Scary Stats….Then and Now! Daniel 12:4

In 1907: Average Life Expectancy–47 years old
 14% of all homes had a bathtub!
 8% of all homes had a telephone!
 8,000 cars were in the world
 144 miles of paved roads
 Maximum Speed Limit:  10 MPH
 Tallest structure:  Eiffel Tower
 Average Wage was $.22 per hour
 Average worker made $200 to $400 per year
 A competent accountant could make $2,000 per year
 A dentist could make $2,500 per year
 A veterinarian could make $1,500 to $4,000 per year
 A mechanical engineer could make $5,000 per year
 More than 95% of all births took place at home
 90% of all doctors had no College Education, but went to Medical schools which were condemned in the press and the government as “substandard”
 Sugar cost $.04 a pound
 Eggs cost $.14 a dozen
 Coffee was $.15 a pound
 Most women washed their hair once a month using Borax or egg yolks for shampoo
 Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason
 Five Leading causes of Death:  Pneumonia/Influenza; Tuberculosis; Diarrhea; Heart Disease; Stroke
 America’s flag had 45 stars
 Population of Las Vegas, Nevada:  30
 Not Invented Yet:  Crossword puzzles; canned beer and ice tea
 No Such Thing As:  Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
 2 out of 3 adults could not read or write
 Marijuana, heroin and morphine were all available over the counter at the local drug store.  Rationale:  Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health (Duh!)
 18% of all households had one full-time servant or domestic help
 230 murders were reported in the entire USA
 I can post this in a matter of seconds and millions around the world can view and read it…..imagine what another 101 years will bring!  Staggers the mind, eh?
Daniel 12:4

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