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Toilet Roll Facts

By Paperstone on July 14, 2017 in Fun, History of Office Supplies, Janitorial, Toilet Tissue with 0 Comments
Toilet Roll Facts

One ‘mod con’ we all take for granted is the humble toilet roll. Years ago, only kings and queens had access to toilet paper – everyone else used leaves (or later on, newspaper). The first person to use a type of toilet tissue was the Chinese emperor back in the 14th century, who commanded his […]

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Toilet Roll Art

By Paperstone on June 2, 2017 in Art, Janitorial, Toilet Tissue with 0 Comments
Toilet Roll Art

A toilet roll is an everyday object, and an unglamorous one in most people’s eyes. Yet French artist Anastassia Elias has created enchanting snapshots of life from the humble cardboard tubes found inside loo rolls. In her book entitled Rouleaux, Elias presents an impressive 67 paper sculptures, represented in more than 150 photographs and 28 […]

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Bin Incentivises Proper Litter Disposal with Wi-Fi Access

By Paperstone on November 28, 2016 in Janitorial with 0 Comments
Bin Incentivises Proper Litter Disposal with Wi-Fi Access

A tekkie business in India has come up with a novel way to connect to the Internet – you throw some garbage in a bin and the ‘smart bin’ gives you a code to access 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi. The plastic bin is four and a half feet high and has an LED screen. […]

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Flushing Brides? Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses

By Paperstone on October 25, 2016 in Fun, Janitorial, Toilet Tissue with 0 Comments
Flushing Brides? Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses

What if you went to a wedding with a difference? What if the bride walked down the aisle in a fabulous designer dress, made exclusively from… toilet paper! An annual contest organised by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com has resulted in a series of spectacular, mind-blowing dress designs since the competition kicked off in 2005. To enter the contest, […]

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Short on Toilet Paper?

By Paperstone on August 1, 2013 in Janitorial with 0 Comments
Short on Toilet Paper?

A smartphone app to help desperate people find loo paper has been invented in Venezuela. There is toilet paper crisis in the country which has been going on for months, with economists blaming price controls imposed by the government. Thousands of people have downloaded the app which was invented by enterprising chemical engineering student Jose […]

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Meet Colin Furze – Plumbing Inventor Extraordinaire

By Paperstone on June 2, 2013 in Fun, Janitorial with 0 Comments
Meet Colin Furze – Plumbing Inventor Extraordinaire

British plumber Colin Furze is flushed with success after building the world’s fastest toilet! The pioneering plumber from Lincolnshire has built a fully functioning lavatory capable of travelling 55 miles per hour. It took the 33-year-old four weeks to build the high speed petrol-powered loo which boasts a 140cc motorcycle engine. The plumber often gets […]

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French Office Workers Eschew Smelly Colleagues

By Paperstone on February 26, 2013 in Janitorial with 0 Comments
French Office Workers Eschew Smelly Colleagues

In France, a smelly colleague is an unpopular colleague, according to a poll conducted by TNS Sofres. The top concern of French office workers was being sat next to someone with poor personal hygiene. The next gripe was being sat next to someone who complains all the time, followed by colleagues who talk too loudly. […]

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Bog Standard Weekend: Part 2

By Paperstone on December 9, 2012 in Fun, Janitorial with 0 Comments
Bog Standard Weekend: Part 2

The Korean city of Suwon, about an hour outside of Seoul, lays claim to the world’s first theme park dedicated to the toilet. The Mr Toilet Sim Jae-duck Foundation is named after the founder and first president of the World Toilet Association (WTA), a man dubbed “Mr Toilet” for his lavatorial passion. The WTA’s mission […]

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Bog Standard Weekend: Part 1

By Paperstone on December 8, 2012 in Janitorial with 0 Comments
Bog Standard Weekend: Part 1

In 1917, Marcel Duchamp created Fountain, essentially a white urinal laid flat on its back rather than upright with the signature “R. Mutt 1917” daubed on it in black. Its submission to an ehibition of the Society of Independent Artists rejected, the work is associated with the birth of conceptual art and is considered by […]

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The Super Great Toilet Keeper

By Paperstone on November 5, 2012 in Fun, Janitorial with 0 Comments
The Super Great Toilet Keeper

A toilet which doubles up as a goalkeeper? What a natural synergy! In Japan anyway. The Super Great Toilet Keeper is a collaborative invention of toilet maker TOTO and a sports lottery company called toto (same spelling, lower case). The toilet uses high speed motion cameras to detect the trajectory of the football. The toilet […]

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