This is authentic dinosaur “coprolite”, fossilized dung, 67 million years old, that has been left rough on one side, carved with dinosaur themes on the other! Coprolite is from a Utah dinosaur dig, carved in the Orient. Photos show both front and back.
What did people use before toilet paper was invented?
*Newsprint, paper catalog pages in early US
*Hayballs, Scraper/gompf stick kept in container by the privy in the Middle Ages
*Discarded sheep’s wool in the Viking Age, England
*Frayed end of an old anchor cable was used by sailing crews from Spain and Portugal
*Medieval Europe- Straw, hay, grass, gompf stick
*Corn cobs, Sears Roebuck catalog, mussel shell, newspaper, leaves, sand- United States
*Water and your left hand, India
*Pages from a book, British Lords
*Coconut shells in early Hawaii
*Lace was used by French Royalty
*Public Restrooms in Ancient Rome- A sponge soaked in salt water, on the end of a stick
*The Wealthy in Ancient Rome-Wool and Rosewater
*French Royalty-lace, hemp
*Hemp & wool were used by the elite citizens of the world
*Defecating in the river was very common internationally
*Snow and Tundra Moss were used by early Eskimos
When and where was toilet paper first invented?
China…AD 1391 – The Bureau of Imperial Supplies began producing 720,000 sheets of toilet paper a year, each sheet measuring two feet by three feet. For use by the Emperors.
Will Zeppelins get to make a comeback?
Hydrogen is abundant and it burns clean.
So why hasn’t it replaced gas as a fuel for our cars? Well, it does have a side-effect.
It has a tendency to explode. Now a New Jersey company thinks they have a solution. Soap.
Winona Ryder gets picked up for shoplifting in Beverly Hills.
Haven’t had a nice Newtie-pic in a while,so I figured a lovely shot of him lounging on my laundry pile was worth posting… 🙂
In the background, you can see my planet of the apes boxed set that he knocked aside to get onto the chair, and the laundry hamper I was sorting on, when little orange boy decided he wanted to curl up on my hawaiian shirts, plaids, and tie dyes.
[update 11:41 – he’s going to work with me today…. too sweet not to.]
Main Entry: pum ·per ·nick ·el
Etymology: German, from pumpern to break wind + Nickel goblin; from its
: a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour
The true origin of “pumpernickel” – “Pumpern”
New High German word similar in meaning to the English “fart” (so chosen because, like the
word “achoo,” it imitated the sound it described), and “Nickel” was a form of the name Nicholas,
an appellation commonly associated with a goblin or devil (e.g., “Old Nick” is a familiar name for
Satan). Hence, pumpernickel is the “devil’s fart,” allegedly a reference to the bread’s indigestible
qualities and hence the effect it produced on those who consumed it. (www.snopes2.com/language/stories/pumper.htm)