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    The year is 1904

    The Year is 1904
    > Maybe this will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is
    > 1904 ... one hundred years ago. What a difference a
    > century makes! Here are some of the US statistics for 1904:
    >
    > The average life expectancy in the US was 47 years.
    >
    > Only 14% of the homes in the US had a bathtub.
    >
    > Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.
    >
    > A three minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.00
    >
    > There were only 8,000 cars in the US, 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
    > residents, 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 an 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.
    >
    > A mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
    >
    > More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.
    >
    > Ninety % of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they
    > attended medical schools, many of which were
    > condemned in the press and by 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 prohibiting poor people from entering the country
    > for any reason.
    >
    > The five leading causes of death in the US 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 30!
    >
    > Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
    >
    > There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
    >
    > Two of 10 US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6% of all Americans
    > had graduated high school.
    >
    > Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at
    > corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist,
    > "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 in the US had at least one full-time
    > servant or domestic.
    >
    > There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire US
    >
    > And I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and
    > sent it to you in a matter of seconds! Try to imagine
    > what it may be like in another 100 years ... it staggers the mind.

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    The year is 1904

    i would have either gotten arrested for not following the speed limit or have died from not being able to shower
    "one thing about a birthday suit, it s always in style.
    And if it loses its shape it can be altered"

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    The year is 1904

    "blackstarz18" wrote:
    i would have either gotten arrested for not following the speed limit or have died from not being able to shower
    I am always looking for a guardian of health and a good complexion, so I might have accidentally got addicted to heroin.

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    The year is 1904

    lol!!! that shit messes u up so bad though
    "one thing about a birthday suit, it s always in style.
    And if it loses its shape it can be altered"

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