posted by ebeans
CNN digs up the dirty on America’s wipe-of-choice: toilet paper. Read about the past, present, and future of the American’s 57 squares per day habit. Published July 7, 2009.
Why toilet paper belongs to America
“Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, sheep’s wool — and, later, thanks to the printing press — newspapers, magazines, and pages of books…”