Toilet Paper and the many other optional uses

On a roll

Seems like such an ordinary tool... yet with so many uses, why can't we get a little more fluff from our Ultra Soft!
Seems like such an ordinary tool... yet with so many uses, why can't we get a little more fluff from our Ultra Soft! | Source

We are all very familiar with toilet paper and it's uses in the bathroom. After all, everybody has it and everybody uses it. It is a fact of life, and frankly, it really helps clean up life's little messes (or big messes!)

However, are you aware of the many other uses of toilet paper?

Yes, you heard that right. There are many other uses for toilet paper other than just wiping your... behind! All you have to do is get a little creative and the creativity doesn't have to happen in the bathroom!

Toilet Paper... the obvious extra uses

There are some obvious uses for toilet paper. I know what you are thinking... BUT what could they really be other than what it was intended for.

1. Wiping your nose - Yes - how many times have you been out of Kleenex only to realize that your nose is running for the hills. Well, no need to catch, however, it is appropriate to probably wipe it.

When my family buys Kleenex it is usually because someone is sick and really needs it. However, it doesn't make a regular appearance on our shopping list. That is because my kids like to play with it and waste it if it is just sitting on the coffee table. Therefore, it is better to save the money and just grab a few squares of toilet paper... it works just fine and is better than using your sleeve!

2. Bug cleanup! - I am not a fan of bugs. However, I am not about to squash them on my floor and leave their remains. For this reason, toilet paper comes in really handy. After all, you don't want to use your kitchen sponge to wipe up the mess (or a washcloth!) You want something disposable and preferably cheap. So grab that toilet paper and get to wiping up those bug guts!

3. As a Seat Cover - Need to take a seat and the only option is.... ewwwww... well now there are no worries. Use the toilet paper to cover the nasty mess. Actually, this should be done whenever you are using a public bathroom. After all, you don't know what was there before you. And if the toilet covers are missing in action, toilet paper is your next best option!

Oh scary....

Short on time but need a costume? No need to worry... this costume is quick and easy and fairly cheap!
Short on time but need a costume? No need to worry... this costume is quick and easy and fairly cheap! | Source

The Beauty of Toilet Paper

Never thought something like toilet paper could make something so beautiful.
Never thought something like toilet paper could make something so beautiful. | Source

Toilet Paper - The Not So Obvious Uses

1. As a Costume - You might be wondering what toilet paper could do to actually be considered a costume, but when it comes to costumes, it might be one of the cheapest and easiest costumes to make. All you need to do is wrap yourself in toilet paper and voila - your a mummy! You just need to get creative... and don't worry... if the toilet paper starts to break just head to your nearest bathroom for some replacement parts!

2. As a decoration - Now I am not suggesting that you grab a couple rolls of toilet paper and decorate your house, but if you think back to the high school days and homecoming, I am sure we all remember all the hard decorating done throughout the neighborhood. Not that this is a wise deocarting option, but decorating is what it is! Note: Toilet Papering is not recommended by the author of this hub!

3. To make flowers - Toilet paper can be beautiful. If you don't think so, take a few minutes a fold one for yourself. You can either pass the flower off as a gift to loved one to let them know you are thinking about them or make a bouqet for yourself. These little paper flowers are easy enough to make, anybody can do it. There are several different techniques that you can use, just be sure to have fun and try them all! Who knows what you may find when it comes to the different toilet paper crafts!

Who would have ever thought...

From the original intention of wiping your..... to making some beautiful flowers, toilet paper can be used for many different reasons. Whether it is for practical purposes or for nothing even close to practical, remember to look at things a little differently. You never know what you may come up with.

So, do you have any fun uses for toilet paper?

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Wow those roses are pretty for being made out of TP!

Now I AM a TP fan....with three girls you know I shoulda bought stock in it:) lol.

