Bum Fodder

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From its origins in Medieval China to the invention of the hi-tech Washlet, a combined cleansing and drying system that removes the need for paper altogether—this fascinating read discusses the origin of the toilet paper roll, how our ancestors coped without it, who came up with the crazy idea of using a dog to promote a personal hygiene product, what a submarine crew does when it runs out of paper, and the ultimate answer to the challenge: is it possible to fold a sheet of toilet paper in half more than seven times? The ultimate bathroom book, this absorbing look at the humble toilet-roll blends detailed, factual history with humor on one of humankind's most important commodities, a product that is often taken for granted, but difficult to do without

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Richard Smyth is a writer and cartoonist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines. He was a finalist on the BBC television quiz show Mastermind.

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“Brimming with barmy bum fodder facts, this quirky book is bound to entertain readers infinitely.” —Telegraph
“It took a while, but toilet paper eventually got on a roll.” —New Scientist
“It has to be the ultimate accessory for the loo: Richard Smyth’s fascinating new tome about toilet paper that flushes out reams of fascinating facts.” —Saga
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