26 January 2008

Toilet paper trivia

They say we live in the information age now. Well, here's some info...

1) The first roll appeared in 1890, made by the Scott Paper Co. in Philadelphia. The two-ply roll appeared in 1942.

2) That's almost 400 years after Sir John Harrington invented the flushing toilet in 1596.

3) An average of 666 rolls of toilet paper are used at the Pentagon each day.

4) The average consumer uses 8.6 sheets per trip, 57 sheets a day, one standard roll every five days and 20,800 sheets a year.

5) Before toilet tissue, wealthy Romans used wool and rosewater or sponges soaked in salt water at the end of a stick.

Source: ToiletPaperWorld.com

Then there's Chuck Norris toilet paper.

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