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Published on March 16, 2017

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Eight Toilet Paper Facts You Need to Know

It’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What better time to learn a few fun facts about toilet paper?

  • The average American uses 50 pounds of toilet paper a year — that’s 57 squares daily and 8.6 per trip.
  • The U.S. Army used toilet paper to camouflage tanks during Desert Storm.
  • The Chinese were the first to use paper sheets for bathroom uses dating back to 6th century AD.
  • Common ways to wipe your bum before TP: magazine or catalog paper, hay, corncobs, leaves, moss, wool, sponges and fruit peels.

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Now that you’ve had some fun, is it time for you to schedule your colonoscopy? If you’re 50 or older and haven’t had one, it’s time. Find a location near you.

Sources: bostonstandardplumbing.com, toiletpaperworld.com

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