Monday, February 09, 2009

'Who do you think I am? Nostradamus?'

I imagine those might be the words that Peter Lorie might utter today.

I've been selling all of my Mom's old books on Half.com, and tonight I stumbled across a book called "Nostradamus, The Millennium & Beyond: Prophecies to 2016" by Peter Lorie. It was published in 1993.

So, how'd they do? Here's some predictions that were woefully wrong...

• 1999: A new religion emerges
• 2004: A woman President in the U.S.
• 2002: Communism dies in China
• from pg. 123: "It seems that America will be in for a relatively calm period for 15 years from 1998..."
• 1996: A new French Pope, who will form a bond with Communist China.
Clearly they believed he wouldn't be reading this book that said they'd be having a major government paradigm shift in 6 years...
• Fires & earthquakes cause the Earth to shift it's axis of rotation in the early 21st century.

And finally, "Talking Dolphins." Well, there are still the 7 years between now and 2016...

4 comments:

Mark said...

This is awesome. We should make a bunch of prophecies just to see if any of them turn out to be right.

Jonathan Storment said...

Are you serious about the dolphins?

III said...

No joke. That was actually the final chapter in the book: "Talking Dolphins"

Lloyd said...

Talking dolphins is a thing of the past. didn't you ever watch SeaQuest, DSV?