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April 7, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Alumni News | Krautmann Creates Social Media Storm over Sliced Bagels

Alek Krautmann, portrait outdoors

Alek Krautmann

Ohio University alum and meteorologist Alek Krautmann created a social media storm when he brought bagels to work sliced the St. Louis Bread Company way—vertically, not horizontally, reports Today in a story headlined “This is the most upsetting way to slice a bagel.”

Krautmann earned an M.S. in Geography from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO in 2012. His LinkedIn page says he is a Program Coordination Officer at NOAA for the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service.

On Wednesday, Twitter user @AlekKrautmann sparked a fiery debate when he shared a photo of two boxes of bagels from Panera Bread that had been pre-sliced, not horizontally, but vertically … like tiny loaves of bread. Sad, sad bread.

“Today I introduced my coworkers to the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced,” he posted. “It was a hit!”

But it was most certainly not a hit across social media as thousands of people have since weighed in and many are very, very upset.

Read more at Today.

According to his Twitter, the publicity earned Krautmann a gift certificate from Panera Bread for free bagels for a year.




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