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Fri May 25, 2012, 06:37 PM

How To Use One Paper Towel #TED #Ecology #Portland

You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk at TEDxConcordiaUPortland, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique.


Shake! Fold!

Joe Smith served as a District Attorney in Umatilla County and nearly won a race for Oregon Attorney General without taking a single contribution over $99.99. He is a former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party and is active with several local nonprofits.

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Reply How To Use One Paper Towel #TED #Ecology #Portland (Original post)
pokerfan May 2012 OP
RufusTFirefly May 2012 #1
rug May 2012 #2
RufusTFirefly May 2012 #3
Merlot May 2012 #7
tclambert May 2012 #4
Gore1FL May 2012 #5
mia May 2012 #6

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 07:27 PM

1. Cute. Although that guy used more paper towels in four minutes than I use in four months

Paper towels and paper napkins are just bad habits, a bit like salting your food before you even taste it.
Once you break the habit, you really don't miss 'em.

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:21 PM

2. I'd shake your hand but, well, you know.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:37 PM

3. LOL! Good one! n/t

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #1)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:33 PM

7. Agreed that you really don't miss them - I haven't bought them in years, until recently...

They were having a demo at the store for Bamboo paper towels. You use them and through them in the washer instead of throwing them away. I tried one and it does work really well, and they dry out quickly. Haven't tried washing it in the laundry yet.

With these, one roll of paper towels could last a year or so.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 07:22 AM

4. "And next year . . . toilet paper."

I cringe at how "Shake! Fold!" applies to that.

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Sat May 26, 2012, 12:17 PM

5. I saw this earlier and have put it into practice.

It's amazing how well folding the thing in half does for absorption.

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Sat May 26, 2012, 02:24 PM

6. Love it!

Thank you for posting this.

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