One of our stops on my King-of-the-road uncle trip was completely his idea. He wanted to visit some old friends who lived in Chillicothe MO. We spent one night there.
As we drove through the small town I spotted this great mural and quickly decided to loop around the block and snap a picture. As I have mentioned before I’m a big fan of public art.
I guess we were traveling on hallowed ground for all the sandwich lovers of the world. Chillicothe MO. is the home of sliced bread. Almost had me running to grocery to get some peanut butter and jelly.
Last week I remembered to check out this Chillicothe claim to fame. According to this wikipedia page it was a Chillicothe bakery that first started selling sliced bread in 1928.
|sandwich from Nutropolitan blog|
This thin sliced story had my mind wandering around the many inventions we use in our daily lives. One great one fell right there in front of me as I opened a bottle of beer. The bottle cap bouncing and spinning away on the floor is both simple and efficient in preserving freshness.
So is sliced bread the greatest thing since the bottle cap or is it the opposite? In other words was the bottle cap the greatest thing since sliced bread?
Go ahead make a guess.
The answer is below. You can read it by highlighting the text under the golden bars.
The bottle cap was patented in 1892, many years before the the Chillicothe Baking Company.
What do you consider the greatest thing since sliced bread?
Velcro is in my top ten. The expandable waist band is on the list too. Do you have an answer stuck in your brain yet?