Thursday, September 11, 2008

Here's a conversation starter for your next dinner party....

Did you know that apparently that the Chinese came up with the idea of toilet paper around the sixth century AD? Apparently it was available in two sizes, large squares for the Jo Averages (or the JO 平均数 ) and small delicate perfumed squares for the Imperial bottoms?

And around the early 14th century it was recorded that in the Zhejiang province alone there was an annual manufacturing of toilet paper amounting in ten million packages of 1,000 to 10,000 sheets of toilet paper each.

On to it, those Chinese.

And what you really don't want to do is now go and read about the history of toilet paper on Wikipedia, cause it will just make you realise how spectacularly peculiar some of those who have gone before us have been.

I will never be able to look at a corn husk again.

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