This is what a slow news day looks like.

cylon-out-of-workWhat a bunch of toaster-lovers.

The cleverest little kitchen ­gadget since – well, long before sliced bread surprisingly – celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

When Frank Shailor, a technician with General Electric, dreamed up his D12 toaster in 1909, it was 20 years before there was such a thing as a sliced loaf.

He invented it so people could still eat bread that was going stale and it was an overnight success. Bits of bread were simply wedged inside the exposed “wire fence”.

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2 Responses to This is what a slow news day looks like.

  1. Jason says:

    I wonder who the first person was to stick a fork inside a toaster.

    (My toaster’s 46 years old and counting.)

  2. smartalek says:

    Operative word = “was.”
    Evolution in action.

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