You ever wonder what did people use to wipe their bums before toilet paper was invented?
Before modern toilet paper was introduced by Joseph Gayetty in 1857, Americans were stuck using corn cobs or mussel shells. Wealthy Romans used a salt-water soaked sponge tied to the end of a stick to get a clean behind, while the Vikings were fans of leftover sheeps' wool. Coconut shells were the bottom cleansers for Hawaiians, the French used bidets and the Japanese used wooden sticks.
* Joseph Gayetty is so underrated.. He should be right next to Thomas Edison as far as innovators go.. I for one, am greatful..