Today is National Toilet Paper Day, and for this important event, we’re sharing several interesting facts related to this crucial item.
In the 18th Century, colonial Americans used corncobs and leaves to cleanse where toilet paper is used today. When newspapers became available, they were used. Also, the Sears catalog and the Farmers Almanac were later used. French Royalty used lace.
Remember colored toilet paper, made in shades of pink, beige, and green? That feature, introduced to the U.S. market in 1954 went out of favor about 40 years later. In addition to colored choices, patterned papers (some even with crossword puzzles!) can still be found today.
Some people even make wedding dresses from the stuff. In 2005, a wedding website hosted its first annual wedding dress contest, where applicants submit pictures of themselves in a wedding dress made entirely out of toilet paper, glue, and tape.
Below are more facts about this crucial item from Veritiv, a supplier of restroom, cleaning, and other facility solutions: