By Richard Smyth
This can be the hidden heritage of an invention that we use on a daily basis yet seldom dare to talk of. In medieval China it used to be state of the art know-how. For 19th-century american citizens it was once a newfangled substitute to dried corncobs and the Sears & Roebuck catalogue. Wits in Georgian London most popular pages of undesirable poetry. The sages of historic Athens have been content material to wield the xylospongion as a substitute. It's the story of bathroom paper; the biography of bumfodder. From its origins on the Imperial courtroom of Emperor Hongwu to its reinvention as a quack therapy for haemorrhoids in 1870s manhattan urban; from the Dutch and their mussel-shells to Henry VIII and his Groom of the Stool; from Madame de Prie's pioneering bidet to the space-age Washlet; from leaf-wielding chimpanzees to Mr Thirsty Fiber and the world's first three-adjective loo-roll – it's a narrative of necessity and invention, luxurious and squalor, scan and culture. What does a submarine team do while it runs out of bathroom paper? Who stole the Pope's loo-roll? Does printer's ink reason piles? How do you fold a sheet of loo paper in part greater than seven instances? What did 'bumphleteers' do, and why? Richard Smyth solutions the questions you by no means inspiration to invite concerning the product we can't dwell with out.
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Bum Fodder: An Absorbing History of Toilet Paper by Richard Smyth