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25 Worst Predictions Ever



March 10th, 2014 by in History with 3,387 Views

 

Variety magazine, 1955

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Charles Darwin, writing in the foreword to On the Origin of Species, 1859

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Economist Irving Fisher in October 1929, three days before the stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

A Decca Records executive to the band’s manager, Brian Epstein, following an audition in 1962. He continued: “We don’t like your boys’ sound. Groups are out. Four-piece groups with guitars, particularly, are finished.”

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Time magazine, 1968

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of the Future, 1936

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Margaret Thatcher, Oct. 26, 1969

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Guglielmo Marconi, pioneer of radio, writing in Technical World magazine, October 1912

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Kaiser Wilhelm II to German troops at the outset of World War One, August 1914

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

Surgeon General of the United States William H. Stewart, speaking to the U.S. Congress in 1969

A Few Predictions That Were Totally Off-Base

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