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Why are we wiping like it’s 1889?

Why are we wiping like it’s 1889?

1889 was the year toilet paper rolls were introduced to America, quickly replacing the golden standard in wiping: the hefty Sears Catalog. With its readily available pages, the catalog came free in the mail and even had a handy hole in the corner to make it hang easily on a nail in the outhouse. Although TP was a much needed upgrade, it marked the end of “wiping” innovation for another 100 years. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s that electronic bidets emerged in Japan and quickly became as essential as running water in the home. It only took one generation...

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