I used to try to lad my butt with it when I knew I was getting a spanking. It didn't absorb all THAT much! Haha

Up and everything - brilliant ideas!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Man - I just realized I forgot to mention one more very obvious use (other than padding up the behind before a good paddling)... padding up the bras when your heading out on a Friday night. But now that they got those water bras... I don't think people do that anymore. They come prestuffed. LOL

I should have bought stock in TP as well. 4 Girls living in the house and a son who absolutely loves tearing up the roll! LOL


marellen 4 years ago

Who would of thought about all those uses and you're right-on with everyone except maybe the flowers...they are beautiful though. I'm running low on my supply of TP and will pick some up shortly. We can't live without it for sure. Thanks for the smile.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Hahaha! Some great tips,here... voted up, useful and funny.

Let's not forget its use as a cat toy. If you make the mistake of hanging the roll with the paper coming out over the top, that dangling bit is just toooooo tempting for kitties! They will bat, paw and swipe at it until half the roll is lying in graceful festoons along the baseboard.

They also love to play with the empty roll tubes--especially if you string them together and drag them around the floor. ;-) My cats describe this toy "in their own words..." LOL http://talkwiththepaws.blogspot.com/2010/09/we-iz-...


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aslaught 4 years ago from Alabama

Interesting, funny, useful!!!


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shea duane 4 years ago from new jersey

it is the enemy of every bug! good job.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I'm impressed. Before reading this article, I would have never guessed that toilet paper was good for anything other than a "nature call."

Great hub

John


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Marellen - Ahh... TP the one thing we can't imagine living without. And think.... they used to live without it. With three girls in the house and a little boy potty training (he likes to watch the paper flush down the toilet) TP is always on the shopping list.

Oh yeah - and while the flowers are pretty cool... you should look up TP origami. The stuff they can do with toilet paper is... wow! Never thought I could ever think of toilet paper being beautiful before! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@DzyMsLzzy - Ah yes... TP as a toy... on the roll or off the roll. I can only imagine how much fun the cat has. My mother-in-law has a pretty feisty cat. His toy of choice is actually dish towels hanging from the cabinets. I don't think she has one dish towel not completely shredded anymore. Odd though... I haven't seen him attack toilet paper yet.... hmmmm... I might have to check on that! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@aslaught - I am glad you enjoyed this. It was fun to change it up with something a little off the wall! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@shea duane - yes... those nasty bugs better beware.. and if I have my choice... my husband will be using the toilet paper for this little job! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@John Sarkis - Yes - it is absolutley amazing how many things toilet paper is actually good for other than nature's call. And as the comments come in... I am getting even more ideas! LOL


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Toilet paper may be one of the most useful products ever invented. Ask any bear that lives in the woods. (Charmin TV commercial). Thanks for an interesting, fun read, Stacy.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up and awesome, I've seen some impressive paper crafts before, but never with toilet paper! lol

Thanks for SHARING.


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Tonu1973 4 years ago from the outer reaches of reality

These are some very interesting suggestions on what to do with toilet paper. I have to say that those flowers pictured were beautiful. I will have to try although I don't think they will look anywhere as good. Thanks for SHARING.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

If you buy TP in bulk, the giant plastic container can be used to make a pretty cool fort for a little one. You need three big packages to make a tunnel.

I once saw an art piece done entirely in TP and white glue. It was listed for around 10K and probably worth it too!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I never buy Kleenex either unless someone is sick with a cold.

Way back when I used to make flowers out of Kleenex all the time. I remember one time someone was getting married and we made a ton of them to attach to the back of the Bride and Grooms car. Good thing it didn't rain that day :) Have never thought of making the flowers out of toilet paper though.

I've used toilet paper to wipe up messes on the floor when there's nothing else to use.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Hi Stacy,

Was aware of most of the uses but, making flowers out of it...wow, that was news to me!

Thanks for the info. Now, I will not head to a craft's store instead to my bathroom...lol

voted up as useful


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

who knew, I've actually used TP for some of the very alernative purposes you mentioned. Voted ^ & useful.

