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Interesting Facts From The Year 1908

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Interesting Facts From The Year 1908


This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1908.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :
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The average life expectancy 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!
cents per hour.


The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour

The average 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.

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 ice tea
Hadn't been invented yet.

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

Two out of every 10 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. 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 ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !

Now someone sent this to me and without typing it myself, I posted it here for you and others all over Canada , The U.S.A. & .possibly the world, in just a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
IT STAGGERS THE MIND!!!!!!!!!!!

"As Time Goes By" ...........Frank Sinatra

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Comments:
CHARLIgurl1

Dec 19 @ 5:49PM  
Very true IB!!!

When you also think that in just one century, the phone, and cell.. computer.. lasers.. electricity and so much more has been invented and developed!!

My Grandmother took ages working out how to use the phone.. I wonder what she'd make of the computer!! lol
mystery2u888

Dec 19 @ 5:51PM  
Wow very intersting indeed, thank you for sharing this........
Peabianjay

Dec 19 @ 5:58PM  
I recall my grandfather telling me "Everyone lined the streets (of Toronto) to see The Car."
leprichaun_magic

Dec 19 @ 6:14PM  
..yes its amazing ,how fast technology has moved on hard to keep up too:)
summerbreeze916

Dec 19 @ 6:30PM  
This was fascinating to read......the fast paced age of technology! I sure am glad they developed shampoo and conditioner.......Yikes!

I always figured that life back then would have been simpler. I guess not, if the life expectancy was only 47!

Thanks for this blog, IB4U.......very interesting.

But one thing that will never change.....I hope........The world will always welcome lovers 'As Time Goes By'. Pretty song.
butterfly943

Dec 19 @ 6:41PM  
That is to cool
luneib

Dec 19 @ 9:57PM  
Wow, that really does boggle the mind. Thanx for sharing that.
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