What was the best thing before sliced bread?

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  1. Goody5 profile image60
    Goody5posted 10 years ago

    What was the best thing before sliced bread?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    Unsliced bread.......................................................... smile

  3. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 10 years ago

    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.

  4. John Sarkis profile image79
    John Sarkisposted 10 years ago

    Lobster - before/after - nothing will ever taste as good as lobster does!

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 10 years ago

    The wheel. Or chocolate. Or bacon. I like bacon.

  6. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    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.    smile

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image86
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Where did you find those - I want some!

  7. T.T. profile image62
    T.T.posted 10 years ago

    Corn bread, because you don't have to slice it at all smile

  8. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 10 years ago

    Bacon is a close second but I'm gonna hafta go with air conditioning.

  9. Sharyn's Slant profile image90
    Sharyn's Slantposted 10 years ago

    The next best thing is definitely toilet paper!

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image92
      Georgie Loweryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! You win! big_smile

    2. SmartAndFun profile image94
      SmartAndFunposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, we got the winner right here. LOL

  10. Tammy L profile image70
    Tammy Lposted 10 years ago

    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.

  11. Foodstuff profile image93
    Foodstuffposted 10 years ago

    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. smile

  12. NicoleMessenger profile image61
    NicoleMessengerposted 10 years ago

    hummmm.. I would think it must be sliced cheese???  smile

  13. Express10 profile image84
    Express10posted 10 years ago

    There are a lot of good answers but I say it would be the wheel smile

  14. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image92
      Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Fresh bread is great, but you have to admit, sliced bread is very convenient.

    2. Foodstuff profile image93
      Foodstuffposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sherry Hewins, What's wrong with a knife? smile

  15. Sherry Hewins profile image92
    Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years ago

    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.

  16. Ericdierker profile image48
    Ericdierkerposted 10 years ago

    Hands down, Momma's preserves that went on the bread.

  17. Brandon E Newman profile image63
    Brandon E Newmanposted 10 years ago

    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)

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    lesliebyarsposted 10 years ago

    I would havevto say the air conditioner but that is a great question t ponder.

  19. flacoinohio profile image78
    flacoinohioposted 10 years ago

    Fire!  We need to bake or cook the bread don't we?

  20. Eric Calderwood profile image82
    Eric Calderwoodposted 10 years ago

    The breadbox. Or maybe not.
    The sandbox? Indoor plumbing? The coil spring mattress?

  21. bac2basics profile image85
    bac2basicsposted 10 years ago

    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?

  22. Handicapped Chef profile image70
    Handicapped Chefposted 10 years ago

    soap water and the toilet. thats what I think..

  23. thecatgallery profile image60
    thecatgalleryposted 10 years ago

    Unsliced European bread..............................!

  24. Laramy74 profile image61
    Laramy74posted 10 years ago

    the best thing was having all kids in the house go to school and having peace and quiet throughout America


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