Andrew McFarland Campbell  


If something is very good, say a device for removing cat fur from the lint filter on the tumble dryer, or a gadget that makes a buzzing sound when you accidently put something non-recyclable into the recycling bin, people often say something like “That Defurrer™ is the best thing since sliced bread.” It is a little known linguistic fact that before the invention of sliced bread, people used to compare new inventions to chipmunks, as in “My new Recycalert® is the best thing since chipmunks!”

This all changed in 1842 when Arthur Slice… Read the rest of the story.