Toilet paper, paper towels or cardboard are all relatively strong when dry but as soon as they are wet it is much easier to tear them. Why is this?

  • $\begingroup$ Yes it is. I performed a search for this question before asking but I've never heard of the word "frangible". $\endgroup$ – punkrockbuddyholly Sep 16 '16 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ The "frangible" post didn't even come up in the auto-generated list of possible duplicates so I agree with you it isn't as easy to find as it should be. Probably the best way to address the issue is to add/modify some keywords to the text/title of that post. $\endgroup$ – pentane Sep 16 '16 at 13:33

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