Latest craze in Australia...
Latest craze in Australia...
Dare I ask what they were using previously?
I am dong well. Thanks for asking, Francis. How are you?
Oh, I’ve changed my avatar, I used to go by apm, btw.
Any new photos to share like this?
We need to know exactly what camera, lens model, aperture, ISO and zoom was used to make this masterpiece. We missed you, I think.
My wife bought a 48 pack last week before the run on poo tickets.
I'm living the high life.
Francis you want to buy a few rolls?
High quality 2ply from https://au.whogivesacrap.org 50% of profits go to help build toilets.
Some people are ridiculous. Anyone remember what did they used to use before toilet paper was invented and sold? .. and can we please have the poo emoji back, for a bit?
I came across your question on cultural differences between Malay and Westerner practices regarding personal hygiene. In the US, our history until the late nineteenth century was on citizens going outside, entering a small rectangular building, sitting on a platform with a hole in the middle and defecating into said hole. Due to the freezing temperature winters, cleaning oneself afterwards with water was not always possible. As a result, a dry method of cleaning was required. Dried corn cobs were commonly used, as was discarded newspapers. The indoor flush toilet, although invented in 1596, did not become in common usage until the late 1800s when John Crapper made significant improvements to the “water closet.” Although indoor plumbing should have removed the need for dry cleaning, adoption of the indoor toilet included the continued use of dry cleaning. There are households in the US that have a bidet or “wet cleaning” method, but it is uncommon. By contrast, when I spent a month in Malaysia, most of the bathrooms had a stall with a hole in the floor to squat, not sit, over and defecate into. Attached to the wall was a hose with a spray nozzle for cleaning. No toilet paper required. For most Americans, this is a barbaric practice that would have them screaming until they found a flush toilet. But back to your point, most homes in the US require toilet paper. It’s environmentally destructive on a grand scale but it’s the way it is. And without it, life will be quite uncomfortable and hence the buying frenzy for the little white rolls in case you end up quarantined for two weeks at home due to the coronavirus.
Squatting is the most natural and healthy position, just saying.
Very interesting. Though I can't get over "John Crapper".
What a name.
Anyone got a quarter?
Don't know if this article has been shared already, but I found it interesting specifically about the toilet paper topic:
Savage also points to another principle at play: loss aversion. It’s the idea that you don’t want to miss out. “Losing $100 feels worse than winning $100,” he says. “If we later realise that we needed the toilet paper and we didn’t get it when we had the chance, we will really feel bad.”