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Why Is There A Fly In My Urinal?

Fly in Urinal

I always assumed these were some kind of trademark, like the stork on the Crane Pluming fixtures.  But when I saw this one in my urinal at the San Francisco Airport today and found myself aiming at it I thought there’s probably something more brilliant and purposeful behind it.  Sure enough, a quick search confirms that it improves a man’s aim and reduces spilling by 80%!  Here’s the best bit – men just naturally aim for the fly.  “They don’t even think about it, and they don’t need to read a user’s manual; it’s just an instinctive reaction.”  My only question is, why did they put this one so far to the left where there is bound to be over spray? I’m just saying…

Urinal Fly Close-up

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