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many predictions have failed , these are the most bizzare ones I found on the web.

10.”Democracy will be dead by 1950.

John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of The Future, 1936.

9.”I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

Thomas Watson Senior, Chairman of IBM, 1943

8.  Chicago “psychic” Irene Hughes predicted that Vanna White and her husband would purchase a “haunted” mansion in Beverly Hills, from which they would flee in terror a week later. Madonna’s career would be interrupted by a “mystery illness,” but she would recover after having a religious vision and become a gospel singer.

7.“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.

6.“A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.” — New York Times, 1936.

5.“Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.” -– Alex Lewyt, president of vacuum cleaner company Lewyt Corp., in the New York Times in 1955.

4.“Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.” — Dr Dionysys Larder (1793-1859), professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London.

3.Charles Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist church believed that the world was going to end in 1794.

2“Ours has been the first [expedition], and doubtless to be the last, to visit this profitless locality.” Lt. Joseph Ives, after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861. 

1.What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense.» 

Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton’s steamboat, 1800s



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