Date: Thu, 22.07.21 02:05
Famous Last Words
"I know good mushrooms when I see them!"
"Don't worry, the ones that bark a lot don't bite."
"Bungee jumping is perfectly safe. Here, I'll show you."
"What do you mean 'Godzilla's at the door'?"
"Of course it's safe!"
"Is this gun loaded?"
"Hah, this curve is easy to drive through."
"What does 'Reactor-Overload imminent' mean?"
"How deep is this chasm?"
"There is no quicksand here."
"Yeah, that's right. I use a steel-cable to bungee-jump."
"Don't worry, you missed that plane by a mile."
"Why is this Toxic waste barrel bulging so much?"
"I fixed the brakes on this baby myself."
"Don't worry, I took gun safety"
"What's this button?"
"So, do you think the gorilla is sleeping or dead?"
"You dare me?"
"I think there's a world market for about 5 computers."
Thomas J. Watson, Chairman of the Board, IBM (around 1948)
"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project
"This fellow Charles Lindburg will never make it. He's doomed."
Harry Guggenheim, millionaire aviation enthusiast
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University,
(five days before the Crash of 1929)
"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
"God himself could not sink this ship."
Anonymous Titanic Deck Hand
"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific
"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office, 1899.
"Ha! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..."
'And for the tourist who really wants to get away
from it all - safaris in Vietnam' - Newsweek predicting
popular holidays for the late 1960's
'ALL THE PASSENGERS ARE SAFE' - Lancashire Evening Post
headline on their report of the Titanic sinking.
'Television won't last. Its a flash in the pan' - Mary
Somerville, pioneer of radio educational broadcasts, 1948.
'The Beatles? They're on the wane' - the Duke of Edinburgh
in Canada 1965. They went on to produce five albums and
eleven singles, most of which got to number One.
'Radio has no future' - Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society,
'Heavier than air flying machines are impossible' - Lord Kelvin.
President of the Royal Society,1890-5.
'X-Rays will prove to be a hoax'-Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal
"About this 'Liberty or Death' business, Mr. Henry. Isn't there some
reasonable position in between?"
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