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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:41 PM
Paying to sit on park benches that will inevitably poke you in your junk with sharp spikes.

This is wrong on so many levels...yet strangely comical.

Chinese Park Officials take a "stab" at crowded park problem

Park officials in China have found a way to stop people from hogging their benches for too long - by fitting steel spikes on a coin-operated timer.

[edit on 17-8-2010 by vimanarider]

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:48 PM
Yeouch! Sharp idea
Reminds me of those spikes that pop up in paid parking lots that slash your tires if you back up to pick up a dropped ticket

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:51 PM
reply to post by vimanarider

It's a crazy story all right.

I posted it yesterday in BTS because I figured the mods would move it there anyway.

It'll be interesting to see if the mods move this thread or not.

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:56 PM
In anticipation of this idea catching on, worldwide, I have decided to run out and patent kevlar seated casual pants!

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:58 PM
Best story I've seen all day!

Second line

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:03 PM
You know, it is not so much the idea of the spikes in the benches, as it is the fact that the Chinese people have not risen as one to slay their oppressors

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:08 PM
Youch, the guys better make sure that they sit with their legs closed and their boys saddled high.


posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:11 PM
reply to post by airspoon

Ha...maybe this is really just a covert attempt by the Chinese faction of TPTB to control population levels.

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by vimanarider

it took a second for that one to catch.

This is crazy, I'd just sit on the ground.

For the money its going to cost to make these robotic-spike coin-operated park benches - you think they could just build more benches - the cost benefit would prolly be 10:1

this is a definite case for dubteaeff category.

posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 12:40 AM
Not that I do much travelling in Asia; but whenever I travel, I make sure to pack only "easy care" clothing.

That means that All my trousers are "Crotch-Guard"-ed

posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 01:55 AM
reply to post by vimanarider

Wow, that's a little extreme. Lucky the spikes aren't longer. A lot of people would be removed from the gene pool, if you know what I mean. Talk about minced meat.

posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:27 AM
deface them, just carry a hammer,

or a board to set over them,

[edit on 18-8-2010 by pryingopen3rdeye]

posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:35 AM
Government rationing of leisure.

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