View Full Version : 100 years

09-22-2006, 04:35 PM
No, I haven't posted this before, although it looks like one I have done. I found this VERY interesting, especially the Canada and drug related ones...you'll have to read to find them ;) !

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THE YEAR 1906 ??

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47

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 US. 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 "sub-standard."

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.?? (EE-EWW)?

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

The 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.

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."

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. !


They didn't include such discoveries as the single wing prop airplanes, combines, television, the video game, the computer, cell phones, jet engines, nuclear power (and weapons), pop up toasters, microwaves, among a thousand other things....

Imagine what the NEXT 100 years will bring!

09-22-2006, 05:25 PM

09-22-2006, 05:51 PM
I can almost remember that!!!! lol

09-22-2006, 06:04 PM
yeah all you folks in the OLD FARTS NEED MY METAMUCIL, DEPENDS, AND READING GLASSES CLUB should definitely remember that, some of you have been around so long that you saw what was being served at the last supper....

09-22-2006, 06:11 PM
Yea, my Depends fit under mt Paintball Junkies pants, my Metamucil mixes well with my Gatorade and I'll keep my reading glasses in my pocket so I can watch the replay of my snap shot in some young guys face!!!

09-22-2006, 07:09 PM
Wow it is amazing how far we've come it that short of time

09-22-2006, 08:02 PM
I think you kinda did post this before but it was to guess what year it was, but still its crazy how far we came in such little time.

09-23-2006, 08:04 AM
100 years makes a big diffrence in our lives..... I just hope we dont screw it up too bad for the next 100 years.....

09-23-2006, 08:34 AM
100 years ain't nothing

09-23-2006, 12:38 PM
You know, claus is right - anymore, 100 years isn't anything. New "helpful" things are being invented daily. Ever notice that the more "helpful" a thing is, the more work it creates????

09-23-2006, 11:12 PM
I thought this thread was going to be about vike turning 100... Im disapointed. :p

09-24-2006, 05:17 AM
Psshh - that was twenty years ago...:rolleyes:

You need to pay closer attention!

09-24-2006, 07:14 AM

09-24-2006, 07:18 AM
You know, claus is right - anymore, 100 years isn't anything. New "helpful" things are being invented daily. Ever notice that the more "helpful" a thing is, the more work it creates????
i was actually making the point that earth is millions - billions of years old and people are incredibly myopic but ill take credit for that too.