Russian loos to be safe haven from terrorists?

Made from super-strong fibrous concrete, portable toilets being mulled in Russia are expected to be able to withstand a bomb blast or, at the very least, protect the occupants from shrapnel.

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Public toilets could soon be the place to hide in the event of a terrorist attack. Flickr/Jean & Nathalie

Worried about car bombs or random acts of violence? Russia is pondering a solution in the form of bomb-proof public toilets. In a way, this makes perfect sense. After all, there are few situations where you'll feel more vulnerable than when you're sitting down with your pants around your ankles.

Made from super-strong fibrous concrete, the portable loos are expected to be able to withstand a bomb blast or, at the very least, protect the occupants from shrapnel.

Also, the new toilets are expected to protect from cold even in the dead of winter as the temperatures inside won't sink below 61 degrees F, Anatoly Ashmikhin, head of Santekhrabot, the company in charge of all Moscow's public toilets, told The Moscow News.

While the effectiveness of this scheme as a terrorist protection is questionable, it is a nod to the concerns of the public regarding terrorists threats.

(Source: Crave Asia via Wired)

 

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