Wallpaper dates back to 1834 when it was the custom to wallpaper your livingroom daily with the Telegraph newspaper. People who had old news on their walls were considered to be lesser people and not worthy of a return visit.
Today the Sun newspaper is an exceptable form of wallpaper unless the sports section is displayed. If you are stupid enough to display the sports section, then your neighbour has every right to burn your house down while you sleep.
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