During the reign of King George V, Edgar Codling wrote down a series of predictions about the future.
The 12-year-old predicted that by the year 2000, planes would be as common as cars, bicycles would be cheap, that there would a boom in leisure travel and that there would also be an increase in affordable newspapers. While these may not seem like huge leaps in forethought, for a 12-year-old almost one hundred years ago the predictions were exceedingly accurate.
"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."
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Source: Daily Mail
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