Without giving it a whole lot of thought, you’d assume that paper towel is paper towel. They are made of a similar fibre, can be used a general purpose cloth, generally good for cleaning up a spill and so on.
Well they aren’t created equally at all, in fact not even close. Case in point, the difference between a good quality tissue for blowing your nose versus using a couple sheets of good quality toilet paper are worlds apart.
Toilet paper just isn’t designed to deal with the high velocity air coming out of your nose and it inevitably rips. Compare that against a legitimate tissue and it will stand up to that pretty much every time.
That got me thinking, what does a toilet paper do that a facial tissue can’t?