Redbull hot-air balloon skydiver guy’s parachute will accumulate ice crystals and therefore his parachute won’t open right away. He will be maimed, but not killed.

FALSE!

Felix Baumgartner’s jump from super-high altitude went off with no major issues.

Prediction was to be opened in April, 2015 however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Bowling will make a comeback as a recreational activity

FALSE!

Prediction was to be opened in April, 2015 however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Alex and Ryan and Matt will make a book

FALSE!

Prediction was to be opened in January, 2015 however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on February 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Oh, guess what? Animals are way more intelligent than people thought and everyone feels like a jerk now.

FALSE!

There hasn’t been any new research to suggest animals on the whole are smarter than previously thought, and very few people seem to feel bad about it anyway.

Prediction was to be opened in January, 2015 however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on February 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Cigarettes will be banned in Ontario (or taxed heavily)

FALSE!

Cigarettes were already taxed heavily, and they have not been banned.

Prediction was to be opened in December, 2014, however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on December 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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People will start memorizing passages of books for fear that books will eventually become obsolete due to e-books (Fahrenheit 451 reference)

FALSE!

e-book use has declined since this prediction was made and nobody memorizes anything anymore. not even phone numbers.

Prediction was to be opened in December, 2014, however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on December 30, 2009 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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90’s Retro will be omnipresent

TRUE!

Evidence: cassette tapes, Fuller House, etc.

Prediction was to be opened in December, 2014, however it was not opened and verified until January 21, 2017.

Published in: on December 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Corner stores will not longer be called Corner Stores :(

FALSE!

Verified: July 9, 2009

Published in: on December 17, 2008 at 11:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Facebook will become so immoral people will consider backlashing / unionizing

FALSE!

Verified: July 9, 2009

Update:

It took some time but in 2010 there were a number of online protests and a movement among facebook users to demand greater transparency, control over personal information, and limits to what the corporation could do with users information (March 19, 2011).

Published in: on December 17, 2008 at 11:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Facebook will include videophone options

FALSE!

Verified: July 9, 2009

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