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What a Difference 100 Years Makes

100 Years ago…

  1. Only 14 percent of homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
  2. Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
  3. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
  4. There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.
  5. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  6. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
  7. The average wage in the U.S. was 22 Cents per hour.
  8. The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
  9. a. A Dentist made $2,500 per year.

    b. A Veterinarian $1,500 per year.

    c. A Mechanical Engineer about $5,000 per year.

    d. A competent Accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year

  10. More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME.
  11. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!
  12. There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
  13. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
  14. Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
  15. There were about 230 reported Murders in the ENTIRE U.S. A. !

The year 2106: What does it look like?

  1. Are we driving in cars like the Jetsons?
  2. Are we going to the moon for fun?
  3. Are there 20 countries participating in baseball’s World Series?
  4. Is there only one Market Research Association?
  5. Is everyone walking around with chips implanted at birth so we know where you are at all times?
  6. Is there a president of the world?

Fun and interesting to think about. What are your thoughts?

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