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THE YEAR IS 1917 VS 2017

 

Here are some facts from the USA, last turn of the century.

 

* The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven.

 

* 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 the 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, 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 and 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 30. The remote desert community was inhabited by only a handful of ranchers and their families.

 

* Plutonium, insulin, and antibiotics hadn't been discovered yet. Scotch tape, crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.

 

* There were 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.

 

* Some medical authorities warned that professional seamstresses were apt to become sexually aroused by the steady rhythm, hour after hour, of the sewing machine's foot pedals. They recommended slipping bromide - which was thought to diminish sexual desire - into the women's drinking water.

 

* 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."

 

* Punch-card data processing had recently been developed, and early predecessors of the modern computer were used for the first time by the government to help compile the 1900 census.

 

* Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

 

* There were about 230 reported murders in the US annually.

 

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Wow ! how impressive it is !!

 

But for no US members, could you complete this with 2017' datas to have a good comparison ;)

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8 hours ago, humble3d said:

THE YEAR IS 1917 VS 2017

 

Here are some facts from the USA, last turn of the century...

 

I won't analise all the data item by item, just please take note that they are not correct. i.e:

- By 1917 there were 4.7 MILLIONS of cars in the US, most of them Ford model T.

- By 1904, the country had 2,151,570 miles of rural public roads, about 7 percent (153,662 miles) with any kind of surfacing, only 38,622 miles were stone or macadam, while the remainder included 108,232 miles of gravel and 6,810 of shell, sand, clay, brick, or other materials

- Oklahoma became a state by 1907 ; New Mexico and Arizona by 1912

- The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

So, I guess, the data is not from 1917 but from 1900 at last turn of the century...  when actually there were only 8000 cars, was no Mother's Day, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico were not states yt and probaly there were very few paved public roads.

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12 hours ago, teodz1984 said:

analise  - ass scrutiny? :lol:

No, brother: 

 

"Análise (do grego ανάλυσις, transl. análysis, "dissolução") é o processo de decomposição de uma substância ou tópico complexo em seus diversos elementos constituintes, a fim de se obter uma melhor compreensão sua. A técnica vem sendo aplicada no estudo da matemática e da lógica desde antes de Aristóteles, embora a análise como um conceito formal seja um desenvolvimento relativamente recente; foi utilizada por filósofos como Alhazen, Descartes, Galileu Galilei e Isaac Newton como um método prático para a descoberta de fenômenos físicos."

 

Portuguese: análise f (plural análises) -- analysis (action of taking something apart to study it).

 

Saúde (Cheers)!  :drunk:

 

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8 hours ago, teodz1984 said:

poster not talking in English not Greek or Portuguese , it isn't even italicized nor qouted. :s

Of course.

Clearly: the poster was not talking about ass-scrutiny -- either.   ;)

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:rofl:

On 16/6/2017 at 9:49 PM, humble3d said:

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."

Wow....Just WoW !! :tehe::drunk:

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22 hours ago, teodz1984 said:

analise  - ass scrutiny? :lol:

No.. it's a frozen supository!

 

On 16/6/2017 at 0:19 PM, humble3d said:

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."

 

 

Maybe this was the opinion of "one pharmacist". Actually the therapeutic use of heroin was in ingested form, mostly as remedy for cough,Technically it was not an outrageous concept, because heroin is closely related to codein, which is recgnized as a good remedy for allergic cough though currently not recommended.

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19 minutes ago, luisam said:

No.. it's a frozen suppository!

Caution: Please, do not swallow and do not overdose.  ;)

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OP

 

Title should be the THE YEAR THAT WAS 1917 if you use vs. 2017  you are implying a before and after comparison.

 

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I won't analise all the data item by item, just please take note that they are not correct

if you were unsure of your data you shouldn't have posted it at all..

 

Analyze that :)

 

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49 minutes ago, teodz1984 said:

OP

 

Title should be the THE YEAR THAT WAS 1917 if you use vs. 2017  you are implying a before and after comparison.

 

if you were unsure of your data you should have posted it at all..

 

Analyze that :)

 

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