When sliced bread was first sold in 1928, it was advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". So the best thing before sliced bread would have been wrapped bread.
Lobster - before/after - nothing will ever taste as good as lobster does!
I don't know, but I just discovered frozen, microwave, grilled-cheese sandwiches (lol) - which just may be the latest, best, thing since sliced bread or microwave ovens, for that matter.
Bacon is a close second but I'm gonna hafta go with air conditioning.
Let's see. The best thing before sliced bread would definitely have to be the bread slicer. Of course, maxi pads and Midol have to rank in the top five.
Real bread!!! Sliced bread in this expression is synonymous with industrial "bread" - which is an apology for this staff of life. Thank goodness for the growing movement back to real artisanal bread.
There are a lot of good answers but I say it would be the wheel
Great answers, but I would ask what is so great about sliced bread? I agree with the ones who indicated that wrapped or unsliced or REAL bread was better! :-) I love the answers on here. Very funny.
I'm kind of thinking of inventions that were made shortly before sliced bread. Steam engines made the industrial revolution possible and gave us the railroad, so that was a relatively recent invention that really changed things. Cars and refrigerators had already been invented, but became popular about the same time sliced bread was invented.
Beauty, love, music, unsliced bread, beer, wine, blue jeans, the thrill of the hunt, the bliss of ignorance, the taste of a first kiss, hummus, maple syrup, bacon,and hydrogen-filled zeppelins. Nothing else is better than sliced bread.(IMHO)
I would havevto say the air conditioner but that is a great question t ponder.
The breadbox. Or maybe not.
The sandbox? Indoor plumbing? The coil spring mattress?
On a serious note possibly penicillin and vaccines to eradicate many of the serious illnesses like mumps and measels that were in the not too distant past killers of children and adults alike, Marie stopes, the ability to make fire, and lots of other stuff.
On a silly note -unsliced fresh out of the oven bread, OMG - chocolate, soft toilet paper, believe it or not I remember the days when we had cut up newspaper on a string in the downstairs loo and Black prince toilet rolls in the bathroom, it was like greasproof paper and had to be crunched up to be anywhere near effective, I kid you not. Wellington boots and cling film, how did we ever manage without cling film?
the best thing was having all kids in the house go to school and having peace and quiet throughout America
by AdiLad 11 years ago
What was the best thing before sliced bread?
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