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The Art of Being Wrong

Humor - Bizarrely inaccurate statements made by scientists and engineers.

"Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 BC at nine o''clock in the morning."
Professor John Lightfoot, Vice-chancellor of Cambridge University

"Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia."
Dr Dionysus Lardner (1793-1859), professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London.

"Animals, which move, have limbs and muscles. The earth does not have limbs and muscles; therefore it does not move."
Scipio Chiaramonti, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at the University of Pisa (1633).

"[Television] won''t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get
tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
Darryl F. Zanuck, head of 20th Century-Fox in 1946.

"What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?"
The Quarterly Review, England (March 1825)

h Century-Fox in 1946.

"What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?"
The Quarterly Review, England (March 1825)


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