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For Sale: Large Rock, Ample Water, Ready To Move In (In 50 – 75 years)

Astronomers have uncovered what could be the first Class M planet outside our solar system, and it’s in our own neighborhood too! Discovery News has the details, but it all boils down to “Location, Location, Location!”

Posted in News April 24th, 2007 by Mystik
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Ladies Home Journal Y2K Predictions

In December 1900, the Ladies Home Journal published a list of predictions for the year 2000. Some of them are pretty accurate, some, uh, less so. It’s interesting to reflect that when these predictions were made, the Wright Brothers’ first flight was still three years away, let alone all the other technological advances since then.

Prediction #7: There will be air-ships, but they will not successfully compete with surface cars and water vessels for passenger or freight traffic. They will be maintained as deadly war-vessels by all military nations. Some will transport men and goods. Others will be used by scientists making observations at great heights above the earth.

Prediction #9: Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. If there be a battle in China a hundred years hence snapshots of its most striking events will be published in the newspapers an hour later. Even to-day photographs are being telegraphed over short distances. Photographs will reproduce all of Nature’s colors.

Prediction #16: There will be No C, X or Q in our every-day alphabet. They will be abandoned because unnecessary. Spelling by sound will have been adopted, first by the newspapers. English will be a language of condensed words expressing condensed ideas, and will be more extensively spoken than any other. Russian will rank second.

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Posted in Ephemera April 24th, 2007 by Chip
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