What did the world look like in 1908?
November 4th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
The Chicago Cubs just won their first World Series title since 1908.
Let’s try that again…
THE CHICAGO CUBS
THE WORLD SERIES!
Here is what the world looked like 108 years ago, the last time they won.
- Life expectancy was 47 years
- There were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved roads
- The maximum speed limit was 10 mph
- Gas cost $0.15 per gallon
- Minimum wage was $0.22
- A Hershey bar cost $0.02
- There were only 46 states
- Theodore Roosevelt was president
- World War 1 had not happened yet
- The NBA did not exist
Congratulations to the 2016 Chicago Cubs on finally breaking the curse of the Billy Goat!