13 Failed Predictions That Were So Wrong [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago in Misc

13 Innovations that have been scoffed at by men lacking foresight. They couldn"t have been more wrong, if they tried.
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Male 1,293
Yeah, AOL has done some pretty dumb things in its time, but buying HuffPo might be the dumbest. The former might survive, but I cannot see them subsidising HuffPo indefinitely, it makes no commercial sense.

5Cats is spot on. There are far more of these. There is even an aircraft carrier named after Foch, whose predictions would mean that such a thing would not exist.
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Male 37,865
It`s a lot easier to predict things wrongly than rightly...
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Male 7,123
I was out in the boonies for the eighties and when I got back to UK I thought buying bottles of water was a wierd aberration that wouldn`t last.
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Female 1,467
I thought mp3 players were lame and wouldn`t catch on because you HAVE to have a computer to load songs.
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Male 15,832
The last one is actually correct. HuffPo has yet to turn a profit. It`s apparently being propped up by donations -- probably from some rich liberal like George SoreAss.
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Male 1,060
Obama = Change ;)
I thought the ipad would flop, now I have two and so does everybody else.
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Male 11,740
Kree - Ruth was doing a little pitching in `18 and `19, but had started playing in the outfield in `17. He only pitched in 17 games in the early part of the `19 season, then he went to the outfield full time to focus on hitting. If he had played the whole season out there, he would have probably hit more than 29 that year. The next two years he almost doubled it, hitting 54 and 59.

CodeJockey - I was referring to the players and the ginormous discs, not the technology. I was also being sarcastic.
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Male 5,617
"I just knew that laser discs would never take off. "
No, big assed f*cking laser disk >>players<< never took off. The technology did just fine.
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Male 1,154
Freddy, I thought he broke the home run record by hitting 29 as a pitcher, and then they moved him over.
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Male 11,740
[quote]The babe ruth one confuses me. What does his hitting record have to do with the position he played? Pitchers hit just like everyone else.[/quote]

Not true. Pitchers have horrible batting averages compared to other players, and few home runs. If he had remained a pitcher he most likely would never have set the hitting records that he did.

Oh and I just knew that laser discs would never take off.


wait.....
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Male 2,711
Oh, SCfan, you are sooo clever! And so current, too!

(/sarc)
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Male 2,675
I thought CDs would never catch on.

Oops.
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Male 1,154
The babe ruth one confuses me. What does his hitting record have to do with the position he played? Pitchers hit just like everyone else.
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Male 2,085
Anything that spews from Al Gore`s mouth.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion, they got the date wrong. He made the comment in 1896.[/quote]

Right, I`ve found it now.

He rescinded the comment shortly afterwards, having seen the evidence. So it`s not much of a story, really. X-rays were a rather radical thing at the time, so it`s not surprising that people were sceptical about them.
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Male 662
Angilion, they got the date wrong. He made the comment in 1896.
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Male 2,578
Lord Kelvin said that the X-rays WILL prove to be a failure, so maybe he was commenting on what scientists were attempting to do involving X-rays.
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Male 38,507

1984 - I said Madonna was a one hit wonder but Cindy Lauper would be really really BIG. . . Go know.
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Male 12,365
X-rays were discovered in the mid 1890s. Roentogen...something like that. So how could Lord Kelvin have been commenting on them 10 years earlier?
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Female 8,044
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