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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@drbj - Yes... the bears can testify that toilet paper is definitely one of the best inventions... they even let us know which ones we should stick away from so we don't end up with a mess! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett - Isn't it amazing what you can do with toilet paper... I bet whoever invented it never imagined it's many other uses! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Tonu - I love the flowers... and practice will definitely make perfect... I have no doubt that you can impress somebody with them even if they don't look nearly as good as the ones in the picture! :) I think I might have to get a book on toilet paper origami... after all, it looks like a load of fun!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Austinstar - I remember being a young kid and loving when we got big boxes.. forts.... tunnels... castles... the imagination was truly the limit.

And TP worth 10K - I have got to see that! Sounds amazing!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - The best thing is now you can go back to your craft and it doesn't cost nearly as much as Kleenex does! I used to have a boy that would make me flowers out of tissue paper all the time... I thought it was so cool. I still have one to this day in my box of letters!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - Who would have thought you could head to the bathroom and save some cash at the craft store... I want to make some of these... maybe I will do that on a day that the kids and I are stuck in the house due to rain! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@gjfalcone - Who would have thought toilet paper could have been so useful! :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

One of my favorite inventions becomes even better with these additional uses. Voting this Up and Interesting. Thanks for SHARING.


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glinnmgraw 4 years ago from India

yaa,,

Every One used people this paper toilet, wiping and any other works..

Thanks for this.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Oh I tell you no more red noses with Charmin Ultra...ever...that is all I use for my nose. The cheap from Dollar Tree cleans up messes, wet and plug up tiny holes or key holes and that tiny bit that just won't go in the dustpan! Great hub!


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nityanandagaurang 4 years ago

very innovative uses of tiolet paper.no one had ever imagined that it will be so useful.awesome hub barbergirl28


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dipless 4 years ago from Manchester

This made me smile, thank you for sharing your toilet paper ideas :p


Kathleen Kerswig 4 years ago

Very entertaining hub. I never realized just how many different uses there are for toilet paper. Great job! Thanks.


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epigramman 4 years ago

..actually this is the hub (subject) which influenced me to write Epi's happy ending - the other day - and will be posted on my Facebook page with a direct link back here because you are being so creative here (which is a wonderful trademark of yours and of course that fabulous sense of humor too) ....sending you warm wishes and a happy new year with health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family in 2012.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub and thanks to epi for linking it back to his facebook page.

An up up and away here for sure.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Well Barbergirl, I think (pardon the pun) you've Covered it all so well...Such a Funny, and Clever Hub, certainly put a Smile on my Face!


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

If you are out of bandages toilet paper wrapped around a wound will clot blood my grandfather always carried a roll in his car for this purpose. Great hub.


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kevin.howell 4 years ago from Maysville KY

We don't buy kleenex either. I even use tp to clean the bathroom. You have to wipe fast before the it dissolves in the cleaner. I guess folding the tp into flowers would be a time killer while sitting there, although I do like to read. Thanks for sharing!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

My sister complains of my cheapo ways, but honestly, I have always preferred toilet paper for facial tissue. It is softer, and costs less than buying boxes of Kleenex. So I can have a box of Kleenex out for her and guests, but I prefer to save money with toilet paper.

On a humorous note, I was glad this hub was not about making your own family cloth. There is a new show on TLC where this lady makes cloth toilet paper, which she has been washing and reusing for five years. Can we say yuck!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@alocosin - I think more people should think of this as one of their favorite inventions. Can you only imagine where we would be if it wasn't around. I can't imagine keeping a supply of leaves in the bathroom.... and leaves just wouldn't make good mummy costumes either! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh my gosh - I actually laughed so hard when I read your comment:) lol lol I had forgotten how the girls used it as padding - I never did I was positive it would fall out at some point:) haha

My little sister was out with her friends at a nightclub not long ago - and some poor girl lost one of her little water boobies:) Erin said everyone was kicking it around the bar - looking for the chick with one boob:) hahahaha you can delete this if ya wanna:) hahahaha!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@glinnmgraw - It is definately beneficial to our everyday lives... glad you enjoyed it! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jackie - Ironically I too prefer toilet paper for a runny nose. The only time I get the kleenex is when i have a bad cold and I want it infused with vicks or something. It is funny that something so many people take for granted really has so many other options! Thanks for stopping by! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@nityanandagaurang - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is amazing how many uses toilet paper has. Glad you enjoyed this little write-up


