Catch the wind

Catch the wind

Friday, February 13, 2015

...toilet tissue trivia

TOILET PAPER is something we all need and use (hopefully).  butt ... how much do you really know about the stuff you use every day???  check out these cool facts...
IT'S A FIRST! the first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th century China.  by the 14th century the Chinese were mass producing it.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! packaged TP wasn’t sold in the states until 1857. the guy who introduced it, Joseph Gayetty, had his name printed on every sheet.  yikes! who’d who’d wanna see this guy staring at you every time you use the toilet. ack!

HANDY-WIPES??  at some time or other people used these handy items in place of TP:  water, hay, corncobs, leaves, sticks, stones, sand moss, hemp, wool, husks, fruit peels, ferns, sponges, seashells, and broken pottery.  broken pottery??! YIKES!! you gotta be kidding!
IT’S THE SHEETZ!  the average American uses about 57 sheets of TP a day.  that’s 399 a week, 1,996 a month and 19,152 a year. an average family will flush almost 80,000 sheets a year.
NOVEL IDEA!  Koji Suzuki, the Japanese horror novelist best known for writing The Ring, had an entire novel printed on a single roll of toilet paper. the story takes place in a public bathroom and the whole thing is about three feet long.
DESERT PATROL! during Desert Storm, the US Army used toilet paper to camouflage its tanks. check it out. there really is camouflage TP.
WOOD YOU BELIEVE! making TP for the whole world uses almost 30,000 trees every day. that’s 10 million trees a year!
STOP THIEF!  seven percent of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper from hotels and motels. that's just the ones who admit it. no comment!
OUCH! It wasn’t until 1935 that manufacturers promised “Splinter-Free Toilet Paper.”
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT! when people were asked what’s the most important thing they would take if they were going to a desert island... 49 % said TP. umm... what about food??? water??? mosquito spray???
PAWS TO PLAY! it’s a fact that cats believe toilet paper is a special toy installed in the bathroom just for them to play with. if they need a little fun time all they have to do is take a quick trip to the bathroom. check out this fun VIDEO.
HISTORY! there was a toilet paper museum in Wisconsin called The Madison Museum of Toilet Tissue, but it closed in 2000.  what a shame.  for sure that would have been number 1 on my list of places to visit. duh!
DESIGNER TP! there’s a contest sponsored by Charmin to design and make wedding dresses out of toilet paper. the winner gets $2,000.  if you want to see some of the cool creations click the word DRESS.
AND...FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS!  the most expensive toilet paper in the world is the Portuguese brand Renova. it’s three-ply, perfumed, costs $3 per roll and comes in lots of colors including black, red, blue and green.  
OVER OR UNDER? about two-thirds of Americans prefer their toilet paper to come off the roll over the top.  by the way...under the roll people are considered be more intelligent.  who figures out this stuff???
CELEBRATE! for sure any product this important should have a special day. it does! August 26th is "National Toilet Paper Day"
WHAT ABOUT YOU?  are you an over or under TP person??
...hugs from Lenny
sources: buzzfeed and stuff4kids

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