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The Great Toilet Roll 'Over Or Under' Debate Has Finally Been Solved

By Sarah

January 23, 2018 at 2:26pm


Sugar in tea, Coca-Cola or Pepsi, toilet paper under or over? Some of the greatest debates among people are over the most mundane things, yet it's the toilet paper one that often causes the most arguments.

A strong advocate for the 'over' myself, I just can't understand why anyone would deliberately place the toilet paper onto the holder in such a way that you have to scoot around the back of the roll to find the beginning of the paper. WHY. 

It's something that has been dividing mankind since the invention of the toilet roll holder (probably)...

Well, an illustration from the original patent shows the correct way to place the paper.

The patent author of the toilet paper holder Seth Wheeler said: "In carrying out my invention the sheets of paper are only partially separated, having their points of attachment arranged in a novel manner." 

"Each sheet will easily separate from the series as it is drawn from the roll, there being no litter occasioned, and any waste of paper is thereby prevented." 

Yep... It's official. OVER WINS. 


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