How many questions in life are as pertinent as this one: will this toilet paper hold up when it matters the most? It requires no explanation; we all know why that is a matter of the utmost importance. So how can you find out if your TP brand of choice can withstand the toughest of jobs?
By seeing how it deals with a blowtorch.
This video comes from the YouTube channel MrGear, where they put a number of regular household items under the intense heat of a gas torch to see what would happen—Cornholio’s biggest asset included. While the light bulb took longer to melt than we might have imagined (turning into a very cool, very warped wad of glass) and the lighter went spinning off in a fun burst of flames (which is a slight understatement to describe what happened when they added an accelerant to the proceedings), it was the toilet paper that really stood out.
Considering it is just paper we might have imagined that the whole roll would go up in flames quickly, but instead the fire was barely able to move through the roll when they began burning it at the end. When they turned it on its side, meaning one layer of paper at a time instead of every sheet at once, the toasted marshmallow-looking toilet paper burned straight through.
It reminds us of how people are able to tear phone books in half by holding them in such a way that they are really tearing one single piece of paper consecutively and not all of them all at once. A single piece of paper isn’t that strong, but a bunch of them together sure are.
So maybe your toilet paper doesn’t need to be able to hold up to a blowtorch, but if nothing else this is a great argument for two-ply.
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