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@dipless - Glad I could bring a smile to your face. Thanks for stopping by and reading! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Kathleen - It truly is amazing the stuff people (like me) can come up with! Glad you enjoyed this.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Epi - I had to run straight over and check it out... and I laughed and laughed and laughed.. it was outstanding. So naturally, I had to link it here. I am glad you found my off the wall humor to your liking, but I am excited that you also found inspiration in here as well. Off to share your wonderful hub!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Eiddwen- Glad you were able to catch this on Epi's facebook page. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope you caught Epi's Happy Ending as well. That was too funny!


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epigramman 4 years ago

.......lol lol lol ...well you and I make an incredible hub team - and I will always surrender that last roll of 3ply to you - lol lol - sending warm wishes your way and thank you for the link - you see great minds do think alike ...... lake erie time ontario canada 5:39pm


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@b.malin - I am glad that I covered it all... and whatever I didn't cover... the comments took care of! Thanks for stopping by - glad I could put a smile on your face! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@suzzycue - That is another great idea. I didn't think about it but you are absolutely right... after my husband shaves, if he knicks himself he is covered with toilet paper. Thanks for adding that! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@kevin - I never thought of it for cleaning purpuses but I guess it would work well. And if you are really good (and have a small bathroom) you could probably clean while your doing your business. Just make sure the cleaners are withing grasp! :) And if you can't do that... folding it in flowers while waiting can give your bathroom some good decorations for the person after you to enjoy! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sweetiepie - I to prefer TP over any kind of facial tissue... although for convenience reasons... If I am sick I will sometimes pick up a box.. or I will leave a roll sitting next to me.

Luckily though, I have never watched that show on TLC. That is just a tad disturbing. But then again, they used to get by with nondisposable diapers too. I can't imagine how they do it... I would be gagging. But on the other hand... it would be a pretty shitty chore to wash the families supply of homemade TP. Good for a punishment... lol... still gaggin a little!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I am so not deleting this comment... unless it is of course your water boobie that was floating around the bar floor getting kicked! ;) That is just too funny of a story to not share! LOL

I never had to worry about stuffing either. However on one bored day I did stuff one with koosh balls just to see how it looked (on a male friend of course) I wanted to see if it was more natural looking the TP. Ha ha!


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Good one barbergirl28, sure beats the Sears Roebuck catalog we had in the out house and the week old newspapers when I was a kid. Enjoyed this and remember seeing toilet paper on my dad's face after nicking himself while shaving. Thank the Lord above for the nice bathroom tissues most of us take for granted. We go through lots of it at our house.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Epi - We sure do make a good team... and I appreciate you surrendering the last 3ply roll to me. I think you from the bottom of my ... ahem... bum! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Fiddleman - Ouch - I can't imagine using the Sears Roebuck catalog. That was made out of some pretty thick paper and couldn't be at all comfortable. I bet a week of going back to that and week old newspapers would really make people stop taking the stuff for granted. Although I will admit, if the newspaper was in there for use - I might actually get more of it read! :)


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I giggled like a dumb kid the whole way through this UNTIL I saw the TP flowers. Now I have a wonderful and fun craft for the next Girl Scout meeting. Can you imagine how much fun the girls will have making those?! And then to take them home ahahahah Great Hub BG :) Voted all over the place and then Up!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ardie - Oh my that is such a great idea and I am glad something off the wall and silly was able to do that. Now just think... get a few dixie cups and that could be homemade vases for their paper flowers. It might even make a cool valentine's day gift for them to give to their parents. Ahhh... I hope it works well and I am sure they will have a blast doing it. Please let me know how it turns out with a room full of kids! :) My daughters want to try to make these as well! It is going to be on my list of rainy day activities!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

OK...let's get into this...

I am riding your train on "nose blowing" value...BUT...once things get real...i am headed to the store for Puff's (with lotion).

