Betty White Is Older Than Sliced Bread, But Definitely Cooler

The beloved comedian is a ball of fire and wits, but did you know that she's older than most common household items and inventions?

Posted on: April 06, 2017

Betty White Is Older Than Sliced Bread, But Definitely Cooler

Given that comedic actress, Betty White just turned 95, it’s hard to imagine anything older than her still being around. So here are 10 mind-blowing inventions that aren’t nearly as old as Betty, and they probably don’t have the same spunk or energy as she has either, but they’re cool anyways.

BETTY WHITE IS OLDER THAN MCDS

Betty White Is Older Than McDs Writing Bug

Imagine having to wait until you’re 18 before you could enjoy McDs? Well, it happened to Betty. What’s worse is that she had to wait until she was in her 40s to enjoy the invention of the Big Mac.

BETTY IS OLDER THAN TAPE

Betty Is Older Than Tape Huffpost

Betty was born on January 17, 1922, which is eight years before Scotch tape was even invented. So if you ever get to meet her, ask her what people used in place of tape back in those days.

SHE’S OLDER THAN PENICILLIN

She's Older Than Penicillin Zoo

Betty was six years old when Penicillin was first discovered in 1928. But it wasn’t until 1942 that anyone even figured out that it could be used to treat infections.

BETTY’S OLDER THAN A CHOPPER

Betty's Older Than A Chopper Pinterest

She was only 2 years old when the first helicopter successfully flew 393 yards back in 1924, setting a world record and a model that led to the modern helicopters we use today.

SHE’S OLDER THAN THE SLINKY

She's Older Than The Slinky Pinterest

By the time the oh-so popular Slinky was invented and placed on shelves, a then 23-year-old Betty White was probably too old to play with this nifty little spring toy. But ironically, she still has a lot of spring in her life.

SHE’S OLDER THAN BUBBLE GUM

She's Older Than Bubble Gum Mental Floss

Okay, so chewing gum was invented before Betty’s time, but she was only six years old when actual bubble gum was invented. Talk about perfect timing. Is there a better age to enjoy bubble gum than 6?

BETTY’S OLDER THAN SLICED BREAD

Betty's Older Than Sliced Bread Huffpost

The concept of sliced bread didn’t come out until 1928, when Betty was 6 years old. Fortunately, by that age, she was able to appreciate what seemed like a modern marvel at the time.

SHE’S OLDER THAN RITZ

She's Older Than Ritz Huffpost

No, we’re not talking about the Ritz Hotel. We’re talking about those salty buttery tasting Ritz Crackers, which Betty couldn’t enjoy until she was 12 years old.

SHE’S OLDER THAN BALLPOINT PENS

She's Older Than Ballpoint Pens Byfezybigit

The finally perfected ballpoint pen was created when Betty was 16. But it wasn’t until she was 21 before they were released to the public for sale.

BETTY IS OLDER THAN COLOR TV

Betty Is Older Than Color TV Daily Mail

Watching TV in black and white seems like kind of a downer, but Betty had to deal with that for the first 31 years of her life before the first color TV came out.