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ifihadahif Posted: Sat May 20 15:22:50 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The year is 1906.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906:
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The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City
cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles
of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more
heavily populated than California.

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st
most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used
borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.
Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and
Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea
hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over
the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists
said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,
regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian
of health." ( Shocking? DUH! )

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least
one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !


 
novemberrain Posted: Sat May 20 16:25:32 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !


Heh. In the city I live in, we are less than 100 away from that number for the year so far.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sat May 20 18:27:21 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  novemberrain said:
>There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
>
>
>Heh. In the city I live in, we are less than 100 away from that number for the year so far.
>
My guess is that in 1906 there were a lot of murders that went unreported, especially out west were there wasn't a lot of law and order.


 
Kira Posted: Sat May 20 19:44:45 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

LOL. So did byciclists get ticketed too?


 
DanSRose Posted: Sat May 20 21:23:45 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>My guess is that in 1906 there were a lot of murders that went unreported, especially out west were there wasn't a lot of law and order.

Also those with melanin-enhanced skin were often not counted when they whined and complained when one of their own were killed by men in ghost costumes.
Also those in the immigrant communities didn't always get counted


 
Mesh Posted: Mon May 29 14:59:11 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Just imagine how different things will be in 2106.


Actually, I don't want to imagine. I fear change. Techonology is going too far!


 
FN Posted: Mon May 29 15:32:31 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I have one word for you:


fembots


 
addi Posted: Mon May 29 16:35:44 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>I have one word for you:
>
>
>fembots

Great. As if women aren't already dangerous enough.


 
Mesh Posted: Mon May 29 16:48:50 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>
>fembots


Which will inevitably lead to himbots. I can't compete with a himbot!


 
FN Posted: Mon May 29 18:51:37 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Men will be ODing on viagra en masse.


 
antartica Posted: Mon May 29 23:35:08 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:

>Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over
>the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists
>said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,
>regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian
>of health." ( Shocking? DUH! )


so bro... where'd we park that time machine again?

oh man!!!

i wish people these days would be so much wiser like peeps those days about these "midications"... heheh


 
Mesh Posted: Mon May 29 23:55:23 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  One words dudes. One words.



Red Stripe.



Except that's two words. So the hell what.


 



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