That Time Johnny Carson Accidentally Caused a Near Month Long Toilet Paper Shortage in the US – YouTube


The reason Carson’s words resonated with the public is because of the “oil crisis” of the early 70’s. The country was in turmoil as drivers waited in long lines for hours for a few gallons of gas. This is what happens when people are stressed and a shortage psychology sets in. It may seem funny now, but people were actually getting in gun fights for a place in line at the time.

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