Informative and amusing — TED talk about how to save paper towels by using only one. Joe Smith enthusiastically demonstrates how this is done by first shaking hands 12 times and then using only one towel — after having folding the towel properly.

Joe says his method, if used by everyone, would save over 12 billions pounds of paper every year.

Comments on the talk:

•  Joe Smith is hilarious [exclamation point removed] I love his funny way of teaching us how to do simple things like using paper towels.

•  Clap instead of shake. Clapping is good for your health. It stimulates circulation.

•  I do it the French way — wipe hands on apron or trousers.

•  Shake your hands and walk out — it’s only water, why do they need to be perfectly dry?