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Boy of 12 who was the Nostradamus of 1913

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It was the year King George V was on the throne, the Morris Oxford two-seater car went on sale and frustrated suffragettes set fire to public property.

Against this backdrop, a 12-year-old schoolboy turned his thoughts to the future – and wrote down a list of predictions about life in the year 2000.

Edgar Codling, of Hillington, Norfolk, believed that by the turn of the century, aeroplanes would be as common as cars and bicycles would be cheap.

And he predicted a boom in leisure travel as well as an increase in affordable popular newspapers.

In 1913, just a year before the First World War broke out, Edgar wrote in a school essay: ‘In the year 2000AD bicycles will be produced for a small sum of money.

‘Aeroplanes will be seen floating in the air and will become as common as motorcars.

‘They will be used for business and enjoyment too. Newspapers will be very cheap.’

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‘Perhaps the suffragettes will get their vote, but probably they will not,’ he wrote.

That is a pretty low bar for Nostradamus when you can guess like that...

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OMG as if you've hyped up this story! He "predicted" that planes would be as common as cars... well they are not, he "predicted" bikes would be cheap, at this point assembly lines were already being used and he'd probably just had a lesson about them. And he predicted women might or might not have the vote wow. I predict we might or might not have time travel by the year 3000

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WHO COULD OF KNOWN?

Seriously, why is this a story?

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LIEK OH EM GEE DUM KID...Allright i felt like i had to go with the flow and say what just about every member essentially posted

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These predictions are very dry and vague. How come UM's stories have been getting so stale lately? I want something fresh and juicy.

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Wow! Newspapers are cheap and paperboys deliver them on bicycles. Freaking uncanny!

If something is unusual it's uncanny. If it's totally normal, is it canny? Is a happy postal worker gruntled?

If women flew around in airplanes would we call them suffrajets?

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Not much of a list more like a half arsed guess at the future. :blink:

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Yeah.... I know Daniel mentioned it... but... pretty much everyone I knows owns a car. I'm not sure having a lot of airlines in the world counts as "planes being as common as cars"

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Hum, have any of you priced a bike lately? Not cheap.

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lol its funny that after all the millions of dollars on the table right now and has been for years not even one person can prove they hold any kind of ability what so ever ..i see a pattern emerging

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He was proabably reading HG Wells two novels which predicted the future. THE WAR IN THE AIR came out in 1906 and predicted the coming of the World War where airplanes and airships would play an important role. In THE WORLD SET FREE published in 1914 he described for the first time the atomic bomb. He predicted a nuclear war in Europe in the 1950s where all the major cities would be destroyed after atomic bombs were dropped from air planes.

On prediction this kid was wrong tht bikes would be cheaper at the end of the century. Really? the last time I was in a bike store they ran into the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars

Unfortunately,both of his novels are not well known so the media tries to make a little kid into some great psychic.

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yep, Im getting visions right now, lemme get my paper and write em down....

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