Toilet Paper Facts
Toilet paper is one of the items that we use every day on a regular basis. The first recorded use of toilet paper may have been in China in the 6th century but Chinese government started mass producing it in the 14th century. Joseph Gayetty was the person who introduced the thing to the United States. He had his name printed on every sheet. An average roll has 333 sheets and an average American uses 8.6 sheets in one trip to the toilet. Until the 1940s, colored toilet paper was more popular in the United States.
Quick Facts: –
- Astronauts on International Space Station use regular toilet paper but that needs to be in special sealed containers.
- Toilet paper has some other uses other than bathroom hygiene. These uses are for nose care, wiping up spills, removing makeup etc.
- The fibres that are used to make toilet paper are very short. This is the reason why it disintegrates so quickly after getting wet.
- President Clinton passed a toilet paper tax of 6 cents per roll in 1996. It is still in effect.
- Portuguese brand Renova produces the most expensive toilet paper in the world.
- Approximately 70-75% of the world’s population do not use toilet paper.
- There is a virtual toilet paper museum named as Nobody’s Perfect.
- In an average household, one roll of toilet paper lasts approximately five days.
- The largest ever toilet paper roll was made by the manufacturer Charmin. It was 8 feet high and had a diameter of approximately 9 feet.
- In New York, there is an annual competition for the best wedding dress made from toilet paper.