did you know

United States
March 21, 2008 11:59am CST
What was life like 100 years ago? The average life expectancy was 47 years old. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. The average wage in 1906 was 22 cents per Hour. Sugar cost for cents a pound. eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound. canned beer and ice tea hadn't been invented yet. Two out of every 19 adults couldn't read or write. There was no micro wave. Try to imagine what life may be like in another 100 years (if we even have a world)
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
21 Mar 08
We really have come a long way in the past 100 years. I have only been alive for less than 1/3 of it though. It would be nice to see the sugar and eggs back then now.