Backsplash: Deflective “Peeback” Walls Fight Public Urination

walls that pee back

Bouncing waste liquid back at the impolite and intoxicated bar crawlers who treat the streets as their bathroom, the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany, has given fair warning about its water-repellent surfaces with signs that read (translated):

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Snow Calligraphy: Reverse Graffiti Artist Tags Parked Vehicles

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