Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up This new company puts the standard hand wipe to shame.
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It all started because he was really sweaty. Dr. Jim Bahcall, an avid cyclist, spent his mornings biking before work, usually stopping at a local Starbucks in his hometown of Chicago to cool off. Then he would clean himself up using hand wipes.
One particularly hot and humid morning, Bahcall's method just wasn't cutting it. "Although [the wet wipe] is high in alcohol so it dries quickly, it just wasn't drying, and I felt so wet all over," he says. "I had to go into the bathroom and use a paper towel to dry myself off--that's when the 'aha' moment came. I said to myself, 'They should come out with a dry towelette along with this.'"
So about a year and a half ago, Bahcall--a dentist with a business background (he's launched three companies)--began research to develop a combination wet and dry towelette pack designed as a body wipe for people on the go. He aptly named his new product Paper Shower.