Thursday, February 27, 2014

Are You Older Than Sliced Bread?


 I thought this was really funny when I read it.
Betty White is older than sliced bread.
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Sliced bread was introduced in 1928 by inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Before this moment, bread was sold in whole loaves as bakers didn't trust sliced bread couldstay fresh. Betty White was born in 1922 and spent her early years not eating sliced bread. But White recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, which means she's been able to experience the first "greatest invention" much longer than most of us.
And quite frankly there are days when I feel older than sliced bread.

4 comments:

  1. The sliced loaf was the brainchild of former American jeweller Otto ­Rohwedder, who built a prototype ­machine to cut bread into pieces in 1912.

    Neither you nor I are that old Janet :-)

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  2. I'm not quite as old as sliced bread, but I'm imagining the conversation I'll have one day with my son (who's nearly five) when I tell him I'm older than the internet. Especially after his comment the other day when building a Lego castle that it had to have computers because 'They've been around for ages.'

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