Wednesday, 8 July 2015


The following was sent to me by a friend:

This will boggle your mind!

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The year is 1915 --- One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1915:

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel
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.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't
been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a
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 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?)
Eighteen percent of households had at least one
full-time servant or domestic help...
There were about 230 reported murders in the

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I have now posted this without typing it myself.
From here it has been sent all over the world, in a
matter of second.
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like
in another 100 years.

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