There are many topics that raise the ire of a lot of people. From politics, to religion, and toilet paper. Yes, toilet paper. It's a debate that's raged on since the invention of rolled toilet paper - over or under? Well now, it would seem that we have the definitive answer.

A technology writer has uncovered the original patent filing for rolled toilet paper. And in the patent filing, there's an illustration of how the roll would hang off of a holder.

So, without further ado -

 


 

So there you have it, according to the original 1891 patent, the inventor, Seth Wheeler, intended for the roll to go over, not under.

Debate, settled!