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THINGS ROBERT BYRD IS OLDER THAN

June 27, 2010

WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR ROBERT BYRD

Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, was reported in grave condition at a Washington D.C. area hospital Sunday. Byrd’s own staff issued a press release admiiting the 92-year-old is in “serious condition.”

Back in November of 2009 , The Huffington Post ran a slideshow for an article entitled “Things younger than Robert Byrd.” Believe it or not, Senator Byrd has been around longer than either sliced bread or chocolate chip cookies. Here are some of the things that Byrd was around before:

TV

SLICED BREAD (INVENTED IN 1928)

THE CIA

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (DEBUTED IN 1934 AT THE TOLL HOUSE INN)

THE RIGHT FOR WOMEN TO VOTE (1920)

COMMERCIAL AIR TRAVEL (FIRST PASSENGER WAS IN 1920)

PENICILLIN (DISCOVERED IN 1928)

BAND-AIDS (WERE INVENTED IN 1920)

JUNGLE GYMS (INVENTED IN 1920)

THE AARP (FOUNDED IN 1958)

 
 
 
 

AEROSAL CANS (INVENTED IN 1929)

 

 
“TALKIES” (THE JAZZ SINGER WAS RELEASED IN 1927)
THE POLAROID CAMERA
PROHIBITION
PRO FOOTBALL (NFL BEGAN IN 1920)

 THE COMBINED AGE OF THE CAST OF “TWILIGHT” (Kristen Stewart (19), Robert Pattinson (23), Taylor Lautner (17) and Ashley Greene (22) are a total of 81 years old.)

 

BY THE TIME CANNED BEER WAS INVENTED, ROBERT BYRD WAS ALREADY OLD ENOUGH TO DRINK IT