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LAist picked up this interesting tidbit in the Los Angeles Downtown News about four high-tech toilets coming to Downtown LA -- at a cost of about $1 million dollars. But just look what these babies, called Automatic Public Toilets, will do:

Each APT's oval-shaped kiosk contains a small toilet and a sink. After every use, the door shuts and the toilet retracts into a behind-the-scenes cleaning area, where it is pressure-washed, disinfected and dried. Meanwhile, the unit's floor and sink are pressurized with water and drained. The toilet bowl swings back around and is ready for use again within minutes.

Quite a step up from port-a-potties? Three of the four toilets will be located in the Skid Row area, while the fourth will be located in Pershing Square. More are planned to be added. According to the Downtown News story, they are being privately funded and will be free to use.

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We wonder, however, if it's not too late to install the heated seat option?

Photo by Ron's Log via flickr.