The future turned out a whole lot differently than people expected. For example, Simon Newcomb, a Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician, said: "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible." 18 months later, the Wright Brothers flew a Kittyhawk. To prove that you can't reallyknow what's going to happen, Bored Panda has compiled a list of things that seemed OK at the time, but have become ridiculously absurd. Like, diet candy AYDS. Or acceptance speeches thanking Harvey Weinstein. Scroll down to check out the entries and if they're not enough, fire up Bored Panda's earlier compilation of 30 Posts From The Past That Did Not Age Well.

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Sally Appleton 3 weeks ago

Sounds great, can't wait to use it!

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Looking at the past in good on a personal level, too. "Self-Reflective Awareness (SRA) is a 'meta-cognitive' ability, meaning that it involves thinking about and reflecting on one’s own mental processes," Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., wrote. "Someone with good SRA is able to generate a narrative of self that is complex, clear, and multifaceted and is able to communicate that narrative in a way that allows others a much better understanding of where one is coming from."

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Blows

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Jo Choto 3 weeks ago

Originally, Apple's whole point was to bring computing to the people at a low cost. Boy, did they do a 180 on that philosophy.

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There are a number of different facets to SRA, including knowingnow your family story and developmental history, understanding your needs, motivations, and emotions, understanding your defenses and how you handle criticism, understanding your strengths, and weakneses, understanding your beliefs/values and worldview, knowing your pupose in life and how you make meaning, knowing how others see you, knowing the 'cultural bubble' that you live in. Exploring these areas can dramatically increase the results of one's self-reflection.

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

Magic mineral that will magically give you all sorts of symptoms

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This may all sound very complex, but, at its simplest, reflection is about careful thought. It gives the brain an opportunity to pause, untangle and sort through observations and experiences, consider multiple possible interpretations, and create meaning. And every little bit counts. Research by Giada Di Stefano, Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and Bradley Staats in call centers showed that employees who spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting about what they learned performed 23% better after 10 days than those who didn't.

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My Friend Found This In Our School Work

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

"Very unlikely", sure I believe you Zuckerberg

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#5

Hitler Tamed By Prison (New York Times, 1924)

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

If only ...

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#6

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"Going through old slides and found this eerily prophetic pic of my brother, captured late summer 2000"

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Sally Appleton 3 weeks ago

Timmy you motherfucker

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#7

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Hans 3 weeks ago

today: "Oh these kids should be on the street selling crack, not watching Bill Cosby."

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Pan Da 3 weeks ago (edited)

He might not be wrong: it's not because the chances are low that it won't happen. AKA Murphy's Law

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

Yes what a marvelous job she did...

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#10

Babies Named Daenerys

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

Also babies named Khaleesi

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#11

Oof

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mr toto 3 weeks ago

oh boy...

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#12

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

Well, I guess it's not wrong that AIDS helps you lose weight and keep it off. I wouldn't recommend it though

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The Episode Of Seinfeld Where Elaine Is Dating A Guy Who Shares A Name With A Murderer. He Keeps Getting Mistaken For Him So She Gets Him To Change His Name. She Picks Up A Sports Magazine And Is Trying To Find A Name For Him In There, And Comes Up With "Oj" (Simpson, She Was Referring To). The Episode Was From 93, The Murders Happened 94

The episode of Seinfeld where Elaine is dating a guy who shares a name with a murderer. He keeps getting mistaken for him so she gets him to change his name. She picks up a sports magazine and is trying to find a name for him in there, and comes up with "OJ" (Simpson, she was referring to). The episode was from 93, the murders happened 94.

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kathryn stretton 3 weeks ago

Mmmm. Got away with it didn't he?

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#14

This Dictionary

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

Sadly this is still relevant, however it would not be used as an example

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Sally Appleton 3 weeks ago

Bet they're all dead now

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#16

All The Acceptance Speeches Thanking Weinstein

All the acceptance speeches thanking Weinstein

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Hans 3 weeks ago

Tells you about the hypocrisy of such speeches.

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Hans 3 weeks ago

Alas.

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#18

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Hans 3 weeks ago

Ouch

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#19

Marissa Mayer Promises “No To Screw Up” Tumblr After Buying It For $1.1b In 2013...

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Demi Zwaan 3 weeks ago

Awww, that is so cute. And they so did screw it up.

