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In a country where ghosts are traditionally believed to hide in the loo, a Japanese company is advertising a new literary experience – a horror story printed on toilet paper.

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Each roll carries several copies of a new nine-chapter novella written by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese author of the horror story `Ring,` which has been made into movies in both Japan and Hollywood.

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`Drop,` set in a public restroom, takes up about three feet (90 centimeters) of a roll and can be read in just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer, Hayashi Paper.

The company promotes the toilet paper, which will sell for 210 yen ($2.20) a roll, as “a horror experience in the toilet.”

Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.

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The age-old love triangle of Archie comics has finally been broken, after Riverdale’s ultimate playboy Archie Andrews the beloved, freckled protagonist of the Archie comic books picked the vixen Veronica over girl-next-door Betty to be his wife.

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So what if Betty was a blonde, loyal and kind- when it came to popping the question Archie chose the raven-haired, charming and rich Veronica.

After 67 years of being in a dilemma, Archie – the eternal teenager is all set to tie the knot with the vixen-a choice that left many Archie comic fans in gasps.

Archie Comic Publications announced on May 27 that the flighty redhead from Riverdale picked Veronica over Betty Cooper.

Already in mid-May, the publisher sent speculation swirling when it announced a special marital-themed storyline for release in August, but didn’t reveal the lucky lady.

The wedding will take place after the gang graduate from college, and venture out into the working world.

However, the response to the proposal has been markedly divided-Betty fans are outraged that the girl next door has been ditched yet again for the beautiful, yet spoilt, Ronnie.

While many fans are questioning whether Archie should marry at all, because it could mean a possible end to the enduring comic-book soap opera.

The cover of Archie Comics (issue 600) shows Archie proposing to Veronica.


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