First of all, what did we use before toilet paper? Can you imagine something so vital didn't even exist until the 14th century, and in America didn't show up until the late 1800s!!?? So what did we use prior to toilet paper? Any guesses? Well, imagination can just take over at this point. Grass, leaves, sticks, sponges, linen, or even their left hand. Oh yeah, you name it. Lets go back, according a research site called “The history of toilet paper,” "Official" toilet paper - that is, paper which was produced specifically for the purpose of cleaning our behinds - dates back to the late 14th Century, when the Chinese produced it for royalty ordered it in 2x3foot sheets. Pages torn from newspapers and magazines were commonly used in the early American West. Toilet paper was not always perfect like today's toilet paper. In 1935, Northern Tissue advertised "splinter-free" toilet paper. Early paper production techniques sometimes left splinters embedded in the paper.... [continues]
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