12 Terrible Things Experts Predicted (That Never Happened)

Scientists say a lot of scary stuff, and we usually take them at their word because, well, science and shit, you know? But for all their fancy research equipment and fancy white coats and fancy IQs, a lot of that scary stuff is actually just kind of dumb.

For example ...

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David Nabbaro, a prominent expert at the World Health Organization, warned in 2005 that an outbreak of avian flu was imminent and could kill up to 150

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X-RAYS SAVE LIVES FROM Cancer, Clogged Arteries, AND MORE. I'T'S A GOOD THING THEY DIDN'T TURN OU'T TO BE A HOAX, AS PREDICTED BY LORD KELVIN, AN EMIN

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12 Terrible Things Experts Predicted (That Never Happened)

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We're talking about kids who have absolutely no respect for human life ... They kill or maim on impulse, without any intelligible motive ... The buzz

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Meteorologist Albert Porta believed a sunspot like a vast wound on the side of the sun would destroy the Earth on December 17, 1919. e To eine Diagr

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FRENCH ASTRONOMER CAMILLE FLAMMARION ANNOUNCED THE CYANOGEN GAS IN THE TAIL OF HALLEY'S COMET WOULD DESTROY ALL LIFE AS THE COMET PASSED EARTH IN 1910

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Before the first test of the nuclear bomb, some scientists were concerned about triggering a chain reaction, ending the world by setting the whole atm

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In 1968, respected biologist Paul Ralph Ehrlich predicted that all animal life in the ocean would be extinct by September, 1979. This picture was take

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In 1974, astrophysicist John Gribbin predicted in his book The Jupiter Effect that on March 10 1982, an unusual alignment of planets would occur, caus

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Entry by Andrea Meno

of In 1899, astronomer Rudolph Falb predicted the comet of 1866 would destroy the world on November 17, 1899. F'NTISTS P*ICHDT THAT TH: CoME'T oP 1v

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In 2000, British scientist David Viner predicted that snow would become so rare within a few years that children just aren't going to know what snow

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In 2008, Professor Otto Rossler filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights to prevent activation of the Large Hadron Collider, citing con

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