Stuff & Nonsense

Toilet Roll Topology

A vitally important public information announcement that may change your life

The problem

When a toilet roll’s layers don’t break off cleanly together, leaving it looking like this, do you see it as irreparably faulty?

“Broken” toilet roll

If so, you’re part of a problem that’s plaguing our bathrooms, resulting in countless rolls needlessly left in this sub-optimal state.

The solution

The layers are being paired wrongly, so all you have to do is unroll the outer one over the top…

Unroll outer layer

…so that the excess is then dangling down…

Excess outer layer

…and can be removed to get the roll back ‘in sync’.


Please apply this knowledge whenever you encounter this common issue and help to spread the word, together we can put an end to out-of-sync toilet roll misery.