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#20

There Was An Interview With Kevin Spacey Working With Kids And He Said He Was Always Looking For The Shy Kid In The Corner

There was an interview with Kevin spacey working with kids and he said he was always looking for the shy kid in the corner.

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

He just didnt explain why he was doing that

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The Edmonton Swastikas, A Canadian Girls' Hockey Team. C. 1916 (See Comment For Links)

The Edmonton Swastikas, a Canadian girls' hockey team. c. 1916

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Pokemon sa 3 weeks ago

The shape symbolizes eternal cycling, a theme found in samsara doctrine of Buddhism , it sits on a flat edge instead of the Swastika that sits on the tip

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#22

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Illustration form a Mad Magazine 30 years ago

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Pamela24 3 weeks ago

This doesn't belong here but it's still funny as hell! :D

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Janine B. 3 weeks ago

Sad.

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danielw 3 weeks ago

So... this is why trump has diarrhea of the keyboard. It was the only way he could beat Obamma....

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#25

Those Shareable Facebook Posts Saying You Are Legally Proclaiming That Facebook Can’t Use Your Personal Information

Those shareable Facebook posts saying you are legally proclaiming that Facebook can’t use your personal information

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Tiari 3 weeks ago

They were bullshit even back then.

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki 3 weeks ago

Too bad it can't come back as a force ghost.

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#27

You All Will Use Google +

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki 3 weeks ago

They never specify when you will stop using it.

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Jared Fogle's Subway Ads

Jared Fogle's Subway ads

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B 3 weeks ago

That fake grin tho... X,D

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#29

The Japanese Landlord In Breakfast At Tiffany's

The Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Beverly 3 weeks ago

God, that was a terrible caricature. Makes one cringe to think about it.

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#30

The Food Pyramid

The food pyramid

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Demi Zwaan 3 weeks ago

So, what is wrong here?

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#31

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

But he was a leto-down

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#32

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

She still has a bright future, just because she's struggled with drug addiction doesn't mean the rest of her life is ruined

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The Whole "Cousins" Thing They Pulled In The English Dub Of Sailor Moon Back In The Day With Haruka And Michiru (Named "Amara" And "Michelle" In The Dub), Who Were Originally Written As A Lesbian Couple. I Know That Lesbian Couples In A Kid's Show Would Have Been A Big Deal At The Time That It Came Out, But Looking Back Now, They Really Did A Piss-Poor Job At Trying To Make Their Relationship Not Seem Romantic While Also Claiming They Were Related

The whole "cousins" thing they pulled in the english dub of Sailor Moon back in the day with Haruka and Michiru (named "Amara" and "Michelle" in the dub), who were originally written as a lesbian couple.

I know that lesbian couples in a kid's show would have been a big deal at the time that it came out, but looking back now, they really did a piss-poor job at trying to make their relationship not seem romantic while also claiming they were related

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

Yes I lovingly hold hands with my cousin too... This is so homophobic, trying to pass them off as cousins

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Charlotte 3 weeks ago

So does this make him any less of a brilliant actor? Did Michael Jackson's music become any less iconic and groundbreaking after the whole Neverland scandal?

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After The Show Ended, He Said That He Was Drunk During The Interview

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Rabbit Carrot 3 weeks ago

To be fair in the book the character is pure evil and he gave that interview before they turned the character into the comedy pirate for the TV show. He probably assumed he’d get to play the book version. Totally not his fault.

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#36

Older TV Shows That Joke About Psychologists And Don’t Take Them Seriously. I’m Looking At You Gilmore Girls

Older tv shows that joke about psychologists and don’t take them seriously. I’m looking at you Gilmore Girls

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago (edited)

I hate shows/movies that portray going to the psychologist as a bad thing, something only "crazy" people do. That holds up the stigma of mental illness and might make people not seek professional help because "they're not crazy"

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#37

This Slogan For The Movie Airplane

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Pamela24 3 weeks ago

I don't get it...

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago (edited)

I read somewhere that if you figure in inflation, Avatar is still higher grossing than Endgame; and also if you look at the number of ticket sales. But they desperately did everything they could to dethrone Avatar (launching campaigns, using social media, bringin Endgame fans to buy more then one ticket and to beg their friend to also buy tickets, ...). Honestly, who cares. Both are Disney movies anyway

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