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PLAYGIRL and TOILET PAPER


PLAYGIRL and TOILET PAPER!


I know! A lot of you thought Playgirl had suddenly become respectable, because of all the serious prior posts. Not to worry kids! I'm back to my usual obnoxious self again! YAY!

I've been giving a great deal of thought to toilet paper? Why? Because I just found out that I'll be having AGAIN, a bunch of out of town, and unwanted family members, spending Thanksgiving holiday at MY house!


So, it's out with Playgirl's
WELCOME toilet paper roll, AGAIN!!



Upon further investigation about Toilet Paper, this is what I found:

The invention of the flushing toilet was made by Sir John Harington in 1596, but toilet paper wasn't invented until 1857. So what the hell did the people use to clean themselves during all those years?

Believe it or not, this is what they did before the invention of toilet paper:

Wealthy people used wool, lace or hemp for their ablutions, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers, or cleaned themselves with various materials such as rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stone, sand, moss, water, snow, maize husks, fruit skins, or seashells, and cob of the corn depending upon the country and weather conditions or social customs. In Ancient Rome, a sponge on a stick was commonly used, and, after usage, placed back in a bucket of saltwater, and in some parts of the world, the use of newspaper, or telephone directory pages, was common.

AND OMG! The average American uses 57 sheets of toilet paper a day or more than 20,805 sheets a year. More than 15,000,000 trees a year are used to make toilet paper.

I've often wondered WHY we shake hands with our right? Guess what I found out? Because the left hand was the dirty hand! Why Was the left hand considered the dirty hand? Because in India and the Arab world, the LEFT hand is used in place of toilet paper, which is washed later. Many Arabs find the use of toilet paper to be disgusting because wiping with toilet paper leaves a residue and find it impossible to leave that part between your cheeks squeeky clean.

Source:
Wikipedia - Toilet Paper
Source:
The History of Toilet Paper
Patrick A. Tollefsrud


So, what are YOUR thoughts on toilet paper, and what
would you have used, if you had lived before the
invention of this WONDER paper?
Come on, don't be shy!


After having giving this question much thought,
I found I would have used cob of the corn!
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! ;o)



PLAYGIRL'S TOILET PAPER QUOTE FOR TODAY:
"My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up,
which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it,
we'd look at the pictures."
- Dolly Parton



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Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."


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