There is a question that divides the world into two camps: we are not talking about the sea or the mountain, or dogs or cats, but the direction of the toilet paper!
Many people do not really ask the question, and yet there is only one real way that toilet paper should be placed and that’s what the original patent of this famous invention tells us …
Seth Wheeler is the name of the man to whom we owe the invention of the roll of toilet paper, as we know it today.
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In the archives we find the original patent filed by Mr. Wheeler on September 15, 1891 : the roll is designed to allow to use only the quantity really necessary and to avoid waste.
The text of the patent are attached with explanatory drawings.
There you go! This is how the toilet paper was designed and here is the way to place it as agreed in the patent.
The sheets of paper must slide away from the wall and above the rest of the roll!
If you have always placed it that way, you will be proud to know that there is official evidence to determine its accuracy.
And you who have always used the other way, will you change your mind now?