Nyckname
Community Member
1 year ago

Are these the LCD doors that darken when locked?

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope

Aušra Gedminienė
Community Member
1 year ago

when you lock the door, it becomes non- transparent

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 year ago

Suddenly, no longer busting

Tyrone Oakley
Community Member
1 year ago

Some places have these where if you lock the door, the glass turns dark. It's so you can see which stalls are available. Not sure if this photo is what I'm describing tho

AzKahleesi
Community Member
1 year ago

i hope these are those doors that once you lock them they are not opaque!

Matt York
Community Member
1 year ago

back to back pooping.. time to brawl

Vivian Verzosa
Community Member
1 year ago

haha this is gross

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

There must be a good reason for this !!!

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

I know it's purpose is to not take a long time inside the stall but where's the privacy in public? When you're wiping out your ass everyone can see how you do it. Jeez.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope!

Trinitee Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

so much privacy

Iceroyalmilktea
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they just want people to finish their business sooner?

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

Dude, no.

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
1 year ago

I could never use that without being mortally embarassed.

R.s. Potter
Community Member
1 year ago

Saves a fortune on cleaning bills because people turn around and say "I can wait until I get home".

nynyrsts@gmail.com
Community Member
1 year ago

A nightclub in my city has doors like that... It is super creepy and yes, you can see everything...

HOUSE
Community Member
1 year ago

Idiots

Kesyra
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine the horror when this is the only bathroom and you get the most painful diarrhea. People hearing it isn't your biggest problem anymore! Everybody can also see you pleading for it to stop.

Kerolos Saleib
Community Member
1 year ago

They had clear glass before this, then someone complained and that was their solution...

Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 year ago

Now the whole family can play battle shits together!

Maku Hernandez
Community Member
1 year ago

There was a club in my town that had those doors but the worst part was: they were unisex so..creeps. 2 the door was always open and it gave a full view of the club. 3 wasted people open bathroom stalls that don't shut well and the whole club can see you peeing hovering over the toilet so you don't.get A disease. Fail at best

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

We can still see you masturbating, Roscoe.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

WHY???

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

I seriously have nightmares that go on and on about how I can't find a non-public place to poop. This is one scenario that was featured.

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American Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857 and boy is the world thankful. Americans use 433 million miles of toilet paper in a year, which is enough to stretch to the sun and all the way back.

#16

What Is This?! A Sink For Ants?!

What Is This?! A Sink For Ants?!

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meow point1
Community Member
1 year ago

More like a bathtub for ants.

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#17

This Men's Bathroom

This Men's Bathroom

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

Cockeye

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We have all found some unsavory things in public restrooms, but regardless of how many people use these toilets there are actually no more bacteria in public toilet than in a home bathroom. The air in public restrooms is normally cool, dry, and filled with oxygen which is not ideal for supporting fecal matter bacteria. Our of the other germs found in these public bathrooms 68% of them we come into contract with just by being outside.

#18

The Sink In My Hotel Was A Bit... Complicated

The Sink In My Hotel Was A Bit... Complicated

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, I know where this is!!!! It is at McMenamins Olympic Club, in Centralia, WA. Great restaurant & movie theater, very bohemian with eclectic art by local artists.

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#19

Not Exactly The Color Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

Not Exactly The Color Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

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Community Member
1 year ago

I wouldn't want that pattern anywhere

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University of Arizona microbiology professor Charles P. Gerba found that soap in public toilets can actually make you dirtier. There’s “so much fecal matter that you’re almost better off washing your hands in the toilet after you flush it,” said Gerba. Airborne bacteria finds its way into open dispensers and the over-dilution of soap mixtures make it less resistant to the germs living there - gross.

#20

My Arms Are About 7 Feet Long, So This Wasn't An Issue For Me

My Arms Are About 7 Feet Long, So This Wasn't An Issue For Me

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

you prep your tp first and then do your thing...right?

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#21

Another Guy And I Both Walked In The Bathroom At The Same Time. After Seeing This, He Said "This Isn't Going To Happen" And He Walked Out

Another Guy And I Both Walked In The Bathroom At The Same Time. After Seeing This, He Said "This Isn't Going To Happen" And He Walked Out

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

one goes, the other waits and then goes after the first one is done. the cycle

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#22

Thinking Of Becoming A Mum?

Thinking Of Becoming A Mum?

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably not

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#23

Hotel Henri IV. Mosaic Art In The Bathroom

Hotel Henri IV. Mosaic Art In The Bathroom

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Shelp
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it in France? Because as far I know, the HIV is called in french "VIH". Maybe they simply didn't know what it means in English.

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#24

All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

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spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

This can't possibly even be legal.

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#25

This Bathroom Window

This Bathroom Window

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww... it's actually cute!

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#26

Just What You Want To See In The Bathroom Of An Ice Cream Shop

Just What You Want To See In The Bathroom Of An Ice Cream Shop

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like 2 Girls brand of ice cream.

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#27

My New Apartment's Toilet Is So Narrow That Even My Skinny Ass Doesn't Fit In It

My New Apartment's Toilet Is So Narrow That Even My Skinny Ass Doesn't Fit In It

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Sit sideways

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#28

This Bathroom In My Local Cinema. Peek-A-Poo

This Bathroom In My Local Cinema. Peek-A-Poo

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

When you hire an architect who is just out of prison.

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#29

This Waiting Area For The Toilet

This Waiting Area For The Toilet

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Kenny Lawhorn
Community Member
1 year ago

The candle brings the room together.

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#30

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

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Faizal Jam
Community Member
1 year ago

it will normal when you drunk

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