The Power of Words
And here is a little something in honor of the season:
I also want one of these suits:
How friggin cool is that?!
And, in closing the Old Year to make way for the New Year, I thought I would share a few things about 100 years ago so that you could compare with life today (and possibly thank your lucky stars that you live in 2009).
A FEW FACTOIDS ABOUT THE US IN 1909:
- Average life expectancy: 47
- 14% of all homes had a bathtub; 8% had a telephone.
- There were only 144 miles of paved roads and 8,000 cars to drive on them
- The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30 people
- Italian writer Marinetti published Futurist Manifesto in Paris
- The average wage was 22 cents an hour
- Louis Bleriot of France made the first ever flight across the English Channel
- The Wright Brothers delivered the 1st military airplane to the US army, and then formed a million-dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes
- Over 95% of all births took place at home (yikes!)
- The North Pole was reached by Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
- The first hot-air balloon honeymoon was taken by Roger Burham and Eleanor Waring
- Only 6% of Americans had graduated high school
- Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet
- And here's what a car looked like:
We've clearly come a long way in a hundred years. So, where are we going to go in the next 100 years? I suppose that's up to us, isn't it?
That's all for today.