46: Cheers to Paper | Attracting Cats, The Office, Toilet Paper History

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It's Classy Little Podcast's one year anniversary! And what better topic to celebrate with than the traditional 1st anniversary gift of paper?

This episode's wine: Burlass Prosecco, Italy
This episode's cheese: Havarti

Want to attract cats? Try putting a piece of paper down! Emily finds out why cats seem to be drawn to paper, and we try out this phenomenon on Little Man! Emily is slowly becoming Angela from "The Office."

Speaking of "The Office," James talks about the show we both love so much, which if you've never seen it, is about a paper company ... except for the German version, as we find out.

If you've ever wanted to destroy the world, James tells us just how much paper it would take to print the internet.

Want to attract a cat? Put down a piece of paper!

Want to attract a cat? Put down a piece of paper!

Next time you're in the bathroom, you can thank Northern toilet paper for pushing "splinter-free" paper towel. And, Emily finally puts the over/under controversy to rest about how toilet paper should be positioned. (Letters can be addressed to contact@classylittlepodcast.com.)

We also both know why paper cuts hurt so much, but Emily lets James give the answer. But, we do all know how badly they hurt!

If you think origami was just a hobby, that's just scratching the surface. Find out why the crane is one of the most popular origami shapes and how origami folding techniques have been used in technology, science and medicine.

James finishes our episode correcting an Oops! moment from our last episode, thanks to Aven who let us know via Twitter. (Ugh, I hate admitting when James is less wrong than I am.)

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Special thanks to Adam Centamore for his book, "Tasting Wine & Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing," which inspires us to try new wine and cheese pairings in every episode!

Cheers!

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