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Anything is possible in England, even a recycling project melding the art and the spirit of long-passed excrement. Artists have transformed the former sites of public restrooms into tiled, underground chambers for the alternative arts scene and quiet Internet surfing. One such venue claims it is an underground spot for underground thought and agendas and offers coffee and Internet access, reports SALON.COM.

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