Holy Batman! Today is World Toilet Day (no kidding) and what better way to celebrate than a hidden toilet that emerges from the ground after you insert one yuan? I'm so there, Maxwell Smart. The pop-up conveniences are being installed in China and will debut next year, just in time for the Beijing Olympic Games. The possibilities are endless:

One second you see a sculpture, the next a living and breathing W.C. materializes right in front of your eyes. It may not be as cool as the jet-powered toilet, but this will bring countless stories in 2008, like "Emerging Toilet Leads To Secret Mao Cloning Facilities," "Panda Ninjas Use Magic Toilets to Access Hidden Lairs," and the all-time classic: "Mechanic Toilets Process People Into Canned Meat." [Spluch]

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