For those of you who listen to this podcast, it should come as no surprise that I’m a huge fan, and supporter, of The Atlantic.
Well, it turns out there was a toilet paper scare back in the 70’s, and The Atlantic has created a YouTube video to tell us all about it. The entire thing was started when Johnny Carson made jokes about an obscure headline he had read that indicated that some congressman had heard there may be a paper shortage and that toilet paper supplies may be impacted.
In actuality, there was no shortage, but stores couldn’t keep the stuff on the shelves and prices shot up. Did we learn our lesson?