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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. loosewire

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    Parts of africa are running out of toilet paper,how does that
    happen.In the news.Do we have any economist in our mist.What
    product will U.K. and U.S. ration first besides fuel
    and sugar or health care.Think of raw products like corns,soy
    beans and trees.Let do some predictions based
    on what you see in every day live and high prices. Milk based products
    like cheese.Brew how high are the prices. Base products in your every
    day life,anything stand out to price you are paying higher for.
    Any other product base that I missed.
     
  2. Wendy

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    My grand dad grew up using Sear and Robuck for everything, toliet paper included.
     
  3. FastEddie

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    My guess would be fresh water.
     
  4. Ratch

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    loosewire,

    Because poly bags are cheaper than paper. Smaller and lighter, too. See http://www.answers.com/topic/flying-toilet . It's an African solution to a waste disposal problem.

    Ratch
     
  5. JoeJester

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    Might be time to look up when outhouses came into vogue, and when toliet paper came into existance.

    It hasn't been that many generations in some cultures.
     
  6. Wendy

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    The is always the ancient Roman method, huge piss pots that were used to collect urine (and processed to make ammonia for cleaning clothes, their version of dry cleaners) and sewage aqueducts (with running water under the seats). You wiped your arse with a sponge on a stick that was kept in a small pot of water. Sanitation wasn't real strong back then, the fact they flushed the sewage away was pretty radical, and controlled diseases other cultures took for granted.

    Oh, and these facilities were in the open. They also didn't have the nudity taboos we have.

    TMI? :)
     
  7. Ratch

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  8. count_volta

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    LOL wow. Peepoo bag. Not a bad idea actually, but I still think they need to send in some civil engineers to make sewers for these people. Seriously. They aren't so poor. Their governments are just incredibly corrupt.
     
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