Clever ideas aside (bringing a phone book to sit on, leaning on backrest, etc.), the Pay and Sit park bench “is pretty simple, just insert 0.50 Euros and a rather unpleasant looking set of spikes retract providing a comfortable place to sit.” Video after the break.

People don’t seem to mind paying a few bucks to use a public toilet, so designer Fabian Brunsing figured the same idea would fly when applied to a park bench.

[via OhGizmo]