I actually like to keep my 'bug corpses' out in plain view as a warning to OTHER bugs. That's just me...

Many arts and craft ideas that I had not thought of but...like you...I do not advocate toilet papering! Unless they REALLY deserve it...or I don't like them.

Thanks,

Thomas


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Very well done barbergirl28! Well, not everybody use toilet paper for their...behind, as I have noticed it here in the Philippines. Toilet paper is really a great invention for us. Can you imagine what the people used before this invention? Yep, thanks to toilet paper and the one who invented it;-)))Voted up!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Thomas - I don't know why but I suddenly have this vision in my head of you sitting by your computer surrounded by Puffs (with lotion) filled with bug corpses laughing your head off while drinking a dew and writing. Don't ask! LOL But I do want to point out... TP is just as handy for letting the bug corpses lounge around as fair warning... maybe you can even get creative and make TP roses for the bug corpses... you know... like flowers for the funeral! LOL

And yes toilet papering should only be used in extreme conditions... like utmost hatred for a particular person! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Thelma - I can't imagine life without it. I even heard the earlier inventions were less than desirable... leaving splinters in your behind. I can't imagine that being too comfortable. What do they use TP for in the Phillippines? It is always interesting to know what they do elsewhere!


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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Well, BBG, I have to leave it up to you to come up with an article that talks about the 'unmentionable'. I certainly appreciate its totally expendible quality, making it perfect for all those clean up jobs that you would not use any reusable wipe for.... Thanks Cred2


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Some of the Filipinos use water to clean their behind. I can't imagine doing it. Have a great day!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Hehe... this was too funny. I loved the picture ;-) mommy, you're a mummy! Anyway, very entertaining and interesting. Still I don't use toilet paper for much... I prefer to use kleenex and napkins when cleaning up messes, bugs, or noses! lol. Still great hub :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cred - I have to say... I like these off the wall topics... do you rememeber Drive-by Puking... usually not a topic that a person would probably put on the high list of priorities to right about. then there is me... I think it is funny. LoL Glad you enjoyed this. It was definitely a fun write-up that got me out of the old groove of fitness and nutrition! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Thelma - Ahhh... I couldn't imagine that either. I knew France was good for that and I guess some households have come to see it is luxury. Personally, I prefer a dry bum... lol


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I am cheap and because I don't often buy napkins or kleenex... it seems toilet paper is the next best option... ha ha. I do have paper towels though and sometimes I do use those instead! And the picture - that is from when we were home playing Quelf. See.. it makes a great use for costumes. Well, at least that was the challenge! LOL


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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

Great hubs. Nice to know that there are other uses of this essential commodity. Well presented. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

Fun hub Barb, Do they still TP the Rival Coaches houses?

The Puff with lotion doesn't work for cleaning glasses,but TP works great.

Kay


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@bizwin - Once I started delving into it... I was truly amazed at how many things it could be used for... and then in the comments... there is even more little suggestions. Glad you enjoyed it... Thanks for stopping by!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@KDee411 - I am not really sure how the toilet papering really works from the jock perspective... when we toilet papered it was just whatever area we were in. I don't think we specifically targeted anyone unless it was a friend that couldn't go out with us to do it ;) Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you enjoyed this fun hub!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Wow BBG, what will you think of next, ha. I'm sitting here thinking, hmmmm, what was it like before TP was invented. Ewwww!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - You never know what I will think of next. I need some weird inspiration though... so we will see what happens. And like you... I don't know if I even want to think about what it was like before TP although I did here in the early stages it wasn't nearly as good as it is now... leaving splinters in the most delicate of places ;)


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USAFGrunt 4 years ago from Riverside, CA

I actually do make little flowers with TP or napkins when I'm bored haha very cool hub! 1UP!


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece

I remember me and my sister driving my Mum crazy using roll upon roll of loo rolls to make flowers. A loo roll, a packet of drinking straws and some elastic bands made for hours of fun back then!!...

