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:
The first recorded use oftoilet paper was in 6th Century China.
By the 14th Century, the Chinese government was mass-producing it.
Packaged toilet paper wasn’t sold in the United States until 1857.
Joseph Gayety, the man who introduced packaged TP to the U.S., had his name printed on every sheet.
Global toilet paper demand uses about 30,000 trees every day.
That’s 10 million trees a year.
It wasn’t until 1935 that a manufacturer was able to promise Splinter-Free ToiletPaper.
Seven percent of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper from hotels.
Americans use an average of 8.6 sheets of toilet paper per trip to the bathroom.
The average roll has 333 sheets.
Historically, what you use to wipe depended on your income level.
In the Middle Ages, they used something called a gompf stick, which was just anactual stick used to scrape.
Wealthy Romans used wool soaked in rose water, and French royalty used lace.
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!).
70-75% of the world still doesn’t use toilet paper because it is too expensive or there is not sufficient plumbing.
In many Western European countries, bidets are seen as more effective andpreferable to toilet paper.
Colored toilet paper was popular in the U.S. until the 1940s.
The reason toilet paper disintegrates so quickly when wet is that the fibers used to make it are very short.
On the International Space Station, they still use regular toilet paper, but it has to be sealed in special containers and compressed.
During Desert Storm, the U.S. Army used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks.
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 tobuy up the supply. It took three weeks for some stores to get more stock.
There is a contest sponsored by Charmin to design and make wedding dresses out of toilet paper. The winner gets $2,000.
There was a toilet paper museum in Wisconsin, The Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue, but it closed in 2000.
The museum once had over 3,000 rolls of TP from places all over the world,including The Guggenheim, Ellis Island, and Graceland.
There is still a virtual toilet paper museum called Nobody’s Perfect.
In 1996, President Clinton passed a Toilet Paper Tax of 6 cents per roll which is still in effect today.
The Pentagon uses, on average, 666 rolls of toilet paper per day.
The most expensive toilet paper in the world is the Portuguese brand, Renova.
Renova is three-ply, perfumed, costs $3 per roll, and comes in several colorsincluding black, red, blue, and green.
The CEO of Renova came up with the idea for black toilet paper while he was at aCirque du Soleil show.
Beyonce uses only red Renova toilet paper.
Kris Jenner uses only the black Renova toilet paper.
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 thiswas determined?)
Koji Suzuki, a Japanese horror novelist best known for writing The Ring, had anentire novel printed on a single roll of toilet paper.
The novel takes place in a public bathroom, and the entire story runs approximately three feet long.
When asked what necessity they would bring to a desert island, 49% of people said toilet paper before food.!
Howdy folks, Here we are at the end of 2018. It’s been a year of many changes for me. Kali, my best friend, left for the Rainbow Bridge in February. We were all crushed and so unhappy for months. I no longer had my friend to give a bad time or laugh with over the silly things mom does. In May mom brought a rat home to live with us.
Man, did she stink! P. U. Furthermore she couldn’t do anything fun. She was too small and couldn’t even run that far without crashing and falling asleep.
She was so proud of herself for climbing the cat pole. A simple task for me.
I sat her down and explained how she should act towards me, “You only have to bow once, Tyebe.”
“Oh, there’s a fly! Whatever, Shoko….talk later.” She just didn’t understand the respect I deserved. What a ding dong.
In August, this strange lookin’ furry guy was fascinated with Fort Meezer. He would sit on the mattress under the bench and watch Tyebe playing. Some might even say a dirty ole man but he turned out to want the best for Tyebe and would alert mom if Tyebe was straying.
In September he started coming in the house for some supper. Finally, he moved in and never looked back.
So my home environment has drastically changed. I am slowly getting used to the changes. These two have no respect for their elders but I’ll pound it into them.
It’s time for a selfie. The last Sunday Selfie of the year and our host once again is the ever popular, The Cat On My Head.
Today is a selfie day and I intend on looking nonchalant as I take my selfie. Before I get too far ahead please take a gander at The Cat On My Head and have a chuckle over the anipals posing for the selfies they took. Some of them are quite amusing. Click on the blog name for some selfie action.
Mom has the fountain plugged in for the summer and this water is purified. It’s really tasty. I shall grab some water and snap my selfie. This is so easy, Tyebe could do it.
I step on the remote and bingo….a *gag* *sputter* picture of me. Cwap!! This water is cold as a toad’s butt and it’s all over my face. Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea.
Tyeebe get outta my face! See me….wooohooo*thunders down the hall*
Cwap!! How long does this stupid behaviour go on, Mom? A few more months, Shoko. Months?? I was never this bad. Tyeebe scratches and bites like all the time. I know, but so did you. No, that’s hard to believe. You see my gardening gloves? Ya. I used to wear those while watching TV or sitting anywhere near you. You drew blood every time you were on my lap.
Me?? It’s all part of growing up, Shoko. So be patient with Tyeebe, she’ll outgrow it.Don’t even think about biting my tail, Tyeebe. I got your number.
Hi, friends, Kali here. Shoko says she will perform the daunting task of taking her picture while closing her eyes and laughing like a fool happily. Shoko’s preparing the camera. You ready yet, Shoko? Ready, Kali.
I did it, Kali. I told Ya I could do it. The paw you can’t quite see did all the work.