Interesting things to know

  regikumar chandran
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This has only been  102 years ago...Amazing


The year is  1910 ,  just over one hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year  1910 :

The average life expectancy for men was  47  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  US wage  in  1910  was  22 cents per hour .

The average US 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 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.

The  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 !


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


Two out of every 10  adults couldn't read or write and


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'

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. !


Now try to forward this to someone else without typing it yourself.

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD –

all in a matter of seconds!



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


--

Reji.C



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