A fun hub and thanks for sharing!!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@USAFGrunt - I had a friend from highschool that made me one. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. In fact I still have it. Now all I need is to expand on something more than a TP rose and really go crazy!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@debbie roberts - It is amazing how cheap entertainment was back then! :) I bet the flowers were absolutley beautiful!


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Maximizer 4 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

Wiping your .... has never been so fun! :) Thanks for SHARING!


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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California

Hey Barbergirl28,

I'm not sure why I was drawn to this Hub in the first place...but now I remember. While searching for some wedding dresses online, I came across a contest for wedding dresses made out of TP! Hilarious, but beautiful dresses! Anyway, you can add that to your list lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awumcVhZOrg


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Maximizer - I absolutley love your comment and I couldn't agree with you more! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Turtlewoman - That is a crazy thing... thanks for bringing it up. I added the video in as well so other people could see it too. Although I will admit, I think the 3rd prize winner deserved first place more than the one that actually won. Thanks so much for sharing that with all of us!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

barbergirl28 -LOL! This is funny! Who knew?!

I totally love your costume picture...giggle. Toilet paper flowers could be an interesting hobby.

I'm enjoying the comment thread. You and ThoughtSandwiches are always a treat :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@missolive - Thanks for stopping by. I actually have two costumes... I might have to add the other one in as well. This one was because we were playing the game Quelf and I needed to find a costume quick. After a couple failed attempts with paper plates... the TP was the only thing that made sense. The other picture I have is of a TP bride... that one is just as good.

Glad you enjoyed this hub and the comment section as well. Those comment sections take on a whole new world of their own!


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Well you know when you go out you don't wanna carry it in your purse, lol, but I do carry a roll in my car...it lasts forever and is always needed for something! Great for dust on the dash and cleaning the inside glass stuff, with just a smidge of the sanitizer I also carry there. Great useful hub.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Pollyannalana - I have occasionally had a roll of toilet paper in the trunk of my car... but it usually ends up there because I have a cold so I throw it in my car in replace of tissues. Or sometimes I throw it in there on long car trips. After all, you never know when you are going to have to squat in the ditch because there are no rest stops available. But for car cleaning purposes... I am definitely going to have to try that!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, this is so funny! and the sad thing is yes, I have used them for all of the above! and I am still trying to catch up with my nose! haha! funny story happened when I was out one evening, it was freezing cold and my friend only had on a small coat, and short skirt, but it was her face that was cold, when we came out of the pub it was snowing so she dived back in the pub and came out with toilet paper wrapped around her face! I was in hysterics, nearly falling over of the pavement, and all she did was look at me and say, well I am cold, and this is a great new accessory! thanks for sharing! nell


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great hub! When my daughter was about 4, we used toilet paper to make her into a mummy. She loved it, we had to do it several more times for her. I enjoyed this hub, thank you. Voted up and sharing! :)


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

HA! I love the toilet paper crafts and the wedding dress! Who would have ever thought! Great Hub!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I actually attended a wedding shower years ago when 2 teams of people tried to create the best looking "wedding dress" using toilet paper. Lots of laughter as I remember and the winning dress was truly amazing! Your hub brought back that memory of a fun time. Thanks! Up votes! :))


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thebookmom 4 years ago from Nebraska

Very funny and very enlightening! GREAT job.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Nell - What a great story. I guess we can now add scarf as one of the many ways that toilet paper can be used! I am still looking to purchase the TP oragami book. I think it would be a fun craft to do with the kids. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sgbrown - That sounds like a lot of un and glad your daughter enjoyed it. Next year I might have to convince my kids to be a mummy for Halloween. After all, it is friendly on the budget when it comes to Halloween costumes! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@rebeccamealey - Thanks for stopping by. I had a blast finding all these fun things I could do with toilet paper. I have to admit, the flowers are my favorite! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - That is pretty neat. It is amazing what can be done with a little bit of imagination. The coolest things can be made out of products we never thought possible. Thanks for sharing your story! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@thebookmom - Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it!


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

He He He!! This is too funny! Who would have ever thought how many things toilet paper could be used for. If ever my muse decide to disappear for a while, I will definitely take up the art-form of making toilet paper flowers! Lol!

