Paper Hacks

3 things you didn't
know about paper

Think you've got it figured out? Think again.
Read on for quirky fun facts about one of China's Four Great Inventions.

1. Tissue & toilet paper cost a bomb

In the past, you could have tissue and toilet paper only if you were rich. It was a luxury only the wealthy could afford. The less well off had to use grass, leaves or straw instead.

2. Cabinetmakers’ glue + treated crepe paper = Masking Tape

Meant to help automakers mark off areas of automobiles during painting, this nifty tape didn’t strip off paint when it was removed.

3. Modern tea bags

In the old days, they were first made of silk. Then later, gauze. Now, modern tea bags are made of paper fiber.