12 Bad Opinions Throughout History

History is full of people who don't know what they were talking about.

Geoffrey Goldenby Geoffrey Golden

Hindsight is 20/20, but some people’s future-sight is so bad, they should be wearing really strong prescription future-glasses… or something. Anyway, history’s quote books are full of pitiful prognostications, which the folks at The Week have collected into a Bad Opinion Generator. Marvel at these 12 bad opinions throughout history:



America cheered when that super-strong space hummingbird finally landed on Mars.


New States

After all, if you have a New Mexico, you’re gonna want the Old Mexico.



My dad is a magician—I mean, radiologist.


Women Voters

So crazy ladies, get to the polls!



If someone predicts the opposite of this, will that make this version of the world come true?


Francis Ford Coppola

Then he went on record saying Godfather III was gonna be awesome.


Vacation Destinations

Back your ammo, kids!



Ladies’ Home Journal does it again!


Self-Help Books

Thank goodness for the Author Police.


James Cameron’s New Movie

If he ever makes a 3D sci-fi movie about cat people, that’ll bomb too.


Upcoming Disaster

Unless you were watching one of the summer TV movies about Y2K.


Hillary Clinton

They're not calling this The Hillenium for nothing.


Geoffrey Golden is the Editor in Chief of The Devastator: The Quarterly Comedy Magazine For Humans! Header via.