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A park in Beijing, China has started a [trial / trail] to try and save toilet paper and prevent thieves from stealing [it / them] . Park officials have installed six facial recognition scanners [to / at] the city's Temple of Heaven Park. The machines will scan someone's face before [provision / providing] him or her with 60 cm of toilet paper. That [same / similar] person will then have to [waiting / wait] for nine minutes if they want extra paper. A park spokesman said there was a problem [of / by] visitors to the toilets taking too much toilet paper. He said some people came and [filled / filling] their bags with it. The park had put up [poster / posters] and broadcast messages over loudspeakers asking visitors to use [less / fewer] toilet paper.

The new facial recognition scanners have brought [a / the] surprise. They have become a tourist [attraction / attractive] . Visitors are now coming [for / to] look at and try [out / in] the machines. Videos of people pulling strips of toilet paper from the machines have gone [viral / virus] on social media sites. Staff are available to help people with problems [used / using] the machines or for people who [urgent / urgently] need more toilet paper. The scanners seem to be [popular / popularity] . A user on the Chinese social media site Weibo commented: "This is a [really / reality] good idea. I recommend that it be rolled out in toilets nationwide." The trial appears to be successful so far. The [day / daily] amount of toilet paper used in the park's toilets has gone down by 20 per cent.

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