Sunday Selfies with Shoko


Here it is Sunday Selfie time again.  The Cat on My Head is the host.  Simply click on the name or the badge and be there in a spit of a snakes hISSSSSS  I, Shoko, will pose as only I can do this frame justice.                                                                         

I am completely relaxed in the biggest sun patch I could find.

It’s just that kind of a day,  Course I’m frollicking about inside.

Until I crashed that is. Here is Shoko and her Meezerism of the week.

Cats remain ever young because when we get an urge we act on it.


A few facts about that valued toilet paper you have:

  1. The first recorded use of toilet paper   was in 6th Century China.

  2. By the 14th Century, the Chinese government was mass-producing it.

  3. Packaged toilet paper wasn’t sold in the United States until 1857.

  4. Joseph Gayety, the man who introduced packaged TP to the U.S., had his name printed on every sheet.

  5. Global toilet paper demand uses about 30,000 trees every day.

  6. That’s 10 million trees a year.

  7. It wasn’t until 1935 that a manufacturer was able to promise Splinter-Free ToiletPaper.

  8. Seven percent of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper from hotels.

  9. Americans use an average of 8.6 sheets of toilet paper per trip to the bathroom.

  10. The average roll has 333 sheets.

  11. Historically, what you use to wipe depended on your income level.

  12. In the Middle Ages, they used something called a gompf stick, which was just anactual stick used to scrape.

  13. Wealthy Romans used wool soaked in rose water, and French royalty used lace.

  14. Other things that were used before toilet paper include hay, corn cobs, sticks,stones, sand, moss, hemp, wool, husks, fruit peels, ferns, sponges, seashells,  knotted ropes, and broken pottery (ouch!).

  15. 70-75% of the world still doesn’t use toilet paper because it is too expensive or there is not sufficient plumbing.

  16. In many Western European countries, bidets are seen as more effective andpreferable to toilet paper.

  17. Colored toilet paper was popular in the U.S. until the 1940s.

  18. The reason toilet paper disintegrates so quickly when wet is that the fibers used to make it are very short.

  19. On the International Space Station, they still use regular toilet paper, but it has to be sealed in special containers and compressed.

  20. During Desert Storm, the U.S. Army used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks.

  21. In 1973, Johnny Carson caused a toilet paper shortage. He said as a joke that there was a shortage, which there wasn’t, until everyone believed him and ran out to  buy up the supply. It took three weeks for some stores to get more stock.

  22. There is a contest sponsored by Charmin to design and make wedding dresses out of toilet paper. The winner gets $2,000.

  23. There was a toilet paper museum in Wisconsin, The Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue, but it closed in 2000.

  24. The museum once had over 3,000 rolls of TP from places all over the world,including The Guggenheim, Ellis Island, and Graceland.

  25. There is still a virtual toilet paper museum called Nobody’s Perfect.

  26. In 1996, President Clinton passed a Toilet Paper Tax of 6 cents per roll which is still in effect today.

  27. The Pentagon uses, on average, 666 rolls of toilet paper per day.

  28. The most expensive toilet paper in the world is the Portuguese brand, Renova.

  29. Renova is three-ply, perfumed, costs $3 per roll, and comes in several colorsincluding black, red, blue, and green.

  30. The CEO of Renova came up with the idea for black toilet paper while he was at aCirque du Soleil show.

  31. Beyonce uses only red Renova toilet paper.

  32. Kris Jenner uses only the black Renova toilet paper.

  33. If you hang your toilet paper so you can pull it from the bottom, you’re considered more intelligent than someone who pulls it from the top. (Wonder how this   was determined?)

  34. Koji Suzuki, a Japanese horror novelist best known for writing The Ring, had anentire novel printed on a single roll of toilet paper.

  35. The novel takes place in a public bathroom, and the entire story runs approximately three feet long.

  36. When asked what necessity they would bring to a desert island, 49% of people said toilet paper before food.!                                                                       

43 thoughts on “Sunday Selfies with Shoko

  1. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    That is a lot of interesting facts about toilet paper.
    We use Charmin but the name was rebranded as Cushelle a few years ago.
    Just imagine that it wasn’t splinter free until 1935, and some of the other things they used, EEK!


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I always wondered what happened to it. I never bought it but liked the commercials. I don’t think I’ve seen a commercial for it and haven’t been in a grocery stores for many months. I wonder if the name change applied to Canada too. Interesting!

      I can’t imagine splinters in the TP. It must have been just the odd splinter….you could always go through the TP and pull the splinters out while you’re just sitting there. lol




    That information of toilet paper made my day! So many interesting details, I have never seen that most expensive paper. I know here in Finland before TP people used moss. I have been wondering how they used it at winter when it was frozen when sitting in a outside toilet. Refreshing, I think.


  3. onespoiledcat

    WHAT??? They closed the toilet paper museum? That’s an outrage! Oh well…..toilet paper has never been so popular as it is lately. Thanks for the facts…not so sure about using a stick or broken pottery – amazing. Great selfies though – nice napping girls!!

    Hugs, Teddy


  4. Zoolatry

    7. So glad I never had to use TP before 1935!
    13. Will admit to being in an outhouse and the only available item was the proverbial corn cob!
    OMC: Shoko, may I please please give you a really big snorgle on that handsome tummy?
    Love to all you Canadian Cat friends (two-and-four-footed)


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      A corn cob? It would work and depending where you are and what’s available, I think your choice was excellent.

      I would love a snorgle but only one and only you my friend.



    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Renova tp is Renova (full name: Renova – Fábrica de Papel do Almonda, SA) is a Portuguese company that produces paper consumption goods (such as tissues and toilet paper). It is based in the city of Torres Novas, located in Médio Tejo, a NUTS3 subregion belonging to Centro region. They had black because they figured it was avand garde….smacked of art so to speak.
      More than you wanted to know, eh? Must be expensive as sending to Italy for tp is ridiculous but whatever wipes your butt, I guess.



  5. Eastside Cats

    Shoko, I believe I am still a kid, ’cause I haven’t learned much self-control either…
    I use two sheets of TP; started doing it that way years and years ago. Wish we had a bidet, if that’s not TMI…


  6. 15andmeowing

    Great selfies. Thanks for all the toilet paper information. I had no idea that so many countries do not use it- ick. XO


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Cultural differences are so interesting. Peeps grew up and their way is normal to them. They probably think we waste because of all the trees that need to be cut for our convenience.



  7. angelswhisper2011

    That’s a Selfie in full extension, Shoko and Tyebe. We had no idea that TP are so old, Granny only told me a story of leaves…maybe that makes intelligent too…MOL MOL…😺Pawkisses for a Happy Monday to all of you🐾😽💞


  8. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    Ya, where is Budd?? He was embarrassed about all the TP facts, maybe, MOL!!

    Speaking of TP, the shelves here are now well stocked, but the shortages are now various meats.

    The facts talked about corn husks, wouldn’t the leaves be ‘nicer’?? Hmmm….I think I will try to stay with the TP stuff.



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