March 11, 105 AD

On This Date in! in 105 AD, Ts’ai Lun invented paper and made it from bamboo, mulberry and other fibers along with fish nets and rags. He was an official of the Chinese Imperial Court of the Han Dynasty and became very wealthy after he presented samples of his paper to the Emperor Han Ho Ti. Those of us who appreciate toilet paper should take a little time today and be grateful of Ts’ai Lun’s invention.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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