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The E-Sylum: Volume 16, Number 44, October 27, 2013, Article 31

TOILET PAPER MADE OF GOLD. REALLY

Dick Hanscom forwarded a (somewhat) related article also from the Daily Mail about toilet paper made of gold. -Editor

Gold toilet paper

There seems to be no limit to the extremes people will go to show off their wealth. And now, for those who truly want to wow guests - or simply want to flush some excess money down the loo, there is...gold toilet paper.

The roll, sold by Australian company the Toilet Paper Man is made from 22-carat gold and costs a staggering $1,376,900.00 (around £825,839).

The website claims that each roll - which comes with a free bottle of champagne - will be delivered personally.

And for those concerned that metal may not provide a gentle wipe, the roll is three-ply to ensure the utmost comfort.

Speaking to the Mail Online, the company said the inspiration for the roll came from Dubai.

'When we saw in Dubai some hotels have full gold toilet seats and handles for the toilet paper we decided it would be a good idea.

Reminded me of the old story of the guy who got completely drunk at a party, and the next day couldn't stop talking about the toilet made of solid gold at the party house. His friends of course, didn't believe him, but he insisted and finally said he'd take them to the house and show them. They got in a car and followed the directions back to the house and knocked on the door. When someone answered, he explained rather sheepishly, "I'm really sorry to bother you, but I was at the party last night and my friends here don't believe that you have a gold toilet." The man turned his head back inside and shouted, "Hey, Joe, I found the guy who crapped in your tuba!" -Editor

To read the complete article, see: Loo paper made of 22-carat GOLD goes on sale at £825k for those who fancy throwing their money straight down the toilet (www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2471446/Loo-paper-22-carat-GOLD-goes-sale-825k.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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