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Date: 02/06/06 02:20 AM

35 Responses to Bad Predictions

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:53 am
    Link: Bad Predictions - Notable people being very wrong.
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    jizzos Male 18-29
    194 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 2:33 am
    wasnt there something like this the other day? with like a crystal ball etc...? i dunno, anyway yeh i found that intersting.. :-P *pssst* first my post :-P my first first post... :-P
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    xyra1 Female 18-29
    190 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 2:36 am
    "A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."

    I`ve never heard of anyone having the desire to eat a "crispy" cookie.

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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
    2244 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 2:58 am
    The people who lived to see they were so wrong must have felt so stupid.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2006 at 9:18 am
    It`s interesting how there were none of the ridiculous "doomsday" ecologist`s quotes over the years, which have proved to be even funnier...especially as the year 2000 came and went.

    "Scientists" have predicted that by now, there`d be no air left, no food left, no water left, no land left to farm, no space for people to live.

    Hilarious!

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    Enohead Male 40-49
    1587 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:05 pm
    Oh, yeah - that whole Y2k thing was a hoot! Oh, everybody stock up on water and candles! Jesus is coming!
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    webby-boy Male 13-17
    390 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:10 pm
    "This `tephalone` has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876. lol cool :-) i added tephalone hehe
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    Rock_On37 Female 13-17
    263 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:12 pm
    "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"

    Just makes me laugh, a message send to nobody in particular....Is that really how they thought of music back then?

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    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:14 pm
    "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." is just plainly stupid.
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    N1kk1 Female 13-17
    1463 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:47 pm
    hmmm
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    zoinks Male 13-17
    438 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 1:56 pm
    "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929

    lol and rite befor the great depression too

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    mcfly_lover Female 13-17
    321 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 2:01 pm
    "It will be years -- not in my time -- before a woman will become Prime Minister." -- Margaret Thatcher, 1974.

    that cracks me up :D

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    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 2:02 pm
    ""Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." is just plainly stupid."

    You have to remember that back then planes were just a novelty kind of thing. They couldn`t carry much of anything, and they couldn`t go much of anywhere.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 2:50 pm
    "This will be the last post ever, by anyone, on this particular topic." -- deaf_woman, 2006
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    guardateciel Female 18-29
    727 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:01 pm
    hmm pretty interesting
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    bobert54321 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:02 pm
    That plane quote was from WWII I think. If I remember right every1 had plains but the french and they build a defense (long bunker) to keep german out. so they felt safe... but the german just flew over it in PLANES
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    SiCheah Male 18-29
    22 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:17 pm
    I really like this quote way back in the 1899:
    "Everything that can be invented has been invented"
    lol....I wonder what make him think that is so.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    Yeah bobert`s right, the French military commanders were really old-fashioned and that cost them.
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    burnteffigy Female 18-29
    370 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    Ha! I really love this one because of who it was said to:
    "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a `C`, the idea must be feasible." -- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith`s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

    This one seems a little odd "Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax." -- William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899., did he really say those all in a row like that?

    I think this one doesn`t really belong:
    "I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone." -- Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869.

    He wasn`t trying to predict anything, there really isn`t a good reason to think that belief in religion and belief in evolution are mutually exclusive.

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    Yushi Female 18-29
    412 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:23 pm
    WE only think it`s stupid and obvious because we already knew what happened.
    Check out the predictions the people nowdays make, I bet none of them is accurate, but of course they`ll say they have `scientific` proof. I don`t believe much in science, most of them are just theories that will be pushed back a few years from now.
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    Jon1984 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:24 pm
    Hey bobert54321, Foch was French commander and later allied commander on the western front in world war one. bram makes some good points, in ww1 aircraft were used for recon over anything else in reality.

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    petitecitron Female 18-29
    216 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:33 pm
    manorrd, Ecologists had absolutley nothing to do with Y2K predictions. Nature doesn`t care what year man fallaciously thinks it is.

    Even funnier than the "scientists" premonitions about Y2K were doomsday insane Christians who thought the world was going to end.

    But those were all quacks who were in the minority. No one cares about them. Really.

    Now, Einstein, on the other hand. I care about what he had to say.

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    KingofFreaks Male 18-29
    123 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    That`s poor. Where is USA will win the world cup. Now thats a bad prediction.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 4:01 pm
    Hey! I can see that happening. Sort of. Quarter finals is pretty close man.
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
    880 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 4:20 pm
    I like the one about the stock market, quoted in 1929, what a jackass...
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    Athorn Female 18-29
    263 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 4:23 pm
    who the hell wants to see actors talk

    AHAHAHHAHA

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    beast888 Male 18-29
    17 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 5:09 pm
    These are pretty good, gave me a chuckle or two.
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    Lorah Female 18-29
    1784 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 6:00 pm
    "Everything that can be invented has been invented." -- Attributed to Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899, but known to be an urban legend.
    amazing!!!
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    rap2dat2001 Male 13-17
    334 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 6:48 pm
    Again I Am Not going to read that much. What am i some kind of super computer or something. )-|
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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
    1522 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:00 pm
    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." --Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

    Stupid Cavemen!!!!!.
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    mrbonzo Male 18-29
    12 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:49 pm
    Seems too `dumb` to be true for the most part.

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    xXCieraSkyXx Female 13-17
    20 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:59 pm
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    what idiots
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 8:55 pm
    On 2/6/2006 3:33:54 PM petitecitron wrote: manorrd, Ecologists had absolutley nothing to do with Y2K predictions.

    I wasn`t neccessarily saying ecologists were behind Y2K predictions. I was saying that, especially since the 60s, the 70s and the 80s, there have been soo many "doomsday" scientists abd `ecologists` that have predicted soo much crap that hasn`t come true or near to comming true, that I was surprised I didn`t see any of it.

    But you`re right. Quack `scientists` `doomsday-ecologists` or religious doomsday prophets shouldn`t be looked at seriously anyway.

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    KeBob Male 13-17
    637 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 9:39 pm
    wowo,some of those people are so naive
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    February 8, 2006 at 10:05 pm
    It`s not all that stupid. I mean, think about it. If you`re never had any sort of radio device, then the idea of it would be odd to you.
    Not that stupid, just a matter of not enough knowledge.
    But funny!
    I`ll bet the guy that turned down the beatles was fired.

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