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Hi There,


The year is 1911 --- One hundred years ago.What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1911:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years...
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per 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 took place at home .
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of whichwere condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."
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.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people fromentering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke


The American flag had 45 stars...
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was niether a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percentof all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counterat the local corner drugstores.
Back then 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 had at least one full-time servant or domestic help ....
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
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From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD -all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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Only in America ......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. Only in America .....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. Only in America ......do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. Only in America ......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. Only in America ..........do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.. Only in America .....do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

DO YOU EVER WONDER ...


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens
our skin?
Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

WHY IS IT THAT ...

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?


Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle)...in other words, send it to everyone. We all need to smile every once in a while. So ...
Spread the Stupidity!

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No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between
the two words COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that's easy to understand.
Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE & FINISHED.
I beg to differ because there is......

For example,
When you marry the right woman, you are "COMPLETE".
When you marry the wrong one, you are "FINISHED"!
And, when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are
"COMPLETELY FINISHED"!




Cheers, Kate xxx.