By popular demand, we here at Current Configuration have set our scientists and design professionals to work creating an effective and elegant method of delivering our findings to those that may not yet know what a computer is. For three long years, millions of R&D dollars have been spent and thousands of prototypes have been created to bring you the Overhanging Public Service Hanger Brochure (PDF).
And for those who would insist that there are “reasons” to hang the toilet paper in the underhung fashion of despots and savages: our cat doesn’t have a problem with it.
THANK YOUUUUUUUUU! Favorite part is “harnessing the power of SCIENCE”. Second favorite is “floaty eyeball.” Now I must blog this so PEOPLE WILL LEARN.
I am not associated with them, but this site:
has a cool product and a great discussion of crumple vs. fold…
Thanks for the PDF!
Wow… I love it when, after you ‘know’ something instinctively for years, you find out that there is a scientific explanation for it. You had me at floaty eyeball. I am forever in your debt, and will print up and hand out these pamphlets to everyone i know. thank you. thank you. thank you.
Now i can sleep.
I’ve given the whole over/under thing some thought in the past. Consider this conjecture: men prefer the over version, because they only use toilet paper to wipe from behind. Women prefer the under version, because they wipe from the front more often.
If you wipe from the front, unrolling the paper from the back of the roll, tearing it, and wiping yourself can be done in one smooth motion. If you wipe from the back, you have to fold the paper, which means you’re likely to use both hands and so you unroll and tear the paper with your non-wiping hand, fold it using both hands, and leave it in your wiping hand to finish the job. This sequence of motions works better with the paper unrolling from the front of the roll.
Do you consider yourself to be a scruncher or a folder?
A folder, no question.
I made a huge poop today and there was NO paper. I wouldn’t have cared if it was overhanging or underhanging. I needed PAPER. So I used your socks.
This is fantastic! People think I am a freak for caring how the toilet paper is hung. I have been resisting the temptation to reverse the under hung tp roll that my boyfriend installed yesterday. I should just be thankfull that he replaced the emply roll -right? This brocure will come in very handy.
While I have always preferred the over the top method, my wife of 27 years continues to insist on underhanging. On this subject she is intransigent. We’re getting divorced.
You forgot to put the option of if their was a cage over the toilet paper. In that case since you couldn’t reach the top of the toilet paper roll and if the roll ripped at the top the next person would have to deal with the problem of spinning the roll to retrieve some, then under is a more efficient choice; but i agree with you about private/unguarded bathrooms. If you are really into science you will consider this possibility.
Thanks and kudos to you for all the hard work that went into this. It was touch-and-go for a while, but we can all sleep better now. The fate of civilization hung in the balance. ;-)
Uh,I use baby wipes, tp is seriously irratating, as wife of a trucker discovered this cause we started using wipes to clean other things, ran put of tp and used wipes and oh my stars, my bottom has never felt better.Try it so long tp
You know what would even be more useful? Print these instructions on the toilet paper itself!!
Oh wait, but they can’t be seen if underhung… oh, the irony…
Please advise………..what is the best course of action in regard to toilet paper protocol
Is it proper to first wipe then blow your nose
or blow your nose then wipe
I think I may be doing it wrong…thank you for any help
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