Over or Under
THE GREAT TOILET PAPER DEBATE
The eternal question: Should toilet paper hang over or under? Modern engineering has created an efficient way to dispense toilet paper, but it has left orientation up to consumer. In determining which is best, there are numerous variables, statistics, and principles of mechanics to take into account. And simple efficiency is not the only concern: for many, TP orientation is a matter of identity, lifestyle, and passion. Let us walk you through this timeless and enduring debate.
America goes through 15 billion rolls of paper per day
That's enough to wrap around the earth 40 times
A brief history of toilet paper
6th century ad- China first documented the use of toilet paper
1857- New york City- toiled paper invented by Joseph Gayetty. It was sold in stacks of square sheets
1879- scott paper company: modern rolls are engineered and mass produced
Over vs Under
1. Easier to tear off desired number of tiles
2. less chance of scraping wall with knuckle
3.easier to locate and grab end
70% of people endorse this
personality trait: likes to charge, over achiever, stays organized.
1. less chance of unraveling an rv or during an earthquake
2. less chance of cat or child unravelling roll
3. tidier appearance
30% of people endorse this
personality traits: laid back , artistic, dependable
The debate rolls on
tilt a roll- invented in 1996 allows users to change orientation by swivelling the roll, avoiding domestic dispute
wikipedia- the discussion page for the article on the toilet paper orientation is 2x longer than that for the Iraq war
we hope the data we provided you with will help you make an informed decision about domestic and professional toilet paper orientation in the future.