Curvature of Space / Time & toilet rolls

On the web there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of contributions to the debate. Not much of a debate, however, as the dissenters seem to a a tiny minority, but in this free world they are entitled to continue in their own idiosyncratic way.

I am talking about those who hang the toilet roll the wrong way round.

Hung the correct way most of us find it easier to tear what we need and there is some argument that less toilet paper is used/wasted, therefore, this saves money and is the most environmentally friendly way of hanging the toilet paper.

The correct way is perfectly illustrated here:



I had to search hard to find some explanation/ justifications for hanging it the WRONG way: One commentator claims that it is easier to pull/tear sheets away with just one hand; others have claimed that the paper is less likely to all unravel over the floor.

What is this unravelling problem? It is not one I’m familiar with. I guess gravity must work in a strange way around their homes. In fact, it could be that their toilet roll is by coincidence aligned a particular sharp curve in the space-time continuum.

Is there a limit to a healthy interest in toilet paper – I found a site where people review different makes – Andrex had the most reviews – Who would read them, would you?

I mentioned this to my mum. Like me she buys which ever is on special offer – 3 for 2 or 12 rolls for the price of 9… In fact, if there is no special offer I’m confused by the choice and so don’t buy any! Any way, mum told me her hubby has definite toilet roll preferences with explanation which are far too detailed.

Read reviews if you like:

3 Responses to “Curvature of Space / Time & toilet rolls”

  1. 1 Matt B (Thanet Star) November 6, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    That was a very funny link. Thanks.

    We had a discussion about this awhile back on Green Moral – what is the alternative to loo roll. No one seems to know. If you have any ideas feel free to share

  2. 2 mrstaraplumbing November 10, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    see the pictures of wooden toilet roll from long time past:

    More recently I have worked with Muslim people who prefer to wash than wipe.

  3. 3 George October 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Conservation goes too far when it reaches my bathroom like this.

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