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
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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.

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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.

JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool! Thanks! I was wondering:)

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Kira Leseman
Community Member
1 year ago

Somebody’s a faucet salesman. I really want to know the reasoning behind this.

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

It is an art piece in the bathroom of a restaurant, most of the faucets work. Kids love it.

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Lucia Ottingerová
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

this reminds me prefects bathroom in HP book

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

Hot, cold, beer?

Mary Stiles
Community Member
1 year ago

Where does the water come out of?

Gregg V
Community Member
1 year ago

Dog Wash.

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

I. LOVE. THIS!!

Xoxo
Community Member
1 year ago

Anyone spot the tag? "Escher was here, here, here, and guess where else"

AJ Cupples
Community Member
1 year ago

I just needed to pee not go titanic

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

A bipolar plumber in a manic state? (Before anyone verbally wants to kill me for this remark: I AM bipolar!)

M.A.D.
Community Member
1 year ago

It's like that scene from Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail where he had to pick the right one!

Priya Sharma
Community Member
1 year ago

One for hot water.. second for cold ..third one doesn't supply water ..turn it on if you don't wanna bath.

the Lemon Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

one, two, three- NO I GIVE UP TOO MANY WHYYYYYYYY

the Lemon Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

Hm, which tap shall I use today??

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

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Toni Tangents
Community Member
1 year ago

Regarding the above text, saying that public toilets are actually as clean as at home. I think it depends on which public toilet you are talking about!!!!!!!

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

and they hit a sale in fixtures.....??

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
1 year ago

????

Arlene Reber
Community Member
1 year ago

Do they all work or only one? That would be cruel.

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm just curious if they all work

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Um, which one's real?

Jessica Langmeyer
Community Member
1 year ago

LMFAO

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

A bit complicated !! by the time I'd found the right tap the water would have been cold !!!!!!!

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

Weird!

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

I can’t decide. Just give me one of everything.

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Which one works or does all the facets work?

Marzena Helena Leino
Community Member
1 year ago

And a person of average intelligence and manual skills can cope with the operation of all this stuff...? Or is it just for decoration? If so, then it is a dangerous design.

Lee from Phoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

I really like the tile. We had tile like that on the bathroom floor of the 2 flat in Chicago where I grew up in the early 50's. It was an old building even then.

NikoGamerTV
Community Member
1 year ago

The right combination will open a portal

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is for face rinsing, and this for hands...teeth, here...

Aryan Aryan
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd love to visit this place- it's fun.

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

free from the bath shop showroom

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF!!!!! hahahahah

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

In a hotel, the curtains should fit the window !!!

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

Fauchet fetist design

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Taps. Taps everywhere.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Needs more faucets.

David Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Brass one is for lemonade.

HOW ABOUT ℕ𝕆
Community Member
1 year ago

wtf???

Kerolos Saleib
Community Member
1 year ago

I woukd start taking my clothes off and sit in the sink and turn them all on and look at people and be like "whaaaat?!?! You don't have one of these in your home?"

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

How many of them actually function?

Mareena Sprague
Community Member
1 year ago

I’d just use the other sink next to it 😂

Aila Beatriz
Community Member
1 year ago

Like super fancy restaurants. “Which fork am I supposed to use first?” Except change forks to faucet.

Sharon Straka Hendricks
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a sink for the Hogwarts Prefect bathroom

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Choices... so hard to decide sometimes.

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

So it's not even a hotel then?

Ian Taggart
Community Member
1 year ago

A guy did a vine for trying to figure out someone else's shower. He sees a regular tap handle mounted to the wall and then a computer keyboard mounted to the wall and a mission control console mounted to the wall.

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you spot the real one to use?

Ian Taggart
Community Member
1 year ago

All of them.

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Bored Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

Lets play a game

Hidden Memes
Community Member
1 year ago

An indecisive germaphobe's worst nightmare!

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool.

KCN
Community Member
1 year ago

You pee, shit, bidet and shower all in the same space. Right.

PandaLover
Community Member
1 year ago

What was the designer thinking?

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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
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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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