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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 14:41:15 EDT


"The bathroom we know, with combination toilet and bath didn't exist until
the 1850s. And then only for the rich. Until then, the term bathroom, which came
into use in the 1820s and 1830s, meant, literally, a room with a bathtub in
it."
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"The first toilet in the White House came in 1825, installed for John Quincy
Adams, leading to a new slang term for toilet, a quincy."
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"Toilet paper was invented and introduced into use in 1857, it was as a
package of loose sheets, much like the paper already used, the Sears catalog"
...notice the toilet had been invented years before.............
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"An Englishman in 1879 named Walter Alcock created the first perforated rolls
of toilet paper." Yeh, Wally...........


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