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Old 11-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why over the top?

Toilet paper!

You go to a rest area, or park where the rolls are stiffly mounted.
You struggle ripping shreds wasting paper, and getting angry!

THEY figure if you have to FIGHT for it; you'll use less!?!

To me gravity, and common sense say let the tissue drop like
it wants to from behind!!
Why does the world have to be so crazy??

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Old 11-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Uh-oh!!!! Here we go - - - the war will soon start - - - politics, religion, or - - - toilet paper orientation!!!!!!
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Kinda hard to see why rolling would be harder in one direction than the other. Though I do think "over the top" is a little easier to get to...
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Your ordinary toilet roll is essentially a large hole mounted on a thin roller.

One of the issues is that rest areas use bigger rolls on larger diameter rollers.
Being bigger, the rolls are also heavier.
Using a bigger diameter roller, means more rolling resistance
Being heavier, they are harder to get rolling and keep rolling (Newton and rolling resistance).

The end result : the force needed to overcome this inertia is close to the sheer force of the (partly) separated sheets ...
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you apply for a function in an office that boasts being 'paperless' - check the restrooms before committing to - well, anything

At my wives office, before they closed it down to move office to 'cow meadow', they literally tried to save on toilet paper - resulting in employees fleeing home for essentials...

In our office at the printers we are advised to use double sided printing - "using both sides saves trees".
In several separate locations people have penciled in suggestions about expanding this practice to the private rooms.
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To be clear, I think the orientation should fall from the front, so if it's at the top, it falls down the back and hangs at the front.

Personally, I always make sure this is so at my residence. But if I spent my days working in restrooms, with dirty toilets, dirty floors, and usually completely careless people, I would just get in there, load it up however it may be, and that'd be that. Heck, if I came in there to a mess, I may intentionally get even by doing it the opposite way lol.

Funny how that's my idea of revenge...YOUR TOILET PAPER ROLL IS BACKWARDS. THAT'LL TEACH 'EM.
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Well; Gee! The lounge is for lighter subjects, what could be lighter than
toilet paper. Ah yes, a doo, doo, of a subject!

PS. It sounds like some of you have never visited a rest area!!!
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Well; Gee! The lounge is for lighter subjects, what could be lighter than
toilet paper. Ah yes, a doo, doo, of a subject!

PS. It sounds like some of you have never visited a rest area!!!
This thread is going into the toilet.



















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