Here are the U. S. Statistics for 1902:

The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven (47).
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Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US had a bathtub.
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Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
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A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
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There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads.
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The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
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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.
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The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
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The average wage in the US was 22 cents an hour.
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The average U. S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
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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.
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More than 95 percent of all births in the U. S. took place at home.
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Ninety percent of all U. S. Physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."
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Sugar cost four cents a pound.
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Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
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Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
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Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
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Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
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The five leading causes of death in the US were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
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The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
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The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30.
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Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
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There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
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One in ten U. S. adults couldn't read or write.
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Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
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Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores.
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Eighteen percent of households in the U. S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic.
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There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire US.

Note: Maybe not funny, but it makes you wonder. What has happened to this world?
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