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Old 03-26-2020, 06:19 AM
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The 16th-century French satirical writer François Rabelais has his character Gargantua investigate a great number of ways of cleansing oneself after defecating. Gargantua dismisses the use of paper as ineffective, rhyming that: "Who his foul tail with paper wipes, Shall at his ballocks leave some chips". He concludes that the neck of a goose, that is well downed provides an optimum cleansing medium.

One can only imagine what toilet paper was like 500 years ago - I doubt that they had the option of "Cushiony-soft CleanRipple" with Shea Butter.