Friday, July 17, 2009

TP America!

Our friend Michelle {Agent M} has sent us this patriotic post, just in time for the 4th of July - well, okay, July anyway. Same month!

Anyway, it's a very interesting history of toilet paper, compliments of CNN and Mental_Floss Magazine.

In short, it is the story of how what was once an embarrassing personal product that people were afraid to buy becoming not only a household staple, but a global indicator of cultural development. And a useful way for kids to decorate trees during Halloween. We've come a long way, baby?

1 comment:

Steve said...

The statistics "$6 billion a year on toilet tissue" and 50 pounds a year per person is stuck in my mind!