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Unique Outhouse Takes Lots Of Crap

The two-story outhouse in Belle Plain, MN, sure takes a lot of crap.

The two-story outhouse in Belle Plain, MN, sure takes a lot of crap.

Monday, May 10, 2010 17:39 GMT

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The world’s only functioning two-story outhouse sure can take a lot of crap.

The famous crapper at the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, was erected by a wealthy business man in 1886 so his large family could have a spacious area to do their business.

Though the pot has been retired from use since 1974, Henrietta Stiles of the Belle Plaine Historical Society – keepers of the crapper – says the outhouse can still answer if nature calls.

The pit under it is so deep, it never even came close to filling up during its 88 years in use.

That’s good because if it did, they would’ve had to move it seeing as how it’s actually attached to the house.

Since it’s in close quarters, many think the john would cause a stink while in use.

However, Stiles says that’s not the case as a ventilation system directs noxious fumes out of a shaft on the roof.

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