Northern Paper Company offered the first splinter-free toilet paper in the early 1930s.
There was a toilet paper shortage in the USA in 1973 caused by a joke on a talk show that convinced people to hoard toilet paper.
It wasn’t until the 1930s that production techniques improved to the point where toilet paper could be advertised as “splinter free”.
Most people orient their toilet paper with the loose end hanging over the top and away from the wall.
Donated Bibles were sent to Romania and subsequently pulped into TP because there was a toilet paper shortage.