September 23, 2018
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QUESTION OF THE DAY:

Who invented toilet paper and when?

ANSWER:

The first commercially packaged bathroom tissue was produced in the United States in 1857 by Joseph Gayetty. It didn't catch on, probably because it was sold in single sheets and people seemed quite happy to continue using their old catalogs and newspapers for this purpose. Another inventor in England created the first rolled toilet paper, but the English were such prudes that the product failed due to lack of advertising. Finally, Edward and Clarence Scott figured out the marketing and the roll concept, and in the 1880s ScotTissue was born.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Why do we call coffee "joe"?

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Is it true that Mount Washington, New Hampshire, is the windiest location in the world? What was the highest gust ever recorded?

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why aren't there exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness on the spring and fall equinoxes?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Does it snow a lot in the Antarctic?

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Is an olive a fruit or a vegetable?

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Monday, September 17, 2018

When were zippers invented?

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

I've lost my mouse pad and am wondering if I can replace it with something I already own rather than buying a new one.

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