What Is an Example of an Expensive Gold Toilet?


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One example of a very expensive gold toilet is the toilet crafted by Chinese jeweler Lam Sai-wing, a gold toilet priced together with the other golden bathroom decorations at around $29 million as of 2010. This toilet was crafted in reference to a 1921 quote by Vladimir Lenin, in which he bragged that communist victory would mean public toilets made of gold in all the world's largest cities.

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Although the jewelled golden toilet functions with state-of-the-art plumbing, visitors are not allowed to use it, making it entirely a display item. Tourists are even encouraged to use nonscuff covers on their shoes to prevent marks on the gold bars embedded in the floor.

According to an article published by the Huffington Post, a company called Toilet Paper Man sold million-dollar rolls of toiler paper made entirely out of gold. This expensive toiletry was reported to be made of thin sheets of 22 carat gold.

According to Andrea Sella, a chemistry professor from University College London, the value of gold is in how inert it is compared to other elements. This means the value of a gold toilet is placed, at least partially, in how long it can last compared to alternatives.

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