Thursday, November 30, 2017

THE YEAR IS 1910

1910 Ford 


 
 Show this to your friends!
 
This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
 
The year is 1910 One hundred six years ago. What a difference a century makes! 
 
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
 
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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 which were 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 from entering 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 no Mother's Day or 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 all available over the counter at 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? DUH! )
 
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 the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!
 
 
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

USELESS FACTS

1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2". ( I don't get this one ? Unless you're talking timber sizes )

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries... .)

10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564, 000.

13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

14. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.

15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)

17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen' s "Born in the USA."

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

23. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

29. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

THE POPE IN ALASKA

The Pope
went on vacation for a few days to visit the rugged mountains of
Alaska. He was driving along near a campground when he heard a frantic
commotion just at the edge of the woods. He found a helpless Democrat
wearing shorts, sandals, and an old  'Vote for Hillary' tee shirt.

The man
was screaming and struggling frantically, thrashing all about trying
to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot grizzly bear.

As the
Pope watched in horror, a group of Republican loggers all wearing 'Go
Trump' shirts came racing up. One quickly fired a .44 magnum slug right into
the bear's chest. The two other men pulled the semiconscious
Democrat from the bear's grasp. Then using baseball bats, the three
loggers finished off the bear.

Two of the men dragged the dead grizzly onto the bed of their pickup truck while
the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat.

As they began to leave, the Pope summoned all of them over to him "I give you
my blessing for your brave actions!" he proudly proclaimed. "I have
heard there was bitter hatred between Republican loggers and
Democratic Party supporters, but now I've seen with my own eyes that
this is not true.

As the Pope drove off, one logger asked his buddies, "Who was that guy? 
"Dude, that was the Pope," another replied. "Its reported that he has
access to all wisdom".

"Well," the other logger said, "he may have access to all wisdom, but he don't know squat about
bear hunting. By the way, is the bait still alive or do we need to go
back to California and get another one?"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

STUFF to think about?

 
 If you attempt to rob a bank you won't have any trouble with rent/food bills for the next 10 years, whether or not you are successful.

* Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?

* What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?

* If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?

* Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?

* Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?

* Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.

* Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty

* The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims".

* Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win.

100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.

* Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

* The doctors that told Stephen Hawking he had two years to live in 1953 are probably dead.

* If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.

* Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.

* If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before.

* If 2/2/22 falls on a Tuesday, we'll just call it "2's Day". (It does fall on a Tuesday)-

Thursday, November 2, 2017

 At dawn the telephone rings,

"Hello, Señor Bob? This is Ernesto, the caretaker at your country house."

"Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?"

"Um, I am just calling to advise you, Señor Bob, that your parrot, he is dead".

"My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition?"

"Si, Señor, that's the one."

"Damn! That's a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?"

"From eating the rotten meat, Señor Bob."

"Rotten meat? Who the hell fed him rotten meat?"

"Nobody, Señor. He ate the meat of the dead horse."

"Dead horse? What dead horse?"

"The thoroughbred, Señor Bob ..."

"My prize thoroughbred is dead?"

"Yes, Señor Bob, he died from all that work pulling the water cart."

"Are you insane? What water cart?"

"The one we used to put out the fire, Señor."

"Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?"

"The one at your house, Señor! A candle fell and the curtains caught onfire."

"What the hell? Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle?!"

"Yes, Señor Bob."

"But there's electricity at the house! What was the candle for?"

"For the funeral, Señor Bob ..."

"WHAT BLOODY FUNERAL??!!"

"Your wife's, Señor Bob. She showed up very late one night and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new Ping G15 204g titanium head golf club with the TFC 149D graphite shaft."

SILENCE...........

LONG SILENCE.........

VERY LONG SILENCE............

"Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you're in deep trouble."