27 Feb '18, 9pm

The hot poop on Taiwan's toilet trauma

The hot poop on Taiwan's toilet trauma

Taiwan has the runs on toilet paper as prices rise. Have the runs? Good luck finding toilet paper, because there has been a run on all the stores in Taiwan, clearing the shelves, evidently the result of disruption in Brazil and forest fires in Canada that have driven up the price of short fiber pulp, the stuff that is used to make quality toilet paper, not that terrible stuff that Ruth uses. According to NewsAsia, price increases are coming. Companies in the industry confirmed last Friday that the price hikes - as high as 30 percent - would take place in mid-March. Stocks at local businesses, ranging from supermarkets to hypermarkets, were quickly depleted and those who were unable to buy the products at physical stores quickly took to online shopping platforms, where they reportedly ordered more than five million packs. Video of people stuffing their cars with boxes of to...

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