Here’s a web page that was posted last year with a summary of predictions made by professional psychics for 2013. I could only find a few that actually came true, and these were all the kinds of predictions anyone could have made. For instance:
Daniel Day Lewis nominated for an Oscar for Lincoln.
In a quasi shake-up, Jimmy Fallon is named host of NBC-TV’s Tonight Show, replacing Jay Leno.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo re-elected; Gov. Chris Christie wins re-election in New Jersey.
College students will find it harder and harder to find jobs.
Shocking, I know! Who would have predicted any of these things, other than everybody?
Some psychics decided to go against the obvious and predict things like “the Red Sox will not be in the World Series” or “Surprising upsets at the Academy Awards: Bradley Cooper for best actor over Daniel Day Lewis. Sally Field for best actress. Lincoln for best picture and Quentin Tarantino for best director.” (None of which happened.)
Here are top stories of 2013 according to Yahoo News:
- Jodi Arias trial
- Boston Marathon bombing
- Royal baby birth
- George Zimmerman trial
- Syria Civil War
- North Korean Nuclear Threats
- New Pope
- Death of Nelson Mandela
- Paula Deen’s lawsuit
The only mention I could find of any of these was absolutely wrong:
Prince William and Kate will have a baby girl, whom many will believe is the reincarnation of Princess Diana.
Man, how do I apply for this job?