Fuchstal, a town in Germany's Bavaria that accidentally ordered a huge shipment of toilet paper more than a decade ago, has officially finished its last roll, town officials announced.
It took them 12 years to go through their fluffy mistake, a Fox News report says.
"In primary schools, the secondary school, with us in the town hall — toilet paper was hidden in the storage rooms everywhere," Fuchstal Mayor Erwin Karg said in an interview for the DPA news agency. Even the firehouse was used to store extra rolls. A special four-person team was formed specifically to search for extra storage space.
One might think that government facilities in a town of approximately 4,000 residents would have burned through a truck of tissues much faster, but the product's quality was so poor that people plainly refused to use it, bringing their own paper instead. According to Fox, the paper "was too flimsy, turned brittle and yellow under exposure to sunlight."
There's a silver lining, though: in the year that followed the notorious shipment, wood prices across Germany skyrocketed, hiking paper prices with them.
"We were able to save up over [$1,130] because the price of wood went up next year, which also made toilet paper more expensive," the mayor told DPA.
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— So many wasps!
— No one cares if you can’t speak German, they will just continue to speak German anyways
— Toilet paper is made out of sand paper 🤔