Charmin claims that its "super mega rolls" are equivalent to "6 rolls in 1."

They also state that the four-roll package it contains "426 2-ply sheets per roll," that the dimensions of a sheet are 3.72" long x 4.27" wide, and contains a total of 187 square feet. Since 426 x 3.72 x 4.27 / 144 = 47, I deduce that the 187 square feet is the grand total of all four rolls in the package.

To me, a "regular roll" of 2-ply toilet paper is 500 two-ply sheets. By that standard, a "super mega roll" is actually less than

**one**regular rolls.

Of course, they say the comparison is to a

*Charmin*regular roll. This would imply that a Charmin regular roll has 426/6 = 71 sheets, or 3.72" x 71 / 12 = 22 linear feet of paper. Since a super mega rolls measures about 5.375" in diameter, on a core of 1.625" in diameter, by using a little high-school algebra I find...

...that a "regular roll" of Charmin would be 3.16" in diameter and would have a total thickness of only 0.76" of paper around the core. Toilet paper rolls used to be smaller in diameter than they are now, but I can't remember

*ever*seeing one that small, can you?

The so-called "regular rolls" shown in their picture have much more paper than that. If we assume the core is 1.625" in diameter, measuring the picture and calculating proportions, they have 1.083" of paper wound around the core, which works out to 142 sheets, meaning that the "super mega roll" would be only 3 times the size of a "regular roll," not six.

Of course, I can't find any evidence that Charmin actually sells anything called a "regular roll," can you?

Is that the trick?

Is it not actually sold? Is there one sole solitary single "regular roll" kept at Procter & Gamble... in a sealed cube filled with dry nitrogen under controlled temperature... with no function except to be a standard of measuring 1/6th the size of a "super mega rolls?"