The escalating coronavirus crisis has dominated world news for more than two months. As the world closes, entire industries come to a standstill and we practice “social distancing” (avoiding others) and self-isolation to stop the virus from spreading. Families are separated, while politicians rediscover and close the benefits of borders, and supermarket shelves are exposed. The global economic and personal impact of the virus will be felt for some time to come.
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However, in addition to the serious consequences, society has shown that we still have the ability to laugh in the face.
An unexpected side effect of Wuhan flu was a worldwide lack of one the daily necessities of life. Toilet paper has become the new "buttcoin" as shoppers around the world stand in front of empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle.
In an inexplicable phenomenon of panic buying, which was not observed since tulip bulbs were all the rage, the buyers did not store groceries, but truckloads of toilet paper to prepare for a ban. What someone will do with the two-year supply of toilet paper is beyond reason.
Since the stocks of paper products are exposed, the buyers stand for two hours for only one roll, which is reminiscent of scenes from the rationing of the Second World War. Unrest over toilet paper and additional security associated with this coveted commodity are commonplace, and social media memes are getting funnier every day.
While buyers around the world are grappling with the unique crisis, some funny news is appearing with humorous reactions to the great toilet paper crisis.
0 Sinking Supplies
Most of us know this feeling of doom when we get to the supermarket too late to get our emergency supplies. Many of us even set the alarm to join the early morning queue just to dash our hopes with empty shelves.
Two Los Angeles musicians recently brought a note of light-hearted humor into the situation. Confused buyers watched as the two professional violinists put on life vests and headed for the searched toilet paper passage. Without missing a beat, the straightforward musicians began to play the 9th century hymn “Closer My God to You” in front of the empty toilet paper shelves.
The parody of the bandmaster's performance in James Cameron's 1997 film "Titanic" went viral as essential supplies continued to decline as quickly as the Titanic. 
9 Toilet paper emergency
Approaching the last sheet of toilet paper can be a serious domestic emergency. However, it seems that some people need to be reminded that this was not necessarily a life-threatening situation. The US police in Newport, Oregon actually had to issue a public message asking people not to dial 911 because they ran out of toilet paper.
Officials assured the public that they would survive without police support and suggested old-fashioned ways to deal with the crisis, such as newspaper or cloth towels.
In Australia, however, the police actually had to resort to distributing toilet paper and paper towels in local supermarkets to alleviate the emerging "roll-rage" situation. 
8 Expensive Role
Profiteers are inevitable with every shortage, so it is not surprising that Hoarder is now addressing desperate online shoppers to benefit from their precious loot.
However, some have turned to E-Bay to add a humorous note to Crisis, listing toilet paper for sale as a joke.
In Australia, an NSW man listed a two-layer generic brand for AUD 1000 as a send-up of the crisis. Since he wasn't actually going to make a sale, he listed the role at the ridiculous price and thought he wouldn't even get a bid. However, he was obviously taken seriously and was amazed when a buyer actually accepted the "buy it now" price and told news reporters that he "didn't even think anyone would offer AUD 10 for it".
In Queensland a similar joke saw a pack of 24 Kleenex (MSRP 15 AUD) sold for AUD 500. So far, none of the buyers has received full payment for their toilet humor. 
7 Price List
A British arcade owner came up with the idea of highlighting the stupidity of people looking for toilet paper in a supermarket aisle. The frantic fight for a toilet roll reminded him of arcade games, where players were looking for the chance to win a toy in the machine.
The East Yorkshire businessman emptied the usual stuffed animals from these vending machines, where 30-P players could fight for the price of a fluffy bear.
Instead, he filled them with toilet paper rolls, and visitors to the sea flocked to spend a cent while securing a somewhat unusual, but now popular, price.
Other similar vending machines have joined the joke, with some additional hand sanitizers, another coveted basic personal hygiene product that is also scarce in the prize pool. 
6 Anesthetized without paper
The lack of toilet paper has become an emotional issue world, with reports of "trolley anger" about the precious commodity in common. Moods often flare up when selfish buyers seem to be preparing for a rush of food rather than the flu.
However, an Australian man was literally amazed at his inability to buy toilet paper.
In the Australian town of Tamworth, the police resorted to groping for a man who became violent during a runaway bog role.
In a large chain store, there was a lack of supplies that attacked customers, employees, and police officers during the debacle. The stunned buyer was removed from the store with 4 layers for his efforts without a single roll. 
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5 Valuable as Gold
A Los Angeles jeweler believed that a Roll of toilet paper had become more valuable than gold, and used the shortage as a clever marketing trick.
Perhaps he hoped that his excess supply of rings would clear up as quickly as a toilet paper shipment. A Nevada jeweler offered a single roll of quality toilet paper for USD 3,999. While this seems a bit exorbitant even with the current shortage, the deal includes a free diamond ring with a carat. 
4 Forgotten Loot
Hidden treasures are often found when the houses of older relatives are cleared. Valuable works of art, valuable antiques, hidden jewelry or cash reserves are often uncovered. But who would think that a five-year supply of toilet paper would ever be an exciting find?
In Sydney, Australia, a man searched the contents of his late father's storage room when he discovered a few months ago what would have been a rather boring find. Around 270 rolls of toilet paper from the 1980s piled up in the corner, which his father must have bought and forgotten in large quantities forty years ago.
He was swamped with replies to a Facebook post that offered the hidden to the desperate or needy. 
3 Should have bought two layers
We have all seen the scenes of greedy buyers filling cars with toilet paper, paper towels and handkerchiefs. "Where in the world are you going to keep everything?" is a frequently asked question.
A British driver did not take this into account when he stacked his van with the coveted paper products. When the police drove the driver past Blackwell, they found that his selfish prey had brought his vehicle beyond the legal tare limits. His savings went to the toilet when he was beaten with a £ 300 fine. If he had held two positions, he might have been underweight. 
2 Bouquet of Flowers
Do you remember floral toilet paper? Some of the premium brands had floral-printed buns with a selection of bouquet scents to enhance your bathroom experience.
If you miss these floral bathroom honors for just $ 75, you'll get a blooming bouquet of flowers from toilet paper from an Arkansas florist.
Just ordinary two-ply, nothing special, but these days most of us will grab what we can get. The extraordinary "floral" tribute was created from his personal "pre-corona" stock and contains the usual ribbons and green that highlight the heart of the bouquet, several rolls of toilet paper. If you are really desperate, you may even be able to use the green. 
1 Old-fashioned “Dunny Squares”
We Australians are known for our cheeky answers to every crisis, with lots of social media memes that show us the benefits of Remember newspaper. Or "Dunny Squares", as they were called in the days of our grandparents.
A newspaper in the Northern Territory offered its readers a witty solution to the toilet paper crisis, while maintaining the relevance of print media in the modern world.
The “NT News” have revived the old tradition of the cut newspaper, which hangs on a cord on the door of the outside toilet, and printed 8 blank pages that the readers can use as an emergency supply. The pages even included practical cut lines so readers could maximize the capacity of their emergency roll supply. Unfortunately, the free gift did not come with instructions for disposal. 
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