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Marmalade My Fine Sir?

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#28152
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (1.39)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:bigSWAFF_69_Aus******
Corrected By:twixy

 

 

 



Swaff and his older brother Abjar were once again talking to each other. This time, it was about their toast topping preferences. Abjar decided to play a little joke on Swaff.

He told him this story:

"When I was a young lad, back in the good ole year of 1902, my best friend, Geoff, and I would get into many crazy competitions. This one time, we decided to see who could get the bread to pop out of the toaster the farthest. I won with an amazing 19 inches."

Swaff was amazed. He never knew his brother was that cool.

Later on in life, Abjar revealed that this was a lie. How could Swaff have caught the lie?


Answer

Since Charles Strite invented the modern pop-up toaster in 1919, there was no way that Abjar and Geoff could have had a competition 17 years prior to its invention. Back then, the toasters were completely manual. You had to take the bread out, and flip it around to toast both sides. If Swaff would have caught this simple fact, he would have not had to go through such embarrassment.
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Comments

wolfmanh**
Jan 18, 2006

Great one, but kind of hard for me at least Keep these coming
tarheel*us*
Jan 18, 2006

You got me on that one - keep 'em coming!
SunroseAus*
Jan 18, 2006

Very nice teaser. Enjoyable and informative as well. I thought it was fun.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 18, 2006

that was great, and very imformative, liked it!!
thanks
choptlivvaAus*
Jan 18, 2006

Fun stuff Swaff! The answer was pretty easy to guess.... but the learning the details is always fun!!.
puttaholic*au*
Jan 18, 2006

that one was hard for me I never thaught id ever know that much about the common toaster
teahoney*us*
Jan 18, 2006

I figured it out but that was a good one.
WJSMama**
Jan 19, 2006

Me too Chop. I guessed that the pop toaster hadn't yet been invented, but I didn't know when it was.
froggyggAus*
Jan 19, 2006

Great teaser LB swaff!
zigthepigAen*
Jan 19, 2006

Cool Swaff! I got it right. *feels all smart* Keep them coming! They're so cool! ~*more smileys*~
jessjspieks*us*
Jan 20, 2006

thx for history lesson
Chakoteya*en*
Jan 21, 2006

Yet another bread/toast teaser!
OldChinaHand**
Jan 27, 2006

Cool one, so to speak, but can tell why buttered toast usually falls butter side down.
mr_brainiac*
Jan 29, 2006

I suspected something like that.
decrapitation*
Feb 10, 2006

lol I knew it, I feel special, I normally dont get any, but I got this one, keep the good on's coming lol
vlermaAus*
Feb 19, 2006

This one was too easy for me, and it just made me feel old. I can remember the litttlle doors you had to open and flip the toast around. Did make you think tho cause it was all enclusive in the story. I do enjoy the narrative teasers. But I always say you're only as old as you allow yourself to be and smiling keeps you young so thanks for the quick trip to the spa. Keep 'em comin'
lolita*
Feb 19, 2006

Jesus that was incredibly easy.
bobbet**
Feb 19, 2006

If he and his bro were 10 or 11 in 02 they would have been114 or 115 years old wow an easy one thanks ,
shawneeo*us*
Feb 19, 2006

That was a fun one! I guessed it but didn't think it was toooooooo easy, just right. If he had said, back at the turn of the last century or something like that maybe it'd been even harder, but that wouldn't have been clear enuf. Thanks!
coachpisco*
Feb 19, 2006

I actually got this one.
bewaretheboot
Feb 19, 2006

Alternate answer
assume countertop 36 inches high
single slice toater 4inch thick
chair seat 17inches high

knock toaster off counter onto chair
toast pops ((((((((( OUT )))))))

not up
churchlady*
Feb 19, 2006


God one - thanks
Jerzeegal*
Feb 19, 2006

cute, but way too easy if I got it right away!
salepriceAca*
Feb 19, 2006

way too easy!!
We had a toaster back then but you had to open the flip down sides and pop the braed in and close it back up...... shows my age eh LOL.
lazy-boyAus*
Feb 19, 2006

yes this was easy but a lot of fun just the same good job
realm2346*
Feb 19, 2006

Wow, I never knew that. cool...
bradon182001*us*
Feb 19, 2006

Finally I got one right. Must be it was too eacy.
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 19, 2006

i knew the answer right away but i thought the toaster was invented just a little bit later . i swear they went over this on jeopardy just the other day !
mrticklesAus*
Feb 19, 2006

Too easy for adults, appropriate difficulty for kids.
TherulerofthemAca*
Feb 19, 2006

Couldn't they have the competition by manually pull the popper thing really fast?
peccarypie
Feb 19, 2006

I'm afraid that one was too easy.
christine77**
Feb 19, 2006

nice teaser, i guessed it...
iteachkidsAus*
Feb 19, 2006

Uh HUH! I got it, I GOT IT!!!
I suppose it helped that a relative of ours formed the first company to manufacture Strite's toaster. The first Toastmaster wasn't actually sold until years later - in the 1920's - and we actually have one of them!
Celanba*
Feb 19, 2006

Easy.
azbee123*us*
Feb 19, 2006

You got me on this one! Very cute!!!!
spongebob0062
Feb 19, 2006

that waz toetally awesome!!!!!
how'd u come up with that!?!?!?!?!?
c_rae*us*
Feb 19, 2006

Easy but informative! Thanks for my Sunday afternoon enjoyment!
jabdrAus*
Feb 19, 2006

Great teaser. I loved it.
maka10*
Feb 19, 2006

Great teaser and great historical info! Keep up the good work!
blackmarket69**
Feb 19, 2006

how the heck am i supposed 2 kno when the pop-up toaster was invented?!?
rot10qt4life
Feb 19, 2006

Ok so i knew that it had something to do with the year but i didn't think hard enough to realise it wasn't invented until then
Nice Job
bluehawk*us*
Feb 20, 2006

Cute trivia. Why is abjar(?) not called "bigger Swaff"?
Just kidding. I enjoyed this very much swaff. Cute job.
mwhidden
Feb 20, 2006

Obviously a lie -- *toast* pops out of a toaster, not bread.
(user deleted)
Feb 26, 2006

haha i guessed it correctly, even though i didnt know toasters werent aroound in 1902
riddlelover**
Mar 05, 2006

Haha! I now consider myself in "the know"! I have learned something today, and I'm sure it will be invaluable *note sarcasm* in my life from now on! Jk, very good. Theme makes it interesting!
thompson1Aus*
Mar 13, 2006

i agree with mwhidden because u and i both know the toast pops out of a toaster!



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