Thursday, April 2, 2009

Motel Toilet Paper 2 - The Great Debate Solved

At Motella we tackle the big questions.

After receiving several witty emails about our last post on the toilet paper "V" we thought that we would stay on-topic.

The great debate has raged in households for over 150 years - which way should you hang the toilet paper? Is it against the wall or away from the wall?

Well dear readers, right from the outset we can share with you the correct answer that is well known by accommodation providers worldwide.

It's away from the wall, stupid !
Why is that I hear you ask? - Well for a whole host of reasons. These include hygiene, ascetics and ease of use.

For those that are not easily convinced, we have harnessed the power of SCIENCE, to demonstrate the "ease of use" benefits of the over hanging method.

First, we examine the optimal viewing benefits of the over hanging method. Notice in the diagram above the dramatic difference in the amount of visible toilet paper.

After extensive study, we have identified the contact points at both hanging methods for that all important "one-handed tear maneuver"

The natural curve of the over-hung method allows the roll to stand fast after a one-handed tear, but the under-hung method creates a calamitous tendency that often leads to this:

So there it is - At last we can conclusively put that old argument to bed!

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