Special Sub-Topic: A Two-Ply History
|In the Roman empire, which of the following was most popularly used and is now replaced by modern toilet paper?|
a stick with a wet sponge attached to it. Many Romans used saltwater to immerse their sponges in. It was considered to be more soothing.
|In many societies, why was it considered correct for people to use their left hand while using toilet paper?|
when meeting or eating with others, you were to only use your right hand. It was socially unacceptable to use your right hand to use toilet paper, as you shook hands with others with your right hand. You can easily see this phenomenon today as people primarily offer their right hand while meeting someone.
|When Scott brand toilet paper was first introduced, it was considered a medical item for what reason?|
it helped lower consumer embarrassment. A Scott brand roll of toilet paper first sold at 1,000 sheets for ten cents a roll.
|What was the most common item used in colonial America that is now replaced by modern toilet paper?|
corn cobs. Later on, printed paper became increasingly popular as a much more comfortable replacement.
|A major toilet paper shortage happened in 1970s' USA. How did this shortage come to be?|
a late night host joked about a "shortage" and a rampage ensued. Johnny Carson made a joke about a toilet paper shortage and viewers panicked by buying out toilet paper stocks. This is considered the only major shortage of a product created by consumers.
|What special feature did the Old Farmer's Almanac have that made it distinguishable as a source of toilet paper?|
a hole in the corner to hang it from the outhouse door for easy access. The reason Old Farmer's Almanac did this was because they knew their customers would read the information before use. It was inevitable from being used anyhow.
|In 1935, what did Northern Tissue advertise their toilet paper as to get more people to buy it?|
"Splinter-Free". The company's toilet paper sales skyrocketed, and now the company is known as Georgia-Pacific, a leading manufacturer in toilet paper.
|What new feature did Charmin toilet paper have beginning in 1932?|
four-roll economy pack. It was introduced to help out the many who lost their jobs during the Great Depression.
|Why was Kimberly-Clark awarded with an award of excellence by the U.S. government?|
for heroic effort in supplying soldiers in World War II. Although U.S. tanks were truthfully camouflaged by toilet paper in the Gulf War, Kimberly-Clark won the award for supplying soldiers during World War II.
|In 1996, there was a "Toilet Paper Tax". By how much did each roll of toilet paper increase?|
six cents. President Clinton passed the law and it raised the average cost for a roll of toilet paper to thirty cents.
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