How Forecasters Usually Get The Future Spectacularly Wrong [Headlines]

How Forecasters Usually Get The Future Spectacularly Wrong [Headlines]

The Guardian explores the worst predictions in history.

Dan Gould
  • 13 may 2011

The Guardian explores the worst predictions in history:

He was knighted by Mussolini for his prophetic meteorological skills and now internet rumours have revived acclaim for Raffaele Bendandi, an Italian seismologist who died in 1979 but decided that 11 May 2011 would be the day that Rome would be obliterated by an earthquake. His theory that the movement of the planets triggered seismic activity caused him to successfully predict an earthquake that killed 1,000 people in 1923. But Paola Lagorio, president of a foundation that is dedicated to Bendandi and preserves his archives, insisted he never forecast an earthquake in Rome on 11 May 2011.

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