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National Toilet Paper Day

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August 26
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August 26th is National Toilet Paper Day and it's time to celebrate this modern convenience! Did you know that toilet paper has been around since the 6th century? It wasn't until 1857 when an American inventor named Joseph Gayetty created the first mass-produced version of toilet paper. From then on, we've been able to enjoy a convenient way to clean up without having to worry about a lack of supplies. So let's take some time out on August 26th and give thanks for one of our most cherished inventions - Toilet Paper!

History of National Toilet Paper Day

National Toilet Paper Day Dates

National Toilet Paper Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Adoption in China</div><div class='timeline-text'>The use of toilet paper was first recorded in China during the early 6th century, though it was not widely adopted.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1391</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Imperial Supply</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Ming dynasty, the imperial court in Nanjing commissioned the production of two-foot-wide sheets of toilet paper made for use by its emperors.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1857</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Commercial Toilet Paper</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joseph Gayetty introduced the first commercial toilet paper in the United States. It was sold in flat sheets and was marketed as a medical product.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Roll and Dispenser</div><div class='timeline-text'>Clarence and E. Irvin Scott introduced toilet paper in rolls and dispensers, setting a new standard for convenience and usability.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1935</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Splinter-Free Toilet Paper</div><div class='timeline-text'>Northern Tissue advertised "splinter-free" toilet paper, promoting a significant improvement in consumer comfort and safety.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Toilet Paper Shortage</div><div class='timeline-text'>A false alarm about a toilet paper shortage created a genuine shortage in the United States, highlighting its importance in daily life.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Toilet Paper Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a toilet paper art piece</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use the toilet paper to make a creative art piece. Be it a collage, sculpture or painting, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make TP jokes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend time with friends and family making corny jokes about toilet paper. This is sure to get some laughs!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a TP appreciation tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your favorite stores and appreciate all the different types of toilet paper available. Who knew there were so many options?</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Sing a TP inspired song</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Scour the Internet for your favorite toilet paper inspired songs or create one of your own! Make it as silly or serious as you like.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a TP themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for an evening of fun and games, all with the common theme of toilet paper! Have guests dress up in their most creative costumes and enjoy treats such as TP shaped cookies.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Toilet Paper Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Toilet paper is a necessity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Let's be honest - having access to toilet paper is something we all take for granted, but something most of us couldn't live without. Without it, our lives would be infinitely less comfortable and convenient! So it's definitely worth celebrating National Toilet Paper Day as a reminder of how much this everyday item has improved our lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Toilet paper is easy to find</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to find many products nowadays that can still be found in almost any store or gas station. Toilet paper can, thankfully, still be found just about anywhere you go, which makes it very convenient if you run out unexpectedly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Toilet paper provides comfort</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It may not seem like an exciting topic to talk about, but let's be honest - nothing feels better than soft, cushiony toilet paper when you're done with your business! On National Toilet Paper Day, we celebrate this amazing product and its ability to make life just a little bit more comfortable every day.</p></div></div>

5 Unrolled Facts for National Toilet Paper Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Toilet paper rolls are recognizable world records</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world record for the largest toilet paper roll was created in Braco do Norte, Brazil, in 2017, measuring over 2 meters in height and width.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sixteenth-century French royalty used lace</h3><p class='facts-content'>France's King Louis XIV supposedly used lace instead of paper for his royal duties. That's one way to add opulence to a mundane task!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most common roll orientation is 'over'</h3><p class='facts-content'>In a survey conducted by bathroom accessories company, it's revealed 72% of people prefer the toilet roll hang on the holder with the top sheet going 'over' the roll.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Before toilet paper, many other materials were used</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before widespread use of toilet paper, materials used ranged from leaves, grass, and hay to materials like corncobs, shells and even water and hands in many parts of the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Average usage per person is significant</h3><p class='facts-content'>On average, a person uses about 100 rolls of toilet paper per year. That's around 20,000 sheets! Toilet paper certainly doesn't last long in our homes.</p></div></div>

National Toilet Paper Day FAQs

When is National Toilet Paper Day?

National Toilet Paper Day is celebrated on August 26 every year. In 2024 National Toilet Paper Day will occur on a Monday.

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