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Which came first.. the egg or the tic-tac. And were they invented in 1907? [Feb. 21st, 2008|01:17 am]
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The year is 1907. Over one hundred years ago. What can happen in just one century---

? The average life expectancy was 47 years.

? Only 14% of the homes had a bathtub.

? Only 8% 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 wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour.

? The average 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.

? 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.

? 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 ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

? There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

? Two out of every 10 adults could not read or write. Only 6 % 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." WOW!

? Eighteen percent (18%) of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

? There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.A.


And your youtube:

http://www.glumbert.com/media/tictacegg

How to break an egg with a tic-tac.
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From: christinaathena
2008-02-21 07:30 am (UTC)

FIRST!

Eighteen percent (18%) of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

Eighteen percent of WHICH households? Certainly not of all households! The upper class was a very small portion, and the middle class wasn't all that big either, and certainly not wealthy enough for domestic help.
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-02-21 09:01 am (UTC)

Re: FIRST!

Actually, this isn't entirely true. The middle class made up a substantial portion of servant/domestic help holders. One of the reasons that economists and social scientists bemoan the "shrinking middle class" of today is because we at one point had a more normal balance - the middle class being the largest group, with the upper and lower classes being small groups at either end of the spectrum.

Servants and domestic help were generally women and racial minorities, and this increased dramatically after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Also, immigrants who did not find a ready place in American society, such as Asians and Irish, often found themselves employed as domestic help.

This paper is interesting in that it details the concerns of middle-class women in finding "competent" help that didn't cost "inflated" prices.

Also, live-in help often cost substantially less, if you could afford another mouth to feed in general. Since their room and board was provided, employers were able to pay them much less - sometimes half the average employee's wage or less.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:58 pm (UTC)

Re: FIRST!

Yeah. What you said! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:36 pm (UTC)

Re: FIRST!

Oh, I don't know. I think there were a lot of middle class homes that had domestic help. That includes sending out the laundry to be done elsewhere, or sending the kids to be watched somewhere, don't you think?
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[User Picture]From: filmcanister
2008-02-21 07:32 am (UTC)
so the chicken and the egg are laying in bed after. the chicken is smoking a cigarette and says to the egg, "well, i guess we know the answer to that question."
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From: christinaathena
2008-02-21 07:36 am (UTC)
Poultry incest!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
LOL, good point!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
LOL!!!! Funny!!!
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From: christinaathena
2008-02-21 07:35 am (UTC)
On those prices, the dollar in 1907 had the same purchasing power as $22.67 today.
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From: shineyredrhinos
2008-02-21 08:22 am (UTC)
Sometimes I feel like I go through 20s like they were 1 dollars.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:55 pm (UTC)
Me too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:39 pm (UTC)
Inflation's a bitch!
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2008-02-21 07:35 am (UTC)
>>>>The average wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour.

Hey that's what I make!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
Awww. *huggles*
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[User Picture]From: peace_piper
2008-02-21 07:43 am (UTC)
Egg yolks?! How barbaric.

Should've used baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-02-21 08:34 am (UTC)
Egg yolks add shine and make hair "manageable," at least by the lore of the day. XD
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:56 pm (UTC)
hehe
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
Nice. :)
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[User Picture]From: ollytheshite1
2008-02-21 11:57 am (UTC)
Wow! 230 murders? Maybe they should legalise heroin after all... :|
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:59 pm (UTC)
At least morphine!
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2008-02-21 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm bloody grateful for the extra 30 years, but some marijuana would make them a lot more pleasant...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 06:59 pm (UTC)
lol, right? ;)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-02-21 01:17 pm (UTC)
The average life expectancy was 47 years. and they say we live in ayouth culture today
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 07:00 pm (UTC)
Right?!
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-02-21 03:30 pm (UTC)
LOL, 'how to break an egg with a tic-tac'
those are very interesting facts! now i cango around telling people them for no reason! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 07:03 pm (UTC)
I think that's the universal appeal of my blog. hehe. ;)
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[User Picture]From: andrewg009
2008-02-21 05:13 pm (UTC)
I wish I had a servant somedays.

