The obsession with gold dates back to centuries ago. Gold is abundant enough to create coins, but rare enough that not everyone can make them. It doesn’t corrode, providing a sustainable store of value, and humans are physically attracted to its colour and feel. Societies, and now economies, have placed value on gold, thus perpetuating its worth.
This metal is used nowadays almost on everything, from jewellery to dresses, artifacts to home decors, bags to headphones, microphones and phones, and now toilet paper roll.
When wiping with regular hundred dollar bills becomes too pedestrian, why not try gold toilet paper? You’ll surely get the Midas touch every time you wipe. But who would ever think of flushing away real gold after rubbing one’s bottom clean with it? Well, only if you have millions to flush down the drain then simply opt for the 22-karat gold toilet paper.
Toilet Paper Man, the Australian company which produces daily household items such as garbage bags and laundry detergent, developed a 3-ply roll paper made from 22-carat gold flakes through the roll after using fully golden toilets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
‘When we saw in Dubai some hotels have full gold toilet seats and handles for the toilet paper we decided it would be a good idea.’ ‘ It took four years of patience to make one roll which has gold flakes through it.’
The company also declared: ‘As you use the toilet paper 22-carat gold flakes will fall onto the floor and your behind taking you to another level of sophistication. We have only been able to produce one roll at this stage. Naturally it comes gift wrapped. This is 100 per cent usable and safe and made proudly in Australia.‘
To add this gold toilet paper to your bathroom, you’d need whopping $1.3 million. Along with the buy of the gold toilet paper comes a congratulatory bottle of champagne, according to the news site ‘International Business Times’.
The world’s expensive toilet paper might go well with the golden toilet built in 2001 by Hang Fung Gold Technology Group, which has a price tag of $2.5 million.
Perhaps unsurprisingly no one has brought the gold toilet paper as yet. However somebody needs a big PayPal account or a black AMEX card to get the gold roll.
So nowadays, there seems to be no limit to the extremes people will go to show off their wealth.