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dolfan06
02-24-2002, 09:24 PM
100 Years Ago.
>
> FYI ... The year is 1901, one hundred years ago. .
> . What a difference a century makes . . . .
>
> * The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven.
>
> * Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US had a bathtub.
>
> * Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call
> from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
>
> * There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved
> roads.
>
> * The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
>
> * Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily
> populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents,California
> was
> only the 21st most populous state in the Union.
>
> * The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
>
> * Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
> Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
>
> * Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or
> egg yolks for shampoo.
>
> * The average wage in the US was 22 cents an 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 in the US took place at home.
>
> * Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education.
> Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in
> the press and by the government as "substandard".
>
> * Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the
> country for any reason.
>
> * The five leading causes of death in the US were:
>
> 1. Pneumonia and influenza;
> 2. Tuberculosis;
> 3. Diarrhea;
> 4. Heart disease;
> 5. Stroke.
>
> * The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico,
> Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
>
> * The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30.
>
> * Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been
> invented.
>
> * There were no Mother's Day or Father's Day nor "under God" in the
> Pledge of Allegiance.
>
> * One in ten US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of
> all Americans had graduated from high school.
> * Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the
> counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin
> clears
> the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and
> the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
>
> * Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one
> full-time servant or domestic.
>
> * There were about 230 reported murders in the entire US.

WeVie
07-30-2011, 03:57 AM
Sometimes I like to go back and see what we were talking about ten years ago here in The Lounge. Sometimes it's pretty crazy stuff.

Boy From School
07-30-2011, 10:03 AM
I wasn't even watching dolphin football when this thread was created.

Vaark
07-30-2011, 11:10 AM
"Dan Henning's mother was using cloth diapers"

Bumpus
07-30-2011, 01:59 PM
- Al Davis was dreaming of fast men
- Harold Camping predicted the world would end
- Dick Clark turned 32

Dolfan984
07-30-2011, 03:34 PM
i miss 06!

WeVie
07-30-2011, 05:31 PM
You guys ever look at those books that tell everything that happened along with the prices of everything in the year you were born. Those are kinda interesting.

Bumpus
07-30-2011, 07:13 PM
i miss 06!

+1

Pretty cool guy - hasn't logged on in over a year.



... I hope he's still with us.

Arsenal WV
07-30-2011, 07:21 PM
I miss the 90's, period. What a great time...

WeVie
07-30-2011, 07:54 PM
+1

Pretty cool guy - hasn't logged on in over a year.


... I hope he's still with us.

+2. He was a pretty good poster.

Doesn't it make you wonder what happened to people who you used to see everyday online and then they are gone.

Steveo 90
07-30-2011, 08:50 PM
some are still around,just hanging on different boards...........there was lots of drama as to why 06 and some others left,just google his user name and it will show the other boards he or others you might want to reunite with might be


on a side note,as an owner/admin of another fins board i just find it very funny how people will say the most outlandish comments to each other via message forum because of the sense of security they have knowing they will probably never meet that other person,we all know how different the discussions would be if we were in the same room......and this statement has nothing to do with 06,just my experience on forums

PhinsPhan11
07-30-2011, 09:15 PM
+2. He was a pretty good poster.

Doesn't it make you wonder what happened to people who you used to see everyday online and then they are gone.
Kind of like Myles Fynch, right?

WeVie
07-30-2011, 10:37 PM
Yeah, just like Myles. It's weird that he just disappeared. I am sure he will show back up. Cedar has kinda disappeared here too but I see him on facebook from time to time.

I miss a guy on here that went by Scrappy. Anyone remember him?

Steveo 90
07-30-2011, 11:10 PM
i know scrap,friends with him on fb

Vaark
07-30-2011, 11:29 PM
What about DDay's bud, Eric "Lappy" Estrada from Wpg. He hasn't been around for quite some time either.

WeVie
07-30-2011, 11:54 PM
i know scrap,friends with him on fb

Really. Are we friends on facebook? I would love to run into him again.

Steveo 90
07-31-2011, 07:14 AM
not at the present but that can change

WeVie
07-31-2011, 08:23 AM
not at the present but that can change

Super sweet.