To avoid wastage, some public rest rooms in Japan will charge you. Though it will worth every single dollar if you need it.
Interesting facts about Toilet Paper
- About four billion people don’t use toilet paper. About 70% – 75 % of the world’s population does not use toilet paper.
- People in some parts of the world do not use toilet paper due to a lack of trees.
- Some people don’t use toilet paper because they can’t afford it.
- A lot of people would rather not spend money of fancy paper to wipe their behinds.
- Water is the universal solvent, not paper.
- In an average household, the average roll of toilet paper lasts approximately five days.
- Consumers use approximately 8 – 9 sheets of paper per toilet use.
- It takes about 384 trees to make the toilet paper that one man uses within his lifetime.
- The average person uses 100 rolls of toilet paper per year (over 20,000 sheets).
- In 1973, a joke started an actual toilet paper shortage. The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson once jokingly claimed that there was a toilet paper shortage on his show in 1973. However, people believed him and hoarded supplies. It caused a real shortage at that time which took some stores 3 weeks to restock.
- A Japanese horror novelist once printed an entire novel on toilet paper. Not only was he famous for writing The Ring, but Koji Suzuki also printed out his novel Drop on a toilet paper roll in a public bathroom. The entire novel spans 9 chapters and runs a length of 3 feet.
- The toilet paper roll test is used to determine a man’s condom size. For this test, the man must insert his penis into the cardboard tube of the toilet paper roll. A regular condom is enough for those who fit without much effort. Otherwise, a struggling fit requires a large condom size.