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would you drink at the Rectum Bar?

Kanada Kev

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, well, the Rectum Bar in Vienna kind of leaves you lost for words, doesn’t it? Actually, at first sight, there may be only a few single words that will come to mind right away.


As offensive or disgusting as this Rectum Bar may be for some, it is also rather educational, for it illustrates an anatomically correct digestion track with great detail, going from tongue to anus, and the large intestine. Better yet, it was an actual real theme bar outside of the Vienna Museums Quarter, so it was also supposed to be artistic.


The designer Atlier Van Lieshout explains the project as following:

BarRectum, Arsch Bar, Asshole Bar, Bar Anus. While the translations sound different, the form is universally recognizable. The bar takes its shape from the human digestive system: starting with the tongue, continuing to the stomach, moving through the small and the large intestines and exiting through the anus. While BarRectum is anatomically correct, the last part of the large intestine has been inflated to a humongous size to hold as many drinking customers at the bar as possible. The anus itself is part of a large door that doubles as an emergency exit.


Now the question is really…would you buy a drink there?




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