Brilliant hub! Voted up, shared and etc.


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Just_Rodney 4 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

As a child, we did not get snow vert often up here in Johannesburg. First time I saw snow was in 1962, I would read about snowball fights in the adventure books. Alas for us, no snow.

A roll of TP aded to small bucket of water, Viola, snoball. Now I lived in a block of flats (Apartments) on the 3rd floor.

Waiting for friends, to come back from school shop or library, send them a snoball.

Many a laugh, had as the game caught on, however boys being boys we carried it a bit further, and as attested by other comments, the padding did not help much.

Thanks for the hub.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@SanneL - I can only imagine how relaxing it would be to make the TP flowers... it might even help spark some creativity if you are ever feeling out of ideas. Glad you enjoyed this! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just_Rodney - Thanks for the funny story. I never would have guessed making snowballs out of toilet paper. I can only imagine how messy that might have gotten. LOL. Thanks for the good laugh and glad you enjoyed the hub!


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cashmere 4 years ago from India

Wedding dresses out of toilet paper??? It better not be an outdoor wedding with rain! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@cashmere - I wonder if you could waterproof the toilet paper... yet if you waterproof it... would it really be toilet paper anymore. So yes - let's just hope for clear skies... although they say a little rain in the morning is supposed to be good luck! :) In this case... not for the bride! LOL


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Clever article. Those wedding dresses in the video were awesome. Toilet paper is an absolute necessity. Somebody had to invent it. A book I am reading, The Map of Time, wove the invention of toilet paper into the plot. It was...interesting. Enjoyed reading your article.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cyndi10 - I love the wedding dresses out of toilet paper... although I will admit that I probably couldn't come up with something that would really hold up. The Map of Time - I am going to have to check that out. Sounds like a great book. Glad you enjoyed reading this as well! :)


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What Is Q 4 years ago from Tennessee

I used to eat toilet paper. I didn't see that on your list of various uses. But I grew out of that and started eating actual paper. I like how you wrapped your face in TP for a photoshoot to add a nice visual to the hub. That's going above and beyond right there. I confess that I do origami. I like to turn my sheets of TP into sailboats before I wipe. But that's TMI isn't it. I need to make myself one of those toilet paper dresses. I can't believe I haven't thought of that before. I wish my hubs were as informative as yours. =( Do bears really use toilet paper? I saw that in a commercial, but it doesn't seem likely. They probably just grab a nearby squirrel or rabbit to clean up. That's if bears actually do #2 in the woods. I'm not sure if they do.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Using toilet paper for making flowers looks very interesting. By the way I also use toilet paper to wipe window pane.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@What is Q - I must say - your number 2 question makes me think it is kind of like the tree question... If a tree falls in the middle of the woods and no one is around to see it... does it make a sound. So, if bears do a #2 in the woods and no one witnesses... does it really happen. And if it doesn't happen, then do they really need TP. That question goes far beyond my ability to grasp... but I have seen the same commercials and I am wondering if they are on to something. It also makes me wonder if people who live in the woods find their TP supplies dwindling because I have never seen a bear in a store buying TP either.

I love that you use TP to make origami - but I have to admit, I didn't really want the visual that you presented. Especially since I was trying to be grossed out but I can't help but laugh. Then I realized, the funniest things are often TMI.

Thanks for taking the time to tell me that I put in the extra effort. That costume put me out about one round in a game. I dont' think I won the game, but luckily for me, it was my parents TP so I can use mine for more purposeful things like Origami.

I also must add - when you used to eat TP - is that like fiber? I am curious, because I myself have never actually eaten TP.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Vinaya - I had friends that used to make the toilet paper flowers all the time when I was in high school... I got the rose down but that is about it. I have never thought of using it for window panes. Interesting!


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CoauthorU 4 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA

In a college class I had to create an example of a sexist ad. Mine was on toilet paper :-)

TOUGH SH*T

for The Man Who has everything

Holy Crap

So divine… your poop won’t stink…


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theclevercat 4 years ago from Massachusetts

HA! Very fun hub. Voted funny and awesome.

