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Over Or Under? Toilet Roll Debate Finally Settled Thanks To 128 Year-Old Manual

A long debate on whether toilet roll should hang over or under has been settled based on the content of a 128 year-old manual.

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CHOICE magazine discovered a 128 year-old patent dating back to 15 September 1891. It helpfully included a detailed graph which was explicit in showing the paper being left up and over the roll, rather than hanging under, report’s Mirro UK.

According to the MailOnline , the magazine wrote: “Here at CHOICE, we’re fearless in finding truth in the most complex consumer concerns… which is why we set out to provide a conclusive answer to the controversial question of whether to hang your toilet paper over or under the roll.
“So, at risk of permanently losing members, we’re here to announce that ‘over’ is the correct way to hang toilet paper.”

The number of responses to this bombshell revelation are testament to how heated this debate has become.

Image: Choice

“Over. Under makes me uncomfortable,” wrote one reader.
“Over. Because I’m not a monster,” agreed someone else.


But over in camp “Under”, someone else said: “Under all the way. It gives you better, quicker and easier one-handed control of the number of sheets used.”

Source: Mirror UK 

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