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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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trivia quiz  The Art of Being Wrong cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Feb 24 08

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
Snowman gold member
Feb 24 08
4404 plays
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trivia quiz  Brilliant Mistakes cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 02 17

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
Creedy gold member
Mar 02 17
543 plays
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trivia quiz  Prophecies, Slogans and War Cries cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, mstanaway, May 31 07

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
mstanaway
May 31 07
1428 plays
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trivia quiz  Wrong Calls, Euphemisms, and Plain Lies #1 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mstanaway, Jan 14 07

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
mstanaway
Jan 14 07
1920 plays
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trivia quiz  Wrong Predictions cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, root17, Jul 14 09

Predictions can be dangerous. They may come back to bite you!
Average
root17 gold member
Jul 14 09
1179 plays
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trivia quiz  Wrong Calls, Euphemisms, and Plain Lies #2 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mstanaway, Mar 24 07

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
mstanaway
Mar 24 07
1413 plays
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trivia quiz  Where's My Flying Car? Predictions Gone Wrong 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, wilbill, Oct 15 14

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
wilbill gold member
Oct 15 14
243 plays
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trivia quiz  How Did They Know? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Apr 23 13

People from all walks of life have made some amazingly accurate predictions that have come true. Here are ten of them.
Average
nmerr gold member
Apr 23 13
579 plays
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trivia quiz  Predictions that became Fictions 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rhyno53, Mar 29 14

Man has tried to predict what the future holds. Here are the people that made a few predictions that missed their mark.
Difficult
Rhyno53
Mar 29 14
429 plays
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trivia quiz  You're the Worst Predictor Ever 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Zippox, Aug 14 09

Even the smartest people sometimes come out with statements that they wish thay had never made. These are just a few choice examples.
Difficult
Zippox gold member
Aug 14 09
618 plays
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