101 years ago - hard to believe

101 YEARS AGO

The year is 1920,“One hundred years ago.” What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for Year 1920:
· The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
· Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
· Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
· Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
· The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
· The tallest structure in world was Eiffel Tower .
· The average US wage in 1919 was 22 cents per hour.
· The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
· A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.
· A dentist earned $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 which were
condemned in press AND government as “substandard.”
· Sugar cost four cents a pound.
· Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen
· Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
· Most women washed their hair once a month. and used Borax or egg yolks
for shampoo.
· Canada passed a new law prohibiting poor people from entering into
their country for any reason.
· The Five leading causes of death were:
o Pneumonia and influenza
o Tuberculosis
o Diarrhea
o Heart disease
o 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 neither a Mother’s Day nor Father’s Day.
· Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write
· And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
· Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were available over counter at local
drugstores.
· Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears complexion, gives buoyancy
to mind, regulates stomach, bowels, and is 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.
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over WORLD all in a matter of
seconds!
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

     But not to worry because we won't be here to see it!
20 Likes

“The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.” Well, that’s no real surprise. The U.S. population was reported to be about 103 million in 1917. Over 4.5 million young men went to Europe to fight in what the British called The Phoney War from 1917 to 1919.
Over 50,000 of our troops died from battle wounds in the war, and over 60,000 died from disease and other causes. The real average life expectancy was probably closer to 60 years or more, were it not for the American government’s treasured fetish for sacrificing our youth in profitable wars and other military adventurism. As General Smedley D. Butler put it, “War is a racket.”
And, of equal significance, most Americans who died from the “Spanish flu”, actually died of bacterial pneumonia from infections the troops brought home from the battlefield trenches of Europe. Unlike today’s “Wuhan flu”, the “Spanish flu” was particularly deadly for infants and young people. So it is easy to see how this translated into a lower overall life expectancy of 47 years.
Just the other day, I read that the average life expectancy for Americans today had been lowered by two years by the “Wuhan flu”. Why such a small reduction in life expectancy? Because most of the victims have been older Americans until now.

I would be interested in other people’s prediction for the next 20 years.
Here are a few of mine.

  1. Self driving cars
  2. Human organs grown in labs to supplement lack of organ donors (less car crashes).
  3. High demand for combustible engines because batteries for cars will be scarce.
  4. Social credit score in the USA.
  5. Universal income.
  6. Wide spread brown outs due to weak power grid or hacking.
  7. High rises converted to residential housing (they will be empty due to telecommutes)
  8. Life expectancy will increase 5 years while population drops.
  9. No cash.
  10. California will be a 3rd world sovereign nation.
4 Likes

In many ways, all of that is currently available and in use.
Think about it!

3 Likes
  1. robots far superior (thinking)
  2. super-fast transportation system
  3. Vacation on Mars
  4. Amazing internet speeds ( do a report on site)
  5. Delivery drones
  6. Hearing aid advancements so you can hear women’s voice
  7. Batteries will last 20 times longer between charges (Brian’s flashlight)
4 Likes

very interesting. Thanks for posting.

1 Like

Which is all I really care about :sunglasses:

2 Likes

No one wants a self-driving car, except for some clueless millennials. And I think most of them got a reality check with this Plandemic, in terms of government control, coercion, and draconian enforcement. As far as batteries go, Rauch & Lang, Autocar, and Ward were selling battery-powered cars and even electric-powered delivery trucks in the 1920’s. Gee, I wonder why they never took off.
(And it wasn’t just for our love of the Middle East’s gas and oil deposits.)

1 Like

30,000 lbs. Range may be to the end of the driveway. Not the 400+ mile range we have today.

2 Likes

Electric vehicles have an equal or greater carbon footprint than fossil fuel-powered vehicles. The most obvious is that it takes another source of power plant to repower the battery pack.

That is a false statement.

3 Likes
3 Likes

Batteries are simply storage units for energy that was converted by one source and delivered to the battery by yet another source.

Well #2 IS WRONG right off the batt. My Great Grandfather, John J. Moylan gave his two sons John Jr. and Frank a Garage in Roland Park from which they sold gasoline from a curbside gas pump on Roland Ave starting in 1919. The building still stands and the first floor is a Starbucks.

Pump was probably located about where the street lamp is. Center section was for the gas and oil, garage was in the back. Have not yet located a photo of it “back in the day” but I did locate a zoning ruling where John Jr. was attempting to build a drive through gas station at this location. That was 1941 and we all know what happened that year. Gas station fell through the cracks.

6 Likes

30,000 pounds included the cargo.

Experts broadly agree that electric vehicles create a lower carbon footprint over the course of their lifetime than do cars and trucks that use traditional, internal combustion engines.

2 Likes

Off target again?

Same media as your threads for covid-19

  • FACT: Electric vehicles typically have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline cars, even when accounting for the electricity used for charging.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have no tailpipe emissions. Generating the electricity used to charge EVs, however, may create carbon pollution. The amount varies widely based on how local power is generated, e.g., using coal or natural gas, which emit carbon pollution, versus renewable resources like wind or solar, which do not. Even accounting for these electricity emissions, research shows that an EV is typically responsible for lower levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) than an average new gasoline car. To the extent that more renewable energy sources like wind and solar are used to generate electricity, the total GHGs associated with EVs could be even lower. Learn more about electricity production in your area.EPA and DOE’s Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Calculator can help you estimate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with charging and driving an EV or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) where you live. You can select an EV or PHEV model and type in your zip code to see the CO2 emissions and how they stack up against those associated with a gasoline car.

3 Likes

These are the same liars who torture the numbers in any given field, and get them to say anything they like.

1 Like

It’s amazing how someone can turn an innocent informative thread into a troll thread. Always fishing for conflict with no other purpose in his life. He never has any value to add to this forum.

10 Likes

You are not considering the carbon footprint of the other energy plants and distribution facilities to deliver that electric re-powering of your battery.