MegaMan (megaman) wrote,

Future vs Past 2! produced by CAPCOM

Subject: Turn of the last century memorabilia

> > Some of these facts are something to ponder!
> Enjoy,
> The Year was 1901
> The average life expectancy in the United States was 47.
> Only 14% of the homes in the United States had a bathtub.
> Only 8% 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 US and 144 miles of paved roads.
> The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
> Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily
> than California.
> With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the twenty-first
> most populous State in the Union.
> The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
> The average wage in the US was twenty-two 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
> $2500 per year, a veterinarian between $1500 and $4000 per year and a
> mechanical engineer about $5000 per year.
> More than 95% of all births in the United States took place at home.
> Ninety percent 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.
> cost fifteen cents a pound.
> Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg
> for shampoo.
> Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the Country
> any reason, either as travelers or immigrants.
> 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
> Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
> Drive-by-shootings -- in which teenage boys galloped down the street on
> horses and started randomly shooting at houses, carriages, or anything
> else that caught their fancy -- were an ongoing problem in Denver and
> other cities in the West.
> The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was thirty. The remote desert
> community was inhabited by only a handful of ranchers and their
> Plutonium, insulin, and antibiotics hadn't been discovered yet.
> Scotch tape, crossword puzzles, canned beer and iced tea hadn't been
> invented.
> There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
> One in ten US adults couldn't read or write.
> Only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.
> Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at
> corner drugstores.
> I wonder what the future holds...

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