August 26 is National Toilet Paper Day, deemed so to commemorate the first time 🧻 was ever sold on a roll (August 26, 1871). #ToiletPaperDay
Fun Facts about 🧻
The first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th Century China.
Prior to the invention of 🧻 – people would commonly use hay, corncobs, sticks, stones, sand, moss, hemp, wool, husks, fruit peels, ferns, sponges, seashells, and broken pottery.
It wasn't until 1935 that a manufacturer was able to promise "Splinter-Free Toilet Paper."
The reason toilet paper disintegrates to quickly when wet is that the combination of base fibers to make the tissue are designed to "disperse" in water for quick disposal.
On the International Space Station, they still use regular toilet paper – but it has to be sealed in special containers and compressed.
7% of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper in hotels.
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