When life feels out of control, humans grasp for something, anything, for a sense of stability—and for thousands of people during the coronavirus pandemic, that thing was a jumbo package of toilet paper.
In mid-March, as coronavirus cases soared across the world, citizens flocked to toilet paper aisles to ensure they’d have clean buttholes throughout the duration of the quarantine. But some shoppers bought more than they needed. Way more.
Seemingly overnight, retailers were sold out of toilet paper. What was once an unremarkable household item could only be found on the black market. But not everyone hoarded toilet paper. Who were the culprits that caused a worldwide wiping crisis?
We finally have the answer.