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Author Topic: What can you do with toilet rolls?  (Read 1402 times)

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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 06:46:51 pm »
And I don't see why they couldn't be used to escape the hordes from the upper storey window?  I mean apart from the fact that as you start piling them up to cushion your fall you're probably going to be seen and then the horde are just going to steal your crash mat & run off with it...

Didn't the Mythbusters do a prison escape myth where they braided TP into ropes?

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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2020, 09:51:55 am »
Didn't the Mythbusters do a prison escape myth where they braided TP into ropes?

I don't remember that episode, though I am pretty sure they did do one where they braided something or other into ropes (I can't recall what, now).

They also did an escape from Alcatraz episode (I think the rope on that occasion was something to do with the silk from a parachute - though, again, I may be confusing two separate myths).  The escape was meant to have been done with a duct tape boat I believe, which IIRC did work on the episode.

I think it's not known whether the escapees ever made it or not, though like many of these things there are lots of theories.  It was a good episode.


PS I found half a roll of the real cheap TP they supply at work lingering around the apartment, and I'm going to start my Covid-19 journal now - I'll keep you updated (PPS I didn't steal it, I borrowed it for my streaming nose on the train home when I had a cold one time, and evidently forgot to take the rest back the next day!  Honest!).

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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2020, 10:08:08 pm »
I'm going to start my Covid-19 journal now

I just had to share this with you - woman gets Dear John (Jane?) letters from her family on TP!


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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2020, 06:45:14 pm »
I don't remember that episode, though I am pretty sure they did do one where they braided something or other into ropes (I can't recall what, now).

Wikipedia to the rescue! They did three materials: TP, bedsheets, and hair.

In other news, I heard an anecdote about a pizza delivery place adding TP to their menu.

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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2020, 10:42:56 pm »
In other news, I heard an anecdote about a pizza delivery place adding TP to their menu.

Slightly OT, but today (still the 30th in the U.S.) is my eldest nephew's birthday. I just finished boxing him up his birthday present. Here it is:

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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2020, 08:18:29 am »
Wikipedia to the rescue! They did three materials: TP, bedsheets, and hair.

In other news, I heard an anecdote about a pizza delivery place adding TP to their menu.

Gosh, I don't know that I recall the hair episode either (but then my memory is pretty notorious around here for stinking when it comes to film & TV).

And it wouldn't surprise me about the pizza menu - probably something like $5.99 a roll, is it?   ;D

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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2020, 05:53:26 am »

Making a magical set of goggles to enhance one's witchy vision comes to mind.



(To explain this video: back in 2013 Jack sporked a book on Steampunk Neo-Wicca that included a bit about how goggles are a tool to "enhance the sight of the practitioner and enable the individual to perceive obstacles that may be looming beyond normal vision." The book included directions on how to make goggles from a cut-in-half toilet paper roll. I have zero impulse control.)

(TL;DR it's Jack's fault.)

Also, not sure how the link to the video is going to work. It's not public, but it's unlisted, which means you should be able to view it if you click on the link...but I know our forum software likes to do auto-embed stuff that doesn't show up all the time in post preview, so...this post may need to be edited.
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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2020, 05:57:11 am »
Also, not sure how the link to the video is going to work. It's not public, but it's unlisted, which means you should be able to view it if you click on the link...but I know our forum software likes to do auto-embed stuff that doesn't show up all the time in post preview, so...this post may need to be edited.

Ok, I tested it in another browser. When you try to play it, there will be a message that says the owner doesn't allow embeds. Just click the link and it'll take you to Youtube to watch Morag Being Silly.

I would try to make it just be a link to Youtube but I haven't figured out how to do that without the auto-embed on the forum kicking in, and I'm too tired to try right now.
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Re: What can you do with toilet rolls?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 05:08:19 pm »
I would try to make it just be a link to Youtube but I haven't figured out how to do that without the auto-embed on the forum kicking in, and I'm too tired to try right now.

I think I remember managing to not auto-embed once, accidentally (i.e., on that particular occasion, I actually wanted it to auto-embed) - I don't recall how, though, except that it was non-obvious and at least somewhat 'opposite what one would expect' in nature.

If at some point when you're not too tired you experiment, and manage to successfully figure out how to post a link that doesn't auto-embed, it would be a great blessing for TC as a whole.

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