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How much was a loaf of Brad in 1975?
$8,710.72 To find the answer, we must first quantify the value of Brad. So how much is a human life worth? According to research by Stanford economists, a year of human life is worth about $129,000. Wolfram Alpha tells us that the average age of a person named Brad is 35 years, and that the average life expectancy for a human male (worldwide) is about 69 years. Assuming that procuring a loaf of Brad involves cutting down a Brad in his prime, we would be depriving him of 34 years of life - a value of $4,386,000. Next we must decide if a "loaf" is a unit of volume, or a unit of weight. In the UK, government regulation defines a loaf by weight: 400 grams is a "small" loaf, and 800 grams is a "large" loaf. So let's go with weight, and let's split the difference and assume that we want a medium sized loaf of Brad... that's 600 grams, or about 1.3 pounds. Since the average weight of a human male is 166 pounds (according to Wolfram Alpha), we can assume that Brad should sell for about $26,421 per pound - which, using our previous loaf weight of 1.3 pounds, sets the price for a loaf of Brad in 2010 at $34,348. Finally, inflation must be factored in. According to an inflation calculator at westegg.com, what cost $34,348 in 2009 would have cost $8,710.72 in 1975. Thus, it is safe to say that a loaf of Brad in 1975 could be purchased for $8,710.72. Additional friendus from our users: Typical of this site, the answer above is very US-centric, when there is no indication in the question as to where the 1975 Brad was to be purchased. Brad - in 1975 - was a rarity in Ireland, and research in the vaults of the Natural History Museum, cross-referenced with the data from the Irish maternity hospitals, show that a loaf of baby-Brad was retailing at £459.25. However, as the questioner has not specified if the Brad in question is an adult or a child, we need to cross-reference again, this time with the League of Irish Undertakers. Their files tell us that - at death - the average Brad cost £2,749.37. Therefore, the answer to the question depends on how mature the Brad in question is required to be. The maturity/price is a sliding scale. This answer - obviously - only applies to Irish Brads. When Ireland joined the European Monetary Union, it became illegal to trade in male humans for fun or profit. Priceless! - not the loaf, the question! And a final word of apology to Brad for any inference that he is a loafer. One Pitt without a Jolly (1975). We would need to know when in 1975 the loaf of Brad was to be purchased, and where. We would also need to know the number of Brads available at the time of purchase. For example, if the last loaf of Brad were to be purchased from a Brad the day before, we must assume the price of a loaf of Brad would go up (according to the laws of supply and demand). From here, there are a few possibilities: The supply of Brads just dropped, and the demand for a loaf of Brad stays the same. The supply of Brads just dropped, but so does the demand, as one family now has a loaf of Brad. It is very difficult to determine the exact price, so just assume that when you travel back in time to acquire this loaf of Brad you'll need (at the very least) $8,710.72. When you return, please tell us how much you had to pay. Buy it at the most available store, so we can get the general retail price. (If you would like to know the answer to the question "How much was a loaf of bread in 1975?", click on the Related Question below.)
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How do you store homemade croutons?
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How can you cut the bread crust?
Your question isn't specific enough. Generally speaking, bread is best cut with an extremely sharp thin knife or best yet a thin serrated “bread knife”. Thin wire in a handle like a large cheese cutter has also been used. All three types require a light steady sawing motion to avoid compressing the bread. If you are doing something like sandwiches for tea. Bake the bread per usual and turn out on a rack. Let the bread become stone cold and aired out on the rack as moisture and heat will spoil your work, then use a bread knife and a sawing motion, cut the sides and ends off in smooth slabs. Unless you need bread crumbs for stuffing, croutons, bread pudding etc. or you like feeding ducks, this wastes a lot of bread, and it takes some practice so as to end up with square sandwiches. Many hostesses therefore use store bought sliced bread and cookie cutters, but as I don’t, I cannot advise you regarding their use. If you are given a piece of bread or sandwich at the table that has a crust, it is very rude to cut or tear the crust off at the table or to eat only the soft part, leaving the crust behind and crumbs all over the table and floor. Do that at my table and you won’t be invited again. Do that at a company lunch counter or business affair and you can kiss your promotion good-by. I’m not kidding. Your table manners reveal volumes about your character and training. And as only children do this, it marks you as that kind of particularly unpleasant, selfish, self-centred, stubborn, childish person that nobody wants to know, and that no business wants representing them. If you are at restaurant, specify that you want the crusts removed when you order, or better yet don’t order bread as most restaurants no longer know what fine dining is any more anyway, and it’s nearly impossible to remove the crusts from the usual dinner rolls and biscuits. If on the other hand, you are an Elizabethan reinactor, then cut or peel away the crusts to your heart’s content and throw the crusts to the dogs. Elizabethans were pigs at table, the crusts of their bread were filthy and vile from handling, and as their only concern was not spotting their fine clothes, they often did things like tucking the tablecloth in at the neck or belt !!! If you are asking about cutting the dough before baking, often called ‘slashing’, any very sharp knife may be used in a slashing motion. If the cut isn’t deep enough, repeat with another slashing stroke --- do not saw. In some ancient cultures bread was never cut, only broken into individual portions, for the reason that it was difficult to get very thin sharp knives suitable for cutting bread, and/or for superstitious reasons. Good table manners thus required that Jesus, as host or most honoured guest, to break the bread for the rest at the Last Supper.
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Why is bread good for a diet?
if you dont add any fattening substances such as butter to bread, it's good for dieting because it fills you up faster and keeps you full longer than other foods. granola is this way, eat a small amount of granola or bread and drink a glass of water and you should be good for a few hours or until lunch.