15 Impossibly Silly Predictions Made By Very Serious People

We all call our shots once in a while, but few people find themselves in a position to be so intensely, jaw-droppingly wrong as these folks:

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TV won't last 6 months. 2OTH CENTURY FOX CRACKED COM Studio exec Darryl Zanuck predicted that people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box

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Michael Jordan won't carry this franchise. CHICAGO BULLS GM TLLS CRACKED.COM General Manager Rod Thorn was almost apologetic that there was no one tal

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Smoking's probably fine. NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE CRACKED COM W.C. Heuper, director of the institute's Environmental Cancer Section, was pretty darn

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Audiences don't want tO hear actors. A WARNER BRO. H.M. Warner thought silent movies were the height of cinema: Who the hell wants to hear actors tal

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Movies are a fad. CHARLIE CHAPLIN CRACKED COM Before becoming a silent film star, Chaplin declared what audiences want to see is flesh and blood on t

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The telephone has no legs. WESTERN UNION CRACKED COM In an internal memo, employees were told that the telephone shouldn't be 'seriously considered a

Source: Marketing Communications: An Integrated Approach

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Brick-and-mortar stores have nothing to worry about. TIME MAGAZINE CRACKED.COM Their 1966 prediction that remote shopping will flop was based on the

Source: Time

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The Beatles have no future in showbiz. DECCA RECORDS An impressively shortsighted record exec expounded that four-piece groups with guitars, particul

Source: DailyMail

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Nothing bad will happen to the stock market. IRVING FISHER CRACKED.GOM 3 days before the stock market crash, an American economist declared that stock

Source: Federal Reserve History

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We'll go full Flintstones. Tb Find Some Use For Every Wild Animal Man's Steadily Increasing Need for More Space Will Eventually Force Untamed Beasts t

26 Really Inaccurate Predictions About The Future

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We'll all get tired of the internet. ROBERT METCALFE The guy who co-invented Ethernet predicted the internet would go supernova, and in 1996 will cat

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Rail commuters will suffocate. DIONYSIUS LARDNER CRACKED COM The professor at University College, London, was convinced that high-speed trains were si

26 Really Inaccurate Predictions About The Future

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There's simply no demand for YouTube. YOUTUBE COFOUNDER Cofounder and CTO Steve Chen once said there's just not that many videos I want to watch. St

Source: Telegraph

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