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The Year 1907

Discussion in 'Just Kickin' It Lounge' started by cyradis4, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. cyradis4

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    I received this in one of those chain e-mails, and found it rather.... intriguing!

    ?? THE YEAR 1907??

    This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
    The year is 1907.

    What a difference a century makes!

    A shorthundred years ago.
    Here are some statistics for the Year 1907:

    The average life expectancy was 4 7 years.

    Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

    Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

    There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

    The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

    The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

    The average wage in 1907 was 22 cent s per hour.

    The average 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 took place at HOME .

    Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were 'sub-standard' and called, 'homes of the cadaver.'

    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 were:
    1. Pneumonia and influenza
    2. Tuberculosis
    3. Diarrhea
    4. Heart disease
    5. Stroke

    The American flag had 45 stars.

    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 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 had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

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

    Today,I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it to you and others all over the United States, & Canada possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!

    Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

  2. maddog10

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    Death by diarrhea, how pleasant!
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    diarrhea cha cha cha!
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    Well, it still happens in other parts of the world. Typhoid and dysentery still claim a lot of lives in poorer, less developed parts of the world.

    And sometimes, it still happens here. If you eat ground beef contaminated with E. coli 0157, you stand a good chance of bleeding to death through your bowels.

    diarrhea cha cha cha!

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