6 Things That Are (Pretty Much) The Same Age As Betty White

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One of the most beloved ladies of movies and TV has turned 95 (born in 1922), and scenestr thought it might be fun to have a look back at some of the things that came about during the '20s.

We've put together a small timeline which will give you an idea of how long some of these things have been around. It also might surprise you to see how recent (in the scheme of things) some of this stuff was thought of.

The Eskimo Pie - 1920

The Eskimo Pie, a delicious vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafer, was invented in Iowa in 1920. It was originally called the I-Scream Bar.


Adhesive Bandages - 1921

Popularly known around the world by the brand name Band-Aid, it took until 1921 for this medical wonder to be invented by Earle Dickson.

Water skiing - 1922

That's right - the sport of water skiing wasn't thought of until 1922. It was thought of by Ralph Samuelson who used two boards as skis and a clothesline as a tow rope. Clever.

Cotton swabs - 1923

Wait… You couldn't clean your ears before 1923? Well, we're sure people did it somehow, but the invention of the cotton swab (or Q-tip) was truly revolutionary. They were originally called Baby Gays (what) and began as wads of cotton on the ends of a toothpick.


Cheeseburgers - 1924

Lionel Sternberger (yep… That's his name!) tossed a slice of cheese on to a hamburger experimentally as he worked at his father's shop, and it was as simple as that.

Masking tape - 1925

Richard G. Drew invented the first masking tape in 1925, and since then has become a staple household item around the world.
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