Sliced bread, the greatest thing since unsliced bread, turned 80 last weekend. The News of Australia brings you all you need to know about the kitchen convenience and far, far more.

On July 6, 1928, in the small US town of Chillicothe, Missouri, the local newspaper broke the story on the front—and carried the advertisement on the back—of its eight page edition.

From the following morning the Chillicothe Baking Company would be selling pre-sliced bread at quality grocers in the area, thanks to a powerful multi-bladed machine called the Rohwedder Bread Slicer.

And toast has never been the same since.

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