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Genre: Hysterical Fiction
Word Count: 100
“The things we take for granted,” said Shelley. “Who amongst us doesn’t ascend the porcelain throne upon arising? Wipe. Flush. Ready to face the day.”
“Run for cover.” Russell rolled his eyes. “The history faucet’s a-fixin’ to spout.”
“Do you know who invented toilet paper?”
“No, but I bet you’re gonna to tell me.”
Shelley took a deep breath. “Joseph Gayetty in 1857. He introduced it as ‘Medicated Paper.’
“Precisely! The Scott brothers marketed their ScotTissue in 1879. Although Seth Wheeler patented his version in 1891.
“Well, everybody poops.” Russell snorted. “One could say they saved our butts.”