Kicker – Toilet paper arcade

NICK EICHER, HOST: You no doubt have noticed certain items are in shorter supply these days. Paper products, for example, like what you need in the restroom. 

Well, the owner of an arcade in East Yorkshire, England has found a clever way to help ease the shortage of toilet paper. 

So what you have to picture here is one of those coin-operated crane machines: you know, the big metal claw that you maneuver to pick up your desired toy and drop it in the bin. Well, what this arcade owner did was pull out all the novelties and replace them with necessities, rolls of toilet paper. Then he set the machine outside on the sidewalk.

Another arcade operator did the same. He said he evicted the character from Frozen and the Peter Rabbit teddy bears and replaced them with hand sanitizer and toilet rolls instead. 

Apparently the new crane prizes have been a huge success and given people not only a welcome and fun diversion—but also taking care of a real need.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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