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Apr302007

I want an oil-cream cone! (1954)

In 1954 Victor Cohn wrote the book 1999: Our Hopeful Future. Cohn, a well respected science and medical journalist, reportedly interviewed scientists and engineers at MIT while researching for his book.

Pink snow covered the ground in 1999. Farmers sprinkled dye to absorb sunlight, speed melting and advance planting ... For lunch the Futures ate wood steak, planked and loved it - all except Billy, who bawled, "I want an oil-cream cone." ... "Where's Susan?" said John. "Oh here she comes." "Hi," said the teen-ager. "Gosh, I'm not very hungry tonight." The gang stopped at Joe's Fly-in for plankton-burgers.

Quoted from the book Bad Predictions by Laura Lee.

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Instead of wood and oil, Americans eat corn. You can easily tell an American from a European by sampling his hair and measuring the C14 content. Americans look just like a corn chip

May 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBernard

Pink snow and plankton-burgers? I want my SpongeBob future!

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChuck Olsen

Corn grows on trees, therefore it is a wood.

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

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