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    100 years ago

    Here are some of the U.S. Statistics for the Year 1907:

    The average life expectancy in the U.S. Was 47 years old.

    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 made $2,500 per year,
    A veterinarian $1,500 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."

    There were about 230 reported Murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A !
    Now I sent it to you and others all over the United States ,
    Possibly the world, in a matter of just Seconds !!!!!!!!!

    Just Try to imagine.....
    What it may be like ....
    In another 100 years !!!!!!!

    IT STAGGERS THE MIND !!!!!!!!!

    Poverty Breeds Ingenuity


    Do you guys have any thing else to add?

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    I'm hoping that I'll be around for the Singularity and then that's when the real fun will start.

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    Ahhhh! . to the good old days.

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    I love it right after my girlfriend waits 3 weeks to wash her hair in some egg yolk. Its just so darn purty smellin. Hey Maw put this coon I found on side of the road on the stove, she seems fresh enough.

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