It's an argument that can tear (heh) roommates apart: Should you hang the toilet paper with the paper hanging on the outside or the inside? Well, a tweet has resurfaced around the internet, and maybe...just maybe...it'll put the debate to rest.
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This year-and-a-half-old tweet by Owen Williams has been making the rounds again. It's an image of the original patent for toilet paper rolls.
In inventor Seth Wheeler's original design, toilet paper rolls hung on the outside. SO THERE!
To clarify, Seth Wheeler patented the original toilet paper roll design, but packaged toilet paper was invented by Joseph Gayetty. It came in individual sheets and was called "Medicated Paper."
Just think, if toilet paper wasn't hung out on the outside, novelty gag gifts like this would make no sense. That's right, your white elephant presents matter, damnit!
Unicorns are immortal, but only if you hang toilet paper correctly. Choose wisely, my friends.
Though even if you hang your toilet paper on the inside, it could be worse. At least you're bothering to actually hang your toilet paper!
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Did you know that people use between eight and nine sheets when they use toilet paper? Do with that information what you will.
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The average person goes through approximately 100 rolls of toilet paper a year. Or more, if they're rebellious teens who want to vandalize their neighbor's house on Halloween.
The toilet paper industry generates $200 billion a year.
No s**t? No s**t!