2013 Failed Predictions of the World

2013 Failed Predictions of the World

1. The surprising resignation of Pope Benedict XVI…

2. The revelation of PRISM and the NSA spying scandal revealed by Ed Snowden, which is still arguably one of the biggest news stories of the year…

3. The meteor which exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It was the most powerful meteor to strike

4. Earth’s atmosphere in over a century…

5. The Boston Marathon bombings…

6. Typhoon Haiyan “Yolanda”, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record, which hit the Philippines and Vietnam, causing devastation with at least 5,653 dead…

7. Iran agreeing to limit their nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief…

8. William and Kate’s royal baby – a boy, named Prince George… (more details below)…

9. The Bronx train derailment…

10. The Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal, which was on just about every North American TV network…

11. The recovery of Amanda Berry, who was a 16-year-old girl when she went missing in 2003, and was rescued from an unassuming house in Cleveland. She was held captive for a decade. High-profile psychic (Sylvia Browne) told Berry’s mother in 2004 that she was dead.

12. Speaking of Sylvia Browne, she incorrectly predicted her own death. She thought she’d make it to 88, but died at 77.

13. A number of high profile deaths: Ed Koch, Hugo Chavez, Margaret Thatcher, Roger Ebert, Tom Clancy, Lou Reed, James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Lisa Robin Kelly, Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela