Chapter06 PG13

July 9th, 2015, 10:03 pm

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Zimeta08

I rather like this page. The expressions and body language turned out pretty well, I think.

As we already know: Jupiter's been around for about eight hundred years at this point in time. He's seen people come and go- their lives much shorter than his. Especially back in this era. The life expectancy was only 40 years old in the 1830s, dude. 40!
Barbara's already an old maid!

Even living to the ripe old age of 90 is short compaired to the life of our mechanical man here. No wonder hurting other people (even if they're bad cops) makes him sad.

Jupiter is basically telling Barbara to speak her mind here. We'll see what she has to say on the next page. :0

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DeathDragon (Guest)

FOURTY YEARS?! Goodness gracious! Do you know why life expectancy was so short back then???

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Zimeta08

@DeathDragon: Sure do! Life expectancy was so much lower mostly due to poor hygiene and the lack of access to clean water.

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vlogsister98

HISTORY BOMB @DeathDragon: The main reason was that when you got sick, usually nothing could be done for you. High infant mortality rates and lack of common education skewed statistics by a good margin. When a twentieth of the population (perhaps more due to poor record keeping) dies before their 13, the population that lived to 55 or more (near a quarter) meant a lot less.
Also keep in mind most of the population lived in squalor and did jobs with little to no worker protection, many jobs were out side and if the sun and dangerous equipment didn't kill you, infection surely would; as the water they drank was the water they bathed with and dumped their waste in (bodily or other wise).
In the upper class where access to doctors (even if they couldn't usually help), clean living spaces, and a safer life brought the life expectancy up to 55 or 60. So the wife isn't that old yet. Although it wasn't common, living to age 70 wasn't unheard of at the time in that form of life.
I'm generalizing the industrial age to England, but that's the general idea. I got most of my statistics from a high school text book and I'm sure it's not a complete picture of the times, but many a book has been written on the subject and google is your friend if you're still interested.

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DeathDragon (Guest)

@Zimeta08: Wow, that does make sense...

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DeathDragon (Guest)

@vlogsister98: Wow. That's a ton of information! It's good to know I could die from many of those things, stay clean and healthy!^^

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Zimeta08

@vlogsister98: Not to mention doctors didn't even wash their hands before performing surgery. Crazy!

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