A nice jaunty, English fellow who oddly enough would look like Micheal Caine from Batman Begins. . .yes, I would approve of that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 07:05 pm (UTC)
LOL. Me toooo. That'd rock. I'd make sure he had health insurance though, and PTO.
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[User Picture]From: may_b_maybe
2008-02-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
Either that is a camera trick or he has a gun for a mouth.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 07:06 pm (UTC)
lol, I was wondering about that too.
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[User Picture]From: trema_slo
2008-02-21 07:26 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the list. Some things change for the bettwer and some not, perhaps. One thing for sure is change.
I wash my hair weekly. I have long, very full hair. More often would damage it. It takes a week for the oils to work down the hair. Have excellent scalp condition, etc. Almost everyone I've ever explained this to thought it a bit odd but we are all so trained in what is right.
I coparented a home birth. I advocate this. In the 1970's I could find a lot of women having babies at home. These kids are/were fantastic kids, healthy as horses when babies mostly. Today it's like a different world. Well yes, it IS a different world.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 07:47 pm (UTC)
It's definitely a different world. I wash my hair every other day or so to keep it from getting too messed up, because when I washed it daily it didn't look very good at all. lol. ;)

I'm glad I had my kid in the hospital. I had so many complications with my pregnancy we'd both be dead otherwise.
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[User Picture]From: trema_slo
2008-02-22 07:19 am (UTC)
Full of grace with your hospital choice, absolutely. Blessed be. Offers hugs for the memories!

The mother was healthy. We had lots of training, midwives, and the doctor and hospital just a few minutes by car. As it was there indeed was a complication, a wrapped umbilicle. A very skilled midwife unwrapped the cord very carefully, birthing continued as normal. Baby amazed all.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-22 08:22 am (UTC)
Wow!! Glad to hear everything went so well. I imagine that was terrifying!!
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[User Picture]From: trema_slo
2008-02-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
Because of the surreality during those moments of birth canal passage the words of the midwife still in a very professional tone, something like oh shit, the cord is around his neck and her immediate response of using her fingers to create space between I don't know that the mother even knew until afterwards. The cord is plable at that time, and it's also expendable. We could have just cut it right then. I guess it wasn't too tight because she was able to just unwrap. Babe hadn't been deprived because he wasn't quite breathing yet. As coparent, I didn't have time to be scared. I think our midwives were though. I remember every detail of that twelve hour labor like it was yesterday! :-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-23 06:07 am (UTC)
Phew! I bet!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-21 07:51 pm (UTC)
lol, as long as they're not raw eggs, I suppose. ;)
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-02-22 12:37 am (UTC)
haha I remember watching old anti-drug vids with the old black and white ads for cocaine and heroin. :p

"Why don't you try sniffing this powder? It's called Cocaine!"

*SSSSNNNNNIIIIIIFFFFF*

"Why, I feel better already! My headache is completely gone!"

buahha. Still no flying cars.

xoxo, mErci
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-22 12:44 am (UTC)
LOL, rock on. ;)
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[User Picture]From: sly_cult_race
2008-02-22 02:58 am (UTC)
Thats such a pretty icon. Is it from a movie? Or painting?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-22 03:03 am (UTC)
OOoh, the conversation one? A photograph I believe.
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[User Picture]From: sly_cult_race
2008-02-22 05:27 am (UTC)
ohh. So pretty.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-22 08:20 am (UTC)
I thought so too! Feel free to lift! Just credit the person I have credited for it in my icon place. :)
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[User Picture]From: sly_cult_race
2008-02-23 03:42 am (UTC)
Maybe I will steal it :) And I shall credit if I do.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-23 06:11 am (UTC)
Woot! :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-02-26 04:53 pm (UTC)
h-bombs were good for you. go figgure.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-26 07:39 pm (UTC)
Is that so?
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