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"Prediction is very difficult. Especially about the future." So said physicist, Niels Bohr. There have been plenty of people determined to prove him right and many of them can be found here.   

There are 10 quizzes and 100 trivia questions in this category.
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1
The Art of Being Wrong

Predicting the future is at best brave and at worst foolhardy. Time is a harsh mistress and many of the subjects of this quiz have not been treated well.
Average (10 qns)
Snowman
4140 plays
2
Brilliant Mistakes

The men quoted in this quiz were all brilliant in their own right - but their quotes about scientific proposals from others were definitely not. Here are ten of these. Have fun.
Easy (10 qns)
Creedy
Mar 02 17
339 plays
3
Prophecies, Slogans and War Cries

Some statements have gone down in history as reflecting the mood of their time. See what you know about the context in which these well known quotes appeared.
Difficult (10 qns)
mstanaway
1419 plays
4
Wrong Calls, Euphemisms, and Plain Lies #1

Some clangers of historic proportions have been made over the years. See if you can identify who made these statements, fill in the missing word, or the context of these little beauties!
Tough (10 qns)
mstanaway
1911 plays
5
Wrong Predictions

Predictions can be dangerous. They may come back to bite you!
Average (10 qns)
root17
1092 plays
6
Wrong Calls, Euphemisms, and Plain Lies #2

Man's capacity for understatement and deception never ceases to amaze. Here are some more examples along these lines. Just identify the context or supply the missing word.
Tough (10 qns)
mstanaway
1404 plays
7
Where's My Flying Car? Predictions Gone Wrong

I read "Popular Mechanics" magazine as a kid and they told me that we'd soon have cars that could turn into airplanes, allowing us to fly over the gridlocked traffic. There have been other erroneous prediction made by "experts". Here are a few.
Tough (10 qns)
wilbill
237 plays
8
How Did They Know?

People from all walks of life have made some amazingly accurate predictions that have come true. Here are ten of them.
Average (10 qns)
nmerr
567 plays
9
Predictions that became Fictions

Man has tried to predict what the future holds. Here are the people that made a few predictions that missed their mark.
Difficult (10 qns)
Rhyno53
423 plays
10
You're the Worst Predictor Ever

Even the smartest people sometimes come out with statements that they wish thay had never made. These are just a few choice examples.
Difficult (10 qns)
Zippox
600 plays
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