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Retractable spikes installed on park benches to deter lazy bums
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Posted 3/1/12

LynnTerra wrote:




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


I don't even understand planking, but you may be right.

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Posted 3/1/12 , edited 3/1/12

uhohimdead wrote:

couldnt u just use something like a sturdy board and place it over the spikes?


Yeah, but is a homeless person going to carry around enough boards to make it a viable place to sleep?

Edit: Maybe I misunderstood lazy bums as homeless. I seen park benches to deter and I immediately thought of people sleeping on the benches. Either way it works both ways.
Posted 3/1/12
A Shaolin monk would sit there anyway
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am I the only one who feels bad for the homeless because of this...?
Posted 3/1/12
that sucks, now the homeless might have signs saying "spare change needed for spiky benches". If i was homeless and saw that coin box I would break into it
Posted 3/1/12
I would definitely do what JListCharlie said.
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Posted 3/1/12

melancholy-hill wrote:

..This isn't illegal?


It's China.
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Posted 3/1/12
Well the spike approach is is not exactly great. Imagine you are sitting down reading a book or a newspaper and completely get sucked into w/e ur reading and the time ends and spikes come up lol. They could add a noise to alert but what if that person is partially deaf or completely deaf?
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Posted 3/1/12
not just bad for homeless. you gatta pay, to sit in public now? i would just find a cardboard box or a board and throw it ont time and sit there or even sleep there to piss everyone off.
Posted 3/1/12
Yikes o.o It's smart, but that's just sad..
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Posted 3/1/12
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WTF? Instead of building those spikes build five more benches, dumb asses.
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Posted 3/2/12
Wonder how many actually read the opening post. Seems like most people missed out on the fact that this was originally art, but then got hijacked by China.
Posted 3/2/12
Ouch that hurts
Posted 3/2/12

JListCharlie wrote:

that sucks, now the homeless might have signs saying "spare change needed for spiky benches". If i was homeless and saw that coin box I would break into it


lol no kidding! I'm sorry but just about anywhere in the world, that bench would last about 12 hours before someone would try smashing open the coin box...
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Posted 3/2/12

melancholy-hill wrote:

..This isn't illegal?


I think it would depend. If this was a public park with tax-payer money in the states then there is no snow ball fight in hell of chance you would see these. However If it was a privately owned park run by some-one then are well within their rights, hell some bathrroms in restaurants charge you to use their services.

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