It's a debate that's lasted decades: over or under, when it comes to our toilet paper. Each side of the argument feels passionately about their stance, yet neither knows for sure which way is actually correct! But that stops today, because we've dug up the original design for our handy dandy toilet paper and it'll settle the debate once and for all. Prepare to have your mind blown!
In the very first patent for the toilet paper roll, created in 1891 by a New York City businessman and entrepreneur named Seth Wheeler, he illustrated that it should be placed in the "over" position - not one sketch has the roll facing "under."
Mr. Wheeler made it clear in his designs that the toilet paper was meant to go "over," not "under." This technique not only looks great, but many argue that it's also more sanitary - since you don't have to paw at the entire roll when trying to get a handful!