China Government Imposes New "Two Fly-Maximum" Rule For Public Toilets
Government officials in Beijing just rolled out a new set of sanitation guidelines which actually includes a "two fly-maximum" rule for public restrooms.
As strange as this sounds, a similar two-fly rule was also implemented in one of Beijing's
central district during the 2008 Summer Olympics. So this updated policy could help bring general sanitation to the rest of the city's notoriously foul public toilets.
However, while the two-fly maximum does seem like a good idea, all it takes is just for two flies to get busy before the female decides to lay up to 500 eggs (1-3 day period). These will hatch to larvae within a day before maturing to full-grown flies in about a week!
It's not clear if and how public restrooms that violate these new rules will be punished, but maybe it would be best to just amend it to a "0 fly-maximum" rule.