WELCOME to Friday, September 4, 2015.
The “Good Old Days” – 1902…………
US Statistics for the year 1902:
The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven (47).
Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent 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 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, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the US 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. Coffee cost 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
4. Heart disease
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.
(see Crossword Puzzles)
There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
One in ten US 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 corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.”
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. Everybody was high off the over the counter medicine.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a great Labor Day weekend, and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman!
QUOTES OF THE DAY
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….
The French will eat almost anything. A young cook decided that the French would enjoy feasting on rabbits and decided to raise rabbits in Paris and sell them to the finer restaurants in the city. He searched all over Paris seeking a suitable place to raise his rabbits. None could be found. Finally, an old priest at the cathedral said he could have a small area behind the rectory for his rabbits. He successfully raised a number of them, and when he went about Paris selling them, a restaurant owner asked him where he got such fresh rabbits. The young man replied, “I raise them myself, near the cathedral. In fact, I have … a hutch back of Notre Dame.
Thursday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from??? ‘Kiddo, if you were any more wound up,
you’d be a Timex.’
Answer: The Bone Collector! Said to Amelia, just after leaving the apartment for the first time.
Friday Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? ‘P.J.! I like that, you know I do! Hiss, put it on my luggage, P.J.!’
Thursday’s Quizzler is……….
Who can’t live without Spell Check in their email or word software? It’s a great tool…
Unless you are poor Paula Abdul who transforms into “Pail Abut” when the Spell Checker has at her.
The following TV and Movie Celebrities have been Spell Checked and are ready for you to uncover their true identities.
1. Court Coax
2. Action Cutter
3. Kite Wingless
4. Summon Cowbell
5. Mercy Stripe
6. Deli Moose
7. Camera Dies
8. Renew Sewage
ANSWER: 1. Courtney Cox 2. Ashton Kutcher 3. Kate Winslet 4. Simon Cowell 5. Meryl Streep 6. Demi Moore
7. Cameron Diaz 8. Renee Zellweger
Friday’s Quizzler is……….
Bob was having a big party. He decided on a technique to get lots of people to come. He invited his five closest friends and said that they could each invite 4 people.
Each of those could invite 3.
Each of those could invite 2.
Each of those could invite 1.
Overall, how many people did Bob invite to his party?
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