Once I had to use the bathroom in the office and looked down to grab some t.p. and discovered a printed number and bar code on the sheet. Once I stopped laughing, I took pictures. True story!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@CoauthorU - That is awesome and very clever... I hope you got a good grade on that one. If I was a man - I would have invested in your product! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@theclevercat - a printed number and bar code... interesting. So did you do some investigating on those numbers. I probably would have taken pictures to. Glad you enjoyed this hub and had a good laugh! :)


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Hilarious! Officially one of my favorite hubs. I really appreciated that you show a beautiful side to toilet paper with the flower crafts, but I think I found this years Halloween costume within your piece! ;)

Cheers~


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@K9keystrokes - Thanks so much... that compliment definitely made me blush. I am glad that you enjoyed this and found your costume for halloween next year. Just a word of advice though... Bring an extra roll or some clear tape for any repairs! ;)


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Will doo! ;)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@K9keystrokes - And of course... don't forget to take pictures either ;)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I love the toilet paper crafts. Perhaps you can do a hub devoted just to that, with instructions. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@alocsin - That is a great idea... I have a project that I am planning on doing in the near future... but it will have to wait until the kids are done with school. It has been ridiculously busy around here! But I will definitely take that advice! :) Thanks for the suggestion


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George Greene Jr. 4 years ago from California PA

Surprised that nobody mentioned the use of the tubes other than a pet toy! They can be used as well to make little people(with the heads made from the paper).

they can also be used if you can't afford a night at the bowling alley. just get tenn empty rolls and a tennis ball, a box for a pin cage, and somewhere wide and long enough to be your alley. just think no 6 dollars a game and you can bsave on the shoe rental as you can play in your bare feet if you want!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@George Greene Jr. - What a fun idea. The tubes are also really good for a pirates scope too. Or I just saw something recently where they used a tube to organize cords. Looks like there is all sorts of unconventional uses for the whole product! :)


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George Greene Jr. 4 years ago from California PA

yes the PIRATE SCOPE!! hard to believe , but that hole does actually magnify things in the distance because it focuses the light from the image being looked at. Works on the same principal of the shadow box to watch an eclipse of the sun!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Sadly I have done the pirate scope, but never the shadow box to watch the eclipse. Maybe I will have to try that next time! :)


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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

Ha ha I love the costume! And here I thought the only other use for toilet paper was decorating the neighbor's trees!


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Dolores Monet - That costume was a game winning move. Glad you enjoyed it! :)


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sparkleyfinger 3 years ago from Glasgow

I love using TP to make "soggy balls"- a lovely alternative to snowballs.... soak a wad of paper with water and use it as a missile.... quite fun :)


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George Greene Jr. 3 years ago from California PA

I bet a lot more messier too! all that frozen stuck paper on a wool coat! or in your tassle cap!. But I bet it works great in the summer when one misses the cooler temps!


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sparkleyfinger - I bet that is pretty messy too... hope you don't get into too many soggy ball fights anytime soon! :)

@George - I am sure I will never miss the cooler temps that much to resort to frozen stuck paper! ha ha ha


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George Greene Jr. 3 years ago from California PA

my comment meant to say to cool you off in the summer! but then again getting those wet things out your hair or the ones in your bikini top might be messy or embarrassing!


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sparkleyfinger 3 years ago from Glasgow

To be fair, scotland is hardly warm enough for bikini tops at the best of times, but as long as you don't hang out with complete moaners, then you shouldn't particularly offend anyone by throwing a ball of soggy paper at them... it would also generally not get into their hair because you don't throw missiles at peoples faces....

As for messy, mess can be cleared up! :) When i was young, me and my brother used to throw them onto the ceiling... they would stick while wet, and then when they dried out, would usually fall off. Was quite funny above someones bed... they would get scared when they came under attack from an unknown source :P


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I've been doing a lot of backpacking and camping. found that tp is a good fire starter. This is a fun article. Up, funny and useful.

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