One clump or two: why can I by no means pull only one wet-wipe from its packet?

Why do moist wipes come out one after the other if you first open the package deal, then in clumps of 10 or extra in direction of the top? It’s nearly just like the producers need you to complete the pack so you should purchase one other!
DB, Cooks Hill, NSW

Credit score:Simon Letch

A: Hundreds, maybe tens of millions of wet-wiping fans are most likely studying your query proper now and sitting all excited of their seats, then slide again down as a result of their backsides are too lubricated from extreme wet-wiping. As a result of it’s true: you’re proper. When a pack of moist wipes runs out, the undesirable wipes come out in large clumps – after which it’s important to put them again within the pack, which may really feel a bit indecent, particularly if it’s a type of dispensers with a sphincter-puckered mouthpiece .


I’m certain the scientifically inclined members of the moist wipe group would attribute this phenomenon to fundamental physics: that tightly packed moist wipes (Ww) have extra frictional forces (Ff) holding them in place, however, because the pack deflates , the friction decreases (Fd) and the wipes come out in massive, messy, frictionless wads of 10 or extra (Gs Fw [Ww≥10]).

Whereas conspiracy-minded members of the wet-sweeping group might imagine one thing sinister is happening. That the producers designed the packaging to waste extra of the product so that you’re pressured to purchase new packaging – a devious cabalist plot orchestrated by Hillary Clinton and Girl Gaga, utilizing Jewish house lasers. Personally, I believe it’s most likely a mixture of each frequent sense and deep Gagas. Anyway, I actually don’t perceive why individuals nonetheless use moist wipes: they’re unhealthy for the setting, they clog our sewers they usually at all times really feel like a bit of bathroom paper that somebody has already used.

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