Jan 18, 2008

Today in History


In 1943, a wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. — aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect.

See? You learned something today!


10 comments:

  1. Now I'm just craving carbs. Thanks SD.

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  2. Now that's what they mean by a real "war effort," as opposed to being told to go out and shop.

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  3. WOW... just HOW MANY blade slicers were needed to fund the war effort? I mean, they're basically what, guitar strings?? How much ya' wanna bet that Unca Sam made slicing bread illegal but somewhere else vast amounts of metal were tossed onto the ragheap? I think people in power merely enjoy making the Common Man suffer...

    but you're right-- I learned something!!

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  4. So, I guess the lift on that ban was quite literally the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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  5. Man, wartime must be hard, because they had to consreve vowels and spell it - DOUBL.

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  6. I love sliced bread. Does your site offer any peanut butter and jelly to go with it?

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  7. They also banned Double breasted suits, vest pockets, suit pockets, and nylons. It was also almost impossible to get Hershey bars, chocolate ice cream, a wrigleys gum. All in the name of the war effort.

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  8. Slicing my own bread? Might as well just slice my wrists.

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  9. they should ban American Idol during this war effort

    the war would have been long over if americans had to sacrifice....

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  10. So when sliced bread came out, what was it the best thing since?

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