toilet paper outline

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____Eric J. Becker_____

____The History of Heinie Hygiene_____

I. INTRODUCTION

A. (attention grabber): What do you think all of these items have in common? (Asked while displaying different types of historical butt wipes) The answer is they all were at some point in time used to wipe one’s backside.

B. (thematic statement): Today I will be talking to you about the history of toilet paper.

C. (establish significance/cediblity): A study by Patrick A. Tollefsrud of the
University of St. Thomas shows that today there are over 5,000 different companies producing bathroom tissue around the world (http://komar.cs.stthomas.edu/qm425/01s/Tollefsrud3.htm). The same study shows that there is a daily production of over
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When Sears decided to go upscale and print on glossy paper, an avalanche of complaints was so intense (not to mention humorous) that Sears put out a spin-off catalog titled "Rears and Sorebutt" in the 1930s .(http://www.madametalbot.com/pix/books/09/bks1309.htm)

[transition/with signposting]:That was the ancient way of doing thing, but when did toilet paper become what it is today?

B. (main point #2): The beginning of modern day toilet paper.

a. Joseph C. Gayetty of New York started producing the first packaged toilet paper in the U.S. in 1857. It consisted of pre-moistened flat sheets medicated with aloe and was named "Gayetty’s Medicated Paper". Gayetty's name was printed on every sheet

b. Rolled and perforated toilet paper as we're familiar with today was invented around 1880. Various sources attribute it to the Albany Perforated Wrapping (A.P.W.) Paper Company in 1877, and to the Scott Paper company in 1879 or 1890. On a side note, the Scott Company was too embarrassed to put their name on their product, as the concept of toilet paper was a sensitive subject at the time, so they customized it for their customers... hence the Waldorf Hotel became a big name in toilet paper. In 1935, Northern Tissue advertised "splinter-free" toilet paper. Yep, you read that right;

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