The most idiotic statements and predictions in history

Feb - 2 - 2012

We represent you the top ten most ridiculous predictions and statements ever uttered famous engineers, doctors, manufacturers …

“It was the first, and certainly the last expedition in this useless place.” These are the words of Lieutenant Joseph Ives, after he uttered an expedition to the Great Grand Canyon in 1861. Today, five million people annually visit this “useless space”

“HIV – Not Cause AIDS.” In 1988, a reckless statement of Peter Dyursberg, at that time one of the world’s most respected microbiologists.

“People will never build a bigger plane” . So said the engineer, The Boeing Company after flying a Boeing 247, which could accommodate 10 passengers.

“You’d better be a secretary or marry than to do it” . Council to model Marilyn Monroe in 1944.

“You’re crazy if you think that we are looking for oil” . Travel Partners Edwin Drake was completely confused by this “stupid idea”, while Drake soon became the first person to start drilling oil wells in the U.S. in 1859.

“We do not like their sound, and this guitar has long been out of fashion” . The biggest mistake of publishing house Grandpa Recording, made ​​in 1962, after all these words, the refusal was to the Beatles .

“The phone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication” . Statement Western Union, made ​​in 1876. A little bit wrong …

“I think there is a world market for perhaps five computers ..” . The words of Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, uttered in 1943.

“Television will not survive long, because people quickly get tired of looking at one point …” Incredibly stupid statement, moreover, directly related to their own areas, it’s words in 1957, Lee de Forest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the electronic Lamp ..

“I see no reason for anyone to want to have in their home personal computer” . The most idiotic statement in our list, written by Ken Olson, president and founder of Digital Equipment. And he said it’s not so long ago, in 1977 .

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