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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.
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1 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 Q
mstanaway
Mar 24 07
1386 plays
2 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 Q
Snowman
Feb 24 08
3864 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 Q
mstanaway
May 31 07
1386 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 Q
mstanaway
Jan 14 07
1878 plays
5 Wrong Predictions
Predictions can be dangerous. They may come back to bite you!
Average
10 Q
root17
Jul 14 09
930 plays
6 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 Q
wilbill
Oct 15 14
201 plays
7 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 Q
nmerr
Apr 23 13
519 plays
8 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 Q
Rhyno53
Mar 29 14
393 plays
9 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 Q
Zippox
Aug 14 09
579 plays
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Last Updated Feb 06 15 3:11 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* 'We have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down'.
* 'I am not a crook'.
* 'The______________ will sell us the rope with which we will hang them'.
* In the latter half of the 20th century Communist China underwent a number of ideological upheavals which were given uplifting slogans somewhat at odds with their outcome. Which of these came first?
* During the settlement of the old west promoters encouraged settlers with the slogan '__________ follows the plough'.


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