But you know what? We’re still going, still pumping, and still driving. Despite all the dire predictions, we didn’t exhaust the oil supply in the 80’s as they predicted, and we didn’t use it up in the 90’s, and new sources are still being discovered.
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Contributed by Mark Suter on Sep 16, 2006
I got my driver’s license early in 1974, and some of you remember that was right around the time of the first Arab oil embargo. That wasn’t the best time for a young guy to start driving, because after all, the price of gas shot up to 50 or 60 cents a gallon, and that’s when the speed limit was ...read more
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Jan 3, 2015
The book The World’s Worst Predictions lists some of history’s all-time prophetic goofs. King George II said in 1773 that the American colonies had little stomach for revolution. An official of the White Star Line, speaking of the firm’s newly built flagship, the Titanic, launched in 1912, ...read more