popurls

Why flies were chosen as urinal targets

SOURCE: BOINGBOING • 2009-12-21
TOPICS: Toilets • Restrooms • Urinal • Urine • Incontinence • Fly

NPR has a story about why urinal manufacturers chose the fly as a target to reduce splashing. Keiboom in Amsterdam says the original fly idea was proposed almost 20 years ago by Dutch maintenance man Jos Van Bedoff, who had served in the Dutch army in the 1960s. As a soldier he noticed that someone had put small, discrete red dots in the barracks urinals, which dramatically cut back on misdirected flow. Two decades later, he proposed to the airport board of directors that the dots be turned i... read more »

SEARCH RELATED:

amsterdam britain dutch army jos van bedoff

more buzz on popurls.com →