Toilet Paper To Match Your Mood

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The Creative Colors Of Butt Cleanliness
A toilet paper firm says it’s on a roll after beating the recession with the world’s first mood-matching toilet tissue boutique.

Paper makers Renova say their psychologically trained counsellors can match colours, textures and even the thickness of various loo rolls to individual clients.

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The History of Paper For The Toilet

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Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, sheep’s wool—and, later, thanks to the printing press—newspapers, magazines, and pages of books. The ancient Greeks used clay and stone. The Romans, sponges and salt water. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one’s bum? That started about 150 years ago, right here in the U.S.A. In less than a century, Uncle Sam’s marketing genius turned something disposable into something indispensable. 

How Toilet Paper Got on a Roll

The first products designed specifically to wipe one’s nethers were aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp dispensed from Kleenex-like boxes. They were invented in 1857 by a New York entrepreneur named Joseph Gayetty, who claimed his sheets prevented hemorrhoids. Gayetty was so proud of his therapeutic bathroom paper that he had his name printed on each sheet. But his success was limited…

Sideways Rolling Omnidirectional Wheels Made Out Of Little Feet

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Curious Rollings
Airtrax’s omnidirectional wheels for industrial vehicles can roll forward, back, sideways, diagonally… Like something out of a Neal Stephenson novel. I want an electric car with these things (though who know how they wear on road conditions?).

The Ultimate Cool Marble Table

The Ultimate Cool Marble Table

The line between grown up and kiddie tables begins to blur with Netherlands-based designer Tineke Beunders’ Marbelous. It has grooves cut into the tabletop, legs and supports that’ll have marbles rolling all the way down to the floor. The best part? You could also sneak your vegetables: olives, sprouts, peas — just toss them into the trenches at the sides and pray the dog is nearby. (Pics)

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