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Top 10 Crazy Predictions That Came True 

There are a lot of crazy predictions that came true, even though nobody believed them in the first place! 

Centuries ago, when Nostradamus was alive, he predicted a lot of stuff, but the world called him mad for that. However, in the end, most of the things turned out to be true, even if nobody believed them. But he is far from the only one who has predicted our world. Even the animated sitcoms knew what the future had in store for us, which makes us wonder.

What do iPads, debit cards, and moon landings have in common? Before any of them ever happened, they were all foretold by wise people more than a century ago. Curious about the crazy predictions that came true? Keep reading, because you’ll most likely be amazed by the end of the article.

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1. The sinking of the Titanic

One of the crazy predictions that came true was about the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic. And the interesting fact is that this particular prediction was made almost 19 years before the tragedy happened.

The one who claimed something bad would happen to a big ship is the journalist William Thomas Stead, and strangely enough, his storytelling matches the same situation as the Titanic. In 1886, he wrote a fictional story about a sinking ship that didn’t have enough lifeboats to save the people who were traveling with it.

This and another story published in the early 1890s mirror the tragedy of the Titanic in 1912, in which around 1,500 people perished. But what’s even stranger? Stead was one of the passengers on the Titanic who perished in the disaster.

2. Jules Verne pictured a man on the moon in 1865

Another event that is among the crazy predictions that came true is that more than 100 years before the first man put his foot on the moon, the famous author Jules Verne imagined a fictional story based on this. He described two men traveling to the moon aboard a cannonball in his renowned book, “From Earth to the Moon.” Verne even had the rocket launch take place in Florida, where the Kennedy Space Center is now.

3. The atomic bomb

Everybody remembers the tragic event that took place in Hiroshima in 1945, but very few people know that in 1914, H.G. Wells first mentioned these words. In his novel “The World Set Free,” Wells wrote about the devastating effects of an atomic bomb, even if nobody would have thought about this at that time.

He wrote everything in detail, starting with how the library, galleries, museums, and other imposing buildings were erased, and of course, the vast majority of humans. We assert that this book is among the most painfully written works of literature that the next generation must read. Unfortunately, this was among other crazy predictions that came true years later.

4. Mark Twain predicted his death in 1909

It’s fascinating how some people can sense future events even better than a fortune teller! This was the case with the widely known author Mark Twain, who said that when Halley’s Comet comes again, he will join it in eternity. And according to Albert Bigelow Paine, said he would be very disappointed if he didn’t. Weirdly enough, this was another crazy prediction that came true on April 21st, 1910, a day after the comet returned. Mark Twain also died.

5. James Dean’s death

Only his colleague, actor Alec Guinness, predicted it when star James Dean died in a vehicle accident at the young age of 23. In a 1977 BBC interview, he said that he had only ever met Dean once, in a Hollywood eatery.

Guinness was given a tour of Dean’s new vehicle, which he boasted could reach 150 mph. Little did he know that this would end in an accident, although James Dean was warned that if he went into that car, he would die. The scary thing is that this is one of those crazy predictions that came true because even the exact date was mentioned before it happened.

6. Trump’s presidency

This one is by far one of the funniest predictions on the list! Honestly! Mostly because it’s based on Trump’s presidency and the fact that it was mentioned in The Simpsons, which is even funnier for obvious reasons. If you enjoy watching this animation, you’re undoubtedly already aware of how many of their observations and prophecies came true.

In a 2000 episode of the show, Bart imagined Lisa as the next president of the United States, referencing President Trump as her predecessor.

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7. Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker’s dad

In a galaxy far, far away, it turned out that “I am your father!” This famous line from the Star Wars franchise, when Darth Vader told Luke Skywalker that he was his father, shocked the entire world at the time. And honestly, who would have thought about this? We were all rooting for Luke to get out of the battle safely, and all of a sudden we heard that line. No way, man!

However, the actor behind Darth Vader’s suit, David Prowse, talked about the movie in an interview when he accidentally let the cat out of the bag, revealing that in the next Star Wars movie, everybody will find out that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. Sheesh! What a bumpy ride!

8. Robert Boyle predicted organ transplants in the 1660s

One of the crazy predictions that came true 300 years after the first one was about organ transplants. The inventor of modern chemistry, Robert Boyle, anticipated “the cure of diseases by… transplantation” in a note he wrote in his private diary. Additionally, authorities praise Boyle for having foresight regarding aspirin, LSD, and sleeping medicines.

Interesting to point out is the fact that Robert Boyle also predicted that in the future we will be able to cure most of the deadliest diseases through transplant operations. Medicine has indeed evolved so much since then, but we haven’t miraculously cured everything with transplants. Yet transplants have made some deadly diseases less dangerous.

It’s kind of mind-blowing that he made such an assumption in 1660 when the medical community understood barely anything about how internal organs truly functioned!

9. Cellphones

The need for communication with family and friends was always something people looked forward to. Back in the 20th century, having a phone in your home was more like a luxury because it was a new thing, and for sure, it was highly expensive as well.

However, the one who made another prediction that came true was Nikola Tesla, who claimed that someday in the future people will walk with a phone in their pockets. Hah! Little did he know that in 2023, everybody will be basically glued to their phones, ignoring everything else that’s around them.

We guess that we can safely say this is one of the crazy predictions that came true, but we don’t know if it’s good or bad for humanity.

10. World War II

After WWI ended, everybody hoped there would never be another one. However, there were a lot of people, including Ferdinand Foch, who thought it would certainly be another one because, quoting his words, “This is an armistice for 20 years.” The disturbing part of this speech is that exactly 20 years and 68 days later, WWII officially started.

Are there any crazy predictions that came true but we forgot to mention? Tell us in the comments section.

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