In 2008 artist Fabian Brunsing made a coin-operated park bench. When you insert a 0.50 Euro coin, spikes in the bench's seat retract, allowing you to sit.
This story from Orange News claims that officials at Yantai Park in Shangdong province, eastern China, have installed similar benches in the park. I doubt it. The photo in the article is of Brunsing's bench.
Do any of our readers from China know if this story is true or not?