Paper towels are just over 100 years old. They were first created in 1907, by Scott Paper Company of Philadelphia, and were meant to limit the spread of germs in bathrooms. Prior to the creation of paper towels, people used cloth towels in public restrooms. Scott Paper Company, now owned by paper products giant Kimberly Clark, still makes paper towel, toilet paper, and tissue to this day.
Paper towels are more popular in the United States than ever. Research says that paper towel use is on the rise in North America, increasing over two percent each year throughout the 2000s. I know I use them everyday, but I never thought of using paper towels like they do in this video.