C’mon Aussie C’mon, we are through to the soccer world cup,
our cricket team is back on track, BUT will you look at the
sidebar, I have more readers in the USA than Australia,
you locals are just scraping in ahead of Nepal,
(thank you to all the loyal readers in Nepal by the way).
I don’t want to have to resort to taking out ads in the dailies
folks, c’mon tell your friends about the joy that abounds here
and get Oz back on top Pleeeease, where is our national pride?
I have borrowed this article on US statistics from a blogging
friend “kenju” and I guess it would be fair to assume conditions
some shocks there though!!
I would be surprised, (but not to the point of disputing it)
if we didn’t have a better than 8 out of 10 adults reading and
writing by 1905, as just one example, what do you think?
And can you back it up?
Here are some of the
The average life expectancy in the
Only 14 percent of the homes in the
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
A three-minute call from
There were only 8,000 cars in the
of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
heavily populated than
With a mere 1.4 million people,
21st most populous state in the
The tallest structure in the world was the
The average wage in the
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 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 in the
Ninety percent of all
Instead, they attended so-called 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 was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax
or egg yolks for shampoo.
into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death in the
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over
the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then
pharmacist said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives
buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels,
and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
Eighteen percent of households in the
one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the entire
And I forwarded this from someone else without typing
it myself, and posted it on the blog in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
It staggers the mind.