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View Poll Results: Should the flap of the toilet paper roll face the front or the back?
The front, definitely! 54 85.71%
The back, no question about it! 9 14.29%
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 04:14 PM   #61
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When we (in California) have a dry year and there's not enough water for frivolous use (watering the lawn, for example), authorities advocated not flushing after the first (for lack of a nicer term, I'm using kids' terminology) #1. Wait until the second #1. If #2, then by all means, flush!

My brother-in-law had this mantra, "If it's (color), let it mellow. If it's (color), flush it down." Colors rhyme.

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Old 19 Jul 2004, 06:05 PM   #62
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No matter how hard they try, equality can never be achieved in these matters!
Now I'm really going to have nightmares.



I think that it is only good manners that if you go, no matter what time of day or night, you should flush. I always flush at night and so does my husband and it's never disturbed the kids.


Anyone got an anwser to my original question?
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 08:33 PM   #63
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I will have nightmares as well.....YUCK!!!!!!!

I was always told in school that the pioneers used old Sears Roebuck Catalogues and any other scrap paper for Toilet Paper.

Ofcourse the French have their Biday(bidet) as well.....

Flushing I do automatically and our children can sleep through just about everything as well. My husband can sleep through a newborn baby crying directly into his ear -- something I tried a lot of times!! (He also sleeps through Fire Alarms, which is scary!)

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Old 19 Jul 2004, 10:56 PM   #64
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At night I flush with Zen... very gently press it until enough water flows through to wash the waste away, but not trigger the refill of the basin. Tricky business, but I'm a very light sleeper and wake up from a flushing toilet, so I figure they might as well... Don't do onto others that which you don't want done onto yourself.

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Old 20 Jul 2004, 01:08 AM   #65
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Just wanted to share this with you:

Roman Toilet
And a little something else

Toilet Technology


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Old 20 Jul 2004, 06:28 AM   #66
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Just wanted to share this with you:

Roman Toilet
And a little something else
looks just like the toilet in good ol' england...
i saw it in the movie - johnny english
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Old 20 Jul 2004, 05:29 PM   #67
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If I remeber rightly, the toilets that you are refereing to were actually French. Scene in the old French castle where Jonny English had to climb up the sewer pipe.
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Old 21 Jul 2004, 12:53 AM   #68
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i do recall...thanks for correcting my (p)oops.
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Old 22 Jul 2004, 05:57 PM   #69
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Now for the big question I've always wanted to ask.....Is toilet paper used all over the world, or do other cultures use different methods to gain that clean feeling?

Edwin, please don't lock this thread until I get an answer to my question. I'll get bored again if you do [/b]
I've a friend who is a muslim and she said it is mandatory to use water (part of the religion) and so she never use toilet paper. Not sure if this applies to all muslims tho...Does that answer your question, teacher?
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Old 22 Jul 2004, 06:04 PM   #70
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Oops I shouldn't have brought up religious issues in this forum...sorry about that.

Anyway, I had to use a public restroom the other day and there's 2 rolls of toilet tissues; one with the flap face in front and other to the back. Hmmm.....
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Old 22 Jul 2004, 09:59 PM   #71
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Thanks, I already knew about that


It's more cultural aspect that I'm interest, but still it might be time to give this the flush
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Old 23 Jul 2004, 08:58 AM   #72
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When we (in California) have a dry year and there's not enough water for frivolous use (watering the lawn, for example), authorities advocated not flushing after the first (for lack of a nicer term, I'm using kids' terminology) #1. Wait until the second #1. If #2, then by all means, flush!
We have two handles: one for flushing half the amount of water (perhaps less). A few years ago when decreasing the amount of water flushed when flushing the toilets was discussed in Israeli government forums, General Eitan (then the minister of Agriculture) said he put a closed 1.5 liter bottle of soft drink inside the tank, and this reduces the amount of water flushed each time.
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Old 23 Jul 2004, 09:04 AM   #73
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teacher, didn't you mean to post this over here?

http://www.emaildiscussions.com/...642#post231642

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Old 23 Jul 2004, 05:12 PM   #74
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Come to think of it......

Nice one Jeff
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Old 23 Jul 2004, 05:14 PM   #75
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We have two handles: one for flushing half the amount of water (perhaps less). A few years ago when decreasing the amount of water flushed when flushing the toilets was discussed in Israeli government forums, General Eitan (then the minister of Agriculture) said he put a closed 1.5 liter bottle of soft drink inside the tank, and this reduces the amount of water flushed each time.
That's how you keep your soft drinks cool!
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