Today I found out, . .
I Johnny Carson once caused a near month long
toilet paper shortage in the U. S. in December
of 1973. In his show, he said, 'You. know what' s
disappearing from the supermarket shelves?
Toilet paper? There' s an acute shortage of
toilet paper in the United States.‘ Americans
promptly went out and bought up every piece of
toilet paper they could find. Supermarkets
tried to ration it, but to no avail. By noon
I the next day, pretty much all the nation' s -
d permanents were sold out.
a and -am
After several days of toilet paper shortages
i due to this hysteria, Carson went on the air to
l try to explain it had been a joke and apolo-
gased. But because the shelves were almost
I always empty of toilet "paper" at this time,
I whenever some would come in, people would buy
I it all it, This toilet paper shortage
lasted a full three weeks.