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    101 Years Ago

    The year is 1906.
    One hundred (and one) years ago.
    What a difference a century makes !
    Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906

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    The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47

    A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

    There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., 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 people, 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 per hour.

    The average U.S. 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 U.S. took place at HOME.

    Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
    Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "sub-standard."
    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. (Ewwwww!)

    Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

    The Five leading causes of death in the U.S. 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 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 U.S. 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.

    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 in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

    There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

    Now having read this try to imagine what it may be like
    in another 100 years.

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    Dying from diarrhea....wow that's pretty crappy. LOL

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    Nice to know that I am WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY past their life expectancy of 47!LOL LOL LOL Also, on a very sad note, the "poopies" remain a number one killer of children throughout the world. The World Health Organization for children lists dehydration and dysentary as killers for kids! Sad, no child should suffer in my book.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
    and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.
    UMMMM :convinced:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_tea


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    Wink

    Does sweet and ice/iced mean the same thing at 7-11 or according to the forever accurate Wikipedia?

    Either way, I did not write or research all these facts, but please feel free to argue them all with your wonderful research sources.

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    You just Playa hatin b/c Mr Moderator got showed up by an everyday PIMP like myself;)

    I quote

    "The oldest known recipe for sweet ICE tea was published in 1879 in a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMB27 View Post
    You just Playa hatin b/c Mr Moderator got showed up by an everyday PIMP like myself;)

    I quote

    "The oldest known recipe for sweet ICE tea was published in 1879 in a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree. "
    You're as much as a pimp as wikipedia is an accurate fact service. ;)

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    Wikipedia is the most accurate resource tool ever made then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMB27 View Post
    Wikipedia is the most accurate resource tool ever made then!

    and you have 21 posts. :worry:

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    OOOOhhhh! :yawn: :yawn:

    I expected better BD, weak!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
    and you have 21 posts. :worry:
    I have over 3,000, thank you...;)


    :rolleyes:





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    Quote Originally Posted by JMB27 View Post
    OOOOhhhh! :yawn: :yawn:

    I expected better BD, weak!!!
    I was just proving that a "real" pimp would have more. Look at preco for example.

    Plus I'm sure that no pimp in their right mind EVER wore plaid/flannel and held up a fish. You'd get a beat down for sure if I shared that picture at your quasi-pimp conventions.

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    Being a PIMP isn't just on the outside, it's how you feel on the inside too! You are just basing your judgment on another overrated Pimp stereotype :28:

    BTW, a pimps gotta hit da streets! We got not time for surfin da net all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
    I was just proving that a "real" pimp would have more. Look at preco for example.

    Plus I'm sure that no pimp in their right mind EVER wore plaid/flannel and held up a fish. You'd get a beat down for sure if I shared that picture at your quasi-pimp conventions.
    Preco, I didn't know you were a pimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
    Preco, I didn't know you were a pimp
    Now Dan, that is just incorrect. I would never stoop to being something that low.......:rolleyes:....no matter how much wishful thinking Bid Daddy had in his mind......

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