I’m half-way through the Janus project and it’s definitely getting harder finding new, unique headlines. 180 or so still to go so the next 6 months will be an interesting challenge. Of course you can always look back into history (hence Janus) so here I’m celebrating the 85th anniversary of sliced bread which incredibly had immense social significance. Enjoy!
Best thing since sliced bread,
The man called Otto and known as Fred,
|8th July 2013 – headline from the Daily Mail
Notes: “The greatest thing since. . . A look at the history of sliced bread and its jeweler inventor as it celebrates 85th anniversary.” Less than 100 years ago, loaves were sold whole, and bread had to be sliced by hand, since pre-slicing it was known to make it go stale more quickly. Then on July 7, 1928, exactly 85 years ago yesterday, Des Moines, Iowa native Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented a mechanical bread slicer that changed the art of sandwich-making forever. The very first loaf of pre-sliced bread, called Sliced Kleen Maid Bread, hit shelves on July 7, 1928, causing sales to skyrocket almost overnight.
- Almanac: Sliced bread (cbsnews.com)