This Thursday, the NT News, a local newspaper in Australia's Northern Territory, printed an extra eight blank pages for readers to use in a pinch, as a way to mock the pointless toilet paper hoarding caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
"Run out of loo paper? The NT News cares," the front page of the special edition newspaper read. "That's why we've printed an eight-page special liftout inside, complete with handy cut lines, for you to use in an emergency. Get your limited edition one-ply toilet newspaper sheets."
The fun gag was inspired by la recent toilet paper buying spree throughout Australian supermarkets, as shoppers concerned about the possibility of a coronavirus-driven shortage simply ravaged toilet paper shelves. The generalized rush to buy toilet paper has led supermarket chains like Woolworths to implement a four-unit limit for toilet paper on individual purchases.
The weirdest thing of all is that the Retailers Association and other organizations have come out and said that there is no risk of Australia running out of toilet paper even in the case of a coronavirus epidemic. Well, just in case that ever happens, you now have extra paper from NT News.
Just so you know, plumbers warn against throwing regular paper like newspapers in the toilet, because it can clog up plumbing, leading to expensive repairs. So only use the blank NT News pages when you have no other alternative.