Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Sniper03, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

    The History Of Toilet Paper

    This is a bit of history that will truly make us thankful. We definitely need to thank the Chinese. Sometimes it's good to read something that makes you smile! I know that you have always been curious, so now you'll know.

    1. The first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th Century China.
    2. By the 14th Century, the Chinese government was mass-producing it.
    3. Packaged toilet paper wasn't sold in the United States until 1857.
    4. Joseph Gayety, the man who introduced packaged TP to the U.S., had his name printed on every sheet.
    5. Global toilet paper demand uses nearly 30,000 trees every day.
    6. That's 10 million trees a year.
    7. It wasn't until 1935 that a manufacturer was able to promise Splinter-Free Toilet Paper.
    8. Seven percent of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper from hotels.
    9. Americans use an average of 8.6 sheets of toilet paper per trip to the bathroom.
    10. The average roll has 333 sheets.
    11. Historically, what you use to wipe depended on your income level.
    12. In the Middle Ages, they used something called a gompf stick, which was just an actual stick used to scrape.
    13. Wealthy Romans used wool soaked in rose water, and French royalty used lace.
    14. Other things that were used before toilet paper include hay, corn cobs, sticks, stones, sand, moss, hemp, wool, husks, fruit peels, ferns, sponges, seashells, knotted ropes, and broken pottery (ouch!).

    15. 70-75% of the world still doesn't use toilet paper because it is too expensive or there is not sufficient plumbing.
    16. In many Western European countries, bidets are seen as more effective and preferable to toilet paper.
    17. Colored toilet paper was popular in the U.S. until the 1940s.
    18. The reason toilet paper disintegrates so quickly when wet is that the fibers used to make it are very short.
    19. On the International Space Station, they still use regular toilet paper, but it has to be sealed in special containers and compressed.
    20. During Desert Storm, the U.S. Army used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks.
    21. In 1973, Johnny Carson caused a toilet paper shortage. He said as a joke that there was a shortage, which there wasn't, until everyone believed him and ran out to buy up the supply. It took three weeks for some stores to get more stock.
    22. There is a contest sponsored by Charmin to design and make wedding dresses out of toilet paper. The winner gets $2,000.
    23. There was a toilet paper museum in Wisconsin, The Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue, but it closed in 2000.
    24. The museum once had over 3,000 rolls of TP from places all over the world, including The Guggenheim, Ellis Island, and Graceland.
    25. There is still a virtual toilet paper museum called Nobody's Perfect.
    26. In 1996, President Clinton passed a Toilet Paper Tax of 6 cents per roll which is still in effect today.
    27. The Pentagon uses, on average, 666 rolls of toilet paper per day.
    28. The most expensive toilet paper in the world is the Portuguese brand, Renova.
    29. Renova is three-ply, perfumed, costs $3 per roll, and comes in several colors including black, red, blue, and green.
    30. The CEO of Renova came up with the idea for black toilet paper while he was at a Cirque du Soleil show.
    31. Beyonce uses only red Renova toilet paper.
    32. Kris Jenner uses only the black Renova toilet paper.
    33. If you hang your toilet paper so you can pull it from the bottom, you're considered more intelligent than someone who pulls it from the top. (Wonder how this was determined?)
    34. Koji Suzuki, a Japanese horror novelist best known for writing The Ring, had an entire novel printed on a single roll of toilet paper.

    35. The novel takes place in a public bathroom, and the entire story runs approximately three feet long.
    36. When asked what necessity they would bring to a desert island, 49% of people said toilet paper before food.
    37. Queen Elizabeth II wipes her royal bottom with silk handkerchiefs. Wonder if the royal chambermaid gets to wash those?? Yeah, sure wouldn't want that job!
    38. Muslims wipe their bums with their bare hand--- always the left hand. They eat with their right hand. If you are caught shop-lifting, your right hand is cut off, forcing you to eat with your poopy left hand. Yeeeechhh!

    This history was sent to you using my right hand.

  2. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Don't forget oak leaves! Ask me how I know! :D

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  3. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

    Mister Dave when Ellis mentioned Oak Leaves I had to chuckle.:D
    One time in the Boy Scouts on a field outing. One of the boys used leaves to wipe with. Unfortunately it was Poison Ivy. I do not have to tell anymore of this story!:p
    Pretty Leaves Huh!:rolleyes:
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  5. joe45c

    joe45c Active Member

    Well great info, i guess. Now if i just could get a roll of the stuff!
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  6. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

    As a child I lived most of my summers roaming the fields, pastures and woods of the farm where I spent my childhood. When nature called and I answered, I used what nature provided. I also knew "Leaves of three, leave them be."

    Thanks for asking!:)

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  7. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

    Buddy's dad put up a treestand, ate lunch, picked his teeth with a twig. Went #2, wiped with leaves. Ended up with poison ivy from mouth to anal sphincter. Then it spread.

    Gulf War war vet said they kept finding rocks in their toilets. Determined Iraqui cadets didn't know what TP was used for. Piles of dog dung lead to eradication of wild dogs on their base. Piles of dung did not decrease and rocks were discovered nearby.

    Never tried rocks out in the woods but sacrificed parts of T-shirts on occasion.
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  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    When we run short of TP here in Cheyenne, we can always fall back on the Tribune!:D
  9. formerCav

    formerCav Well-Known Member

    yep... poison ivy and poison oak and poison sumack.
  10. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

    No, No, No!!! That's Red Oak, White Oak! NOT poison oak! :eek:
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  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    A bear and a bunny were both taking a poop. Bear asked the bunny "Does poop ever stick to your fur?" "Nope!" said the bunny proudly. So the bear picked him up, and wiped with him.
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  12. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

    Speaking of corn cobs, field corn has a red cob, sweet corn has a white one. Dad used to say "you used a red one then used white on to see if you needed another red one" :eek::eek:

    Apparently they were kept in a bucket of water so they stayed soft in the outhouse and were dropped into the outhouse to rot after use.
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  13. nstoolman1

    nstoolman1 New Member


    I will hang it the way the patent shows it.
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  14. joe45c

    joe45c Active Member

    It won't be long up here where i am that the Oak and Maple trees will be leafing out. We will be all set for A whipes then. Of course as the season goes i'll have to climb higher and higher in the trees to get enough supplies.;)