Toilet Paper History

Toilet Paper History | Inventor Seth Wheeler

For you toilet paper historians out there, you may be wondering how the perforated toilet paper roll came to be. Here is a toilet paper history lesson to help you solve the mystery:

According to the U.S Patent office, entrepreneur Seth Wheeler was the first to patent rolled and perforated toilet paper. The initial patent was issued by the U.S. Patent office July 25th, 1871 under Patent number 117,355. Read more

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The Myth about Toilet Flush Rotation

Is it true that a toilet flush will rotate clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise in the southern hemisphere? If you watch the cartoon network you may see an example of this. However this is simply a myth. The equator has no effect on a toilet flush and its direction of rotation. The design and shape of the toilet bowl itself will determine the rotation of the water as it goes down the drain. Read more

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Do Bidets Reduce Costs | Yes They Pay For Themselves

When shopping for a bidet you may be concerned about the cost. The truth of the matter is that bidets reduce costs and will actually reduce your monthly expenses. So if you are into pinching pennies, the bathroom is a good place to start.

Have you ever tallied the annual costs of toilet paper? You may be surprised or even shocked if you add up your toilet paper consumption for a year and the associated cost. This is one of the most notable areas where bidets reduce costs and decrease your monthly expenses. In addition to your financial outlay, the production of toilet paper places a large burden on the environment. Read more

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Toilet Nicknames | Why do they call it The John?

One quick scan of the internet and you can easily come up with 101 toilet nicknames. Perhaps someday we can look back and the Spaloo Bidet will be on the list as well. In the meantime have fun reading our shortlist of some of our favorite toilet nicknames and how they came to be.

The John: It is widely believed that one of the most common toilet nicknames “The John” is a reference to 16th century poet Sir John Harington. One of his most famous works was entitled “The Metamorphosis of Ajax” which makes mention of his invention, the first flush toilet. The term Ajax is a pun for the word Jakes, which at the time was common slang for a privy.

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The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973

For those of us who are fans of late night TV and are old enough to remember our favorite host Johnny Carson. You probably remember the King of late night for his hilarious antics and sarcastic comments on anything from politics to sports. What you may not remember is how he caused “The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973.”

Times were tough in 1973 with the crash of the stock market and an Arab oil embargo that led to inflated oil and gas prices. The shortage of electricity, gasoline, and even onions, was the beginning of a crisis for the American public. For some of us, Johnny Carson lifted our spirits in these trying times with his playful pranks and his signature late night monologue.

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My Shoulder Arthritis Pain makes it Difficult to Wipe

As we age, the wear and tear on our joints takes its toll. For many of us, Arthritis sets in and causes irreparable damage. If you experience a severe case of shoulder arthritis pain, simple daily tasks can become difficult if not impossible to accomplish. You might even struggle just to wipe your bottom after using the toilet. Not to worry, Spaloo to the rescue!

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Are Bidets Sanitary and Other Misconceptions

When the topic of bidets comes up, one of the first questions that may arise is: are bidets sanitary? Read on to learn the facts about this and other common misconceptions about the use of bidets. These are some of the most frequently asked questions about bidets:

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Kids Bathroom

Using a Bidet Will Improve Kids Hygiene

As parents, we spend much of our time trying to teach our children about life and helping them develop good habits. Proper hygiene should be on the list of life lessons. One of the simplest ways to improve kids hygiene is to install a bidet in your bathroom. A Spaloo Bidet is easy to install, easy to use, and is a great way for kids to develop good hygiene habits.

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Designing a Senior Friendly Bathroom

As seniors age, using the bathroom effectively becomes a greater challenge as every year passes. It can become more and more difficult to use the toilet, operate the faucets, or even take a bath or shower. As we age, time takes its toll on our bodies and it may become difficult to simply stand in the shower. You may not have the strength to stand for an extended period and you may no longer have the mobility to climb in and out of the bathtub.

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Spaloo Bidet Toilet Seats Render Wet Wipes Obsolete

You have been using wet wipes for years to clean yourself after using the bathroom because they provide a better cleaning than dry toilet paper. However, wet wipes come with their own issues, including a high cost and a high potential for skin irritation. What if I told you there is a product that cleans better, costs less, is easier on your septic system, and better for the environment than wet wipes? Well, there is and the product is called a Spaloo bidet toilet seat which will render wet wipes obsolete.

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