Some facts about 1909

As the past year closed, Listverse gave some interesting facts about what America was like 100 years ago.  From their website: In 1909 none of these things had been invented: zippers, band-aids, traffic lights, bubble gum, penicillin, sunglasses, ballpoint pens, shopping carts, nylon stockings, kitty litter, and milk cartons. In the US there were about 230 reported murders and the average life expectancy was 47. An accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year and a dentist $2,500. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year, but sugar only cost four cents a pound and eggs were just … Continue reading Some facts about 1909

Weekly Weirdness

Let the pop-culture philosopher Dr. Phil McGraw introduce our weird news this week: You’re an individual. That makes people nervous and it’s going to keep on making them nervous — all your life. It’s always a good day when I don’t wake up reading about myself in the weird news section. 22-inch Nepal man: I’m the world’s shortest Man Busted for Being Naked at Home Man found asleep in closet…with a corpse Continue reading Weekly Weirdness