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Retractable spikes installed on park benches to deter lazy bums
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Posted 3/1/12 , edited 3/1/12
http://www.fabianbrunsing.de/







The coin operated system was first designed by German sculptor Fabian Brunsing – as a protest against the commercialisation of modern life.
But ironically his idea and art installation found implementation, particularly in China.
'This seems like a fair way to stop people grabbing a bench at dawn and staying there all day,’ said an official at Yantai Park in Shangdong, east China, where this idea has been implemented into life.

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This is so... out of world and yet so typical. Practically in tears from laughing!
Posted 3/1/12
Haha, oh the irony
I heard those bench-hoggers are a real problem in china, the place is so populated, no one can find a good place to sit.
Posted 3/1/12
I could easily see a person tying a small animal down on it, placing a coin for the least amount of time, and walking away.
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Posted 3/1/12
couldnt u just use something like a sturdy board and place it over the spikes?
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Posted 3/1/12
:0 free massage
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Posted 3/1/12
......i laughed so hard...well that will keep bums off of the benches at night.
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Posted 3/1/12
I really can't say I approve this as a way for a city to make money, but flip the switch around 9pm and the bums will have to find somewhere else to crash.
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Posted 3/1/12
Big government.
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Posted 3/1/12
I do not approve... :/
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he's not so happy about this.....
Posted 3/1/12
..This isn't illegal?
Posted 3/1/12
They should install those in India, I bet they'd be really popular.
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Posted 3/1/12
They'll just sleep under the bench instead.

Unless they install it so it locks them in or comes crashing down. Seriously who thought this was a good idea?
Posted 3/1/12



I want to think that this bench will take "planking" to a whole new level.
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