For some people this topic is considered useless trivia. For others the discussion of Toilet Paper orientation is a genuine concern. These fanatics are still at odds as to whether a roll of toilet paper should be installed with the leading edge over the roll or under the roll. Let’s take a look at their argument:
The other day my friend fell off her horse and broke her left arm. No big deal right? After all it was just her left arm. Well as it turns out she is left handed, she’s a true southpaw. So needless to say this led to some interesting discussions regarding her broken arm bathroom dilemma. While she didn’t think it was funny, I somehow couldn’t stop myself from laughing about the whole ordeal. Especially her stories about her attempt to wipe her behind after using the toilet. Read more
Is it just me or is my toilet paper shrinking. Or is the problem that my hands (and my bottom) are getting bigger? I don’t think so, I am pretty sure the problem is the great shrinking toilet paper conspiracy of 2015.
Earlier in the year I noticed that my toilet paper roll was just a little narrower. At first I thought that maybe, just maybe I was imagining things. Or perhaps it was some off brand that I purchased. The roll of toilet paper seemed to have a profuse gap on either side when placed in the toilet paper holder. Read more
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
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
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.
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.
Ever wonder how many deadly bacteria are lurking on your toilet seat? For something used multiple times a day you may think the porcelain throne is just a host for millions of bacteria. Well, it turns out you should be more worried about cell phones and sponges than that dingy seat. Be prepared to be shocked by these items that are crawling with even more bacteria than your toilet seat.
- Cell Phones: For something that touches our face and is placed inches away from our mouth, we would like to think it doesn’t carry any bacteria. In reality, cell phones carry about 10 times more bacteria than your toilet seat.
Ok, so I have to admit that I had a little fun recently making a well, um… cartoon about hemorrhoids. One hemorrhoid in particular. His name is Sammy. I wanted to communicate that a Spaloo can offer relief to the pain associated with hemorrhoids.
Perhaps I had a little too much fun and got carried away, but, yes….Sammy talks! As a toilet guy who thinks, talks and writes all day about people’s “business”, I feel pretty comfortable with all subjects. Read more
Happy Independence Day! On this day 234 years ago, the famous Declaration of Independence was approved and adopted by Congress, allowing the thirteen colonies to become separate independent states no longer under control of the British Empire.
I realize this document is more than just important, and I certainly mean it no disrespect by what I’m about to do… Read more
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