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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 12:43 PM

If it's the greatest invention......

Everybody finishes the sentence "greatest invention since..." with the same words; "sliced bread".

One of my favorite little trivia topics (I'm involved in a lot of trivia competitions and the like so it's not as weird a topic as you might think) is to ask people who invented it. I have never received a correct answer yet. Strange that every person in the English speaking world is familiar with the phrase, but more people know who invented the hovercraft than sliced bread

Obviously people have been slicing bread for centuries, but automatically sliced by the bakery loaves are surprisingly recent for such a fairly simple concept. After all putting high gage wires on a frame is not a complex issue, although admittedly the original slicer also wrapped the bread. It was only in 1928 that the inventor managed to convince a bakery it would be a good business idea, and 2 years later that it became a major success with the much-maligned Wonder Bread.


The name by the way is Otto Rohwedder.

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Jaime Espinoza Jul 2014 OP
imp Jul 2014 #1
akaConcernedCanuk Jul 2014 #2
imp Jul 2014 #3
kc_tim Jul 2014 #4

Response to Jaime Espinoza (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 01:18 PM

1. Because bread stales faster after it has been sliced.

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Response to imp (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 01:37 PM

2. - Well, that becomes moot in a large family.

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With six kids in my parent's family -

Bread didn't have TIME to go stale.



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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 01:51 PM

3. Small household, I keep mine frozen.

Nice stove.

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Response to Jaime Espinoza (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 03:15 PM

4. Chillicothe, MO

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