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    How toilet paper explains the world

    A story that piqued my interest:

    How toilet paper explains the world.

    At different stages in our lives, we require more and less of certain hygienic products: First diapers, then mostly toilet paper and menstrual maintenance items, and as bowels become more difficult to control, a different kind of diaper. It stands to reason that the relative popularity of those product categories would reflect a country's age demographics -- and the market research firm Euromonitor has given us a map to prove it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ins-the-world/

    Funny what you can do with data, isn't it.
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    I smiled thinking it's funny what data wouldn't explain as well. I'd be interested to see the age demographics for South Africa would appear to be if you took the data for condom use.
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    @Dave – The cyan areas on the map indicate my natural habitat rather well.


    @Andy – Who knew condoms had other health benefits. I especially enjoyed the last sentence...the chap got creative.
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