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Zach
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Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


1. America will go totally metric by 1970.
2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980.
3. Soccer will be the most popular sport in the US by 1970.
4. People will reject the suburbs and live downtown.
5. Computers will replace the need for accountants.

Please feel free to add your own, even if you can't go back 50 years in your personal memory.







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jonboy
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


We will all be cruising in Jetson's style flying vehicles by now.





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HempHead
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Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


quote:

4. People will reject the suburbs and live downtown.


While not absolutely true, this is most definitely a growing trend.






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FT
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Member since Oct 2003
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quote:

Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


ODIO






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LSURussian
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


The world will be out of oil by 2010.





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Scruffy
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Number 1 should've happened. Not using metric is dumb as hell.





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wickowick
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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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quote:

2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980.

err, was aids even diagnosed in 1980?

quote:

4. People will reject the suburbs and live downtown.

This is happening. Its not like the suburbs are going away though. But downtown housing is booming in most large cities.






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Broketec
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


"Fair and balanced" - Fox News





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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Member since Mar 2012
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


Oil will be gone by early 21st century.





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TX Tiger
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Member since Jan 2004
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quote:

Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years

1. God exists
2. Jesus is your savior
3. Santa will slide down your chimney
4. 9/11 Commission Report
5. Warren Commission
6. Gulf of Tonkin






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DeltaDoc
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The Delta
Member since Jan 2008
8282 posts

re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


1. The world would be better off without religion.
2. Bill Clinton is secretly planning use of marshall law to get a third term.
3. Same as #2 above...but for Bush.
4. Same as #2 and #3 above...but for Obama.
5. Man bears more responsibility than sun activity for global warming and can necessarily control global warming.
6. GM has paid back the American people, with interest, years early.
7. Obamacare will help reduce the deficit or at least be deficit neutral.
8. The hole in the ozone is the greatest threat to mankind since the advent of nukes.



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Elcid96
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The Ice age is coming!!!





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Ace Midnight
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Member since Dec 2006
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-New Ice Age (1970s)

-The world will become a great big ball of fire (1990s)

(Same people told us both, BTW)

-Peak Oil

-Flying Cars/Jetpacks

-Iraq didn't use chemical weapons during Desert Storm/Desert Shield






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Elcid96
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Member since May 2010
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The lottery will solve our economic problems for the schools!

We can't reform welfare because people will die.


"I have saved or created xxxxx number of jobs" One of my favorites






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ZZTIGERS
Miami (OH) Fan
Member since Dec 2007
10951 posts

re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


4 out of 5 Dentists recommend Trident. Such bull shite. Trident is so overrated. Orbit gum PWNS Trident. Guarantee those dentists are being bought off.





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white perch
Louisville Fan
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Member since Apr 2012
2480 posts

re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


1. Elvis is dead
2. Disco is dead
3. Poptarts are a healthy breakfast alternative
4. There's more to life than football
5. Women can have orgasms too






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Taxing Authority
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Houston
Member since Feb 2010
21209 posts

re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


6. Acid rain will kill every forest on the planet by 1990.
7. The ozone hole will kill off humans by the year 2000.






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Diamondawg
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Mississippi
Member since Oct 2006
10129 posts

re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


quote:

err, was aids even diagnosed in 1980?

Not really. The first patient I can remember was in 1982 and it wasn't called HIV/AIDS then. It's been around for a long time but I think once it became as big a deal as it became, I think they retrospectively went back and labeled some mysterious deaths to HIV. Remember Jenny in Forrest Gump. "I'm sick Forrest." "I have a virus and they don't know what it is". I strongly suspect they were hinting that it was AIDS but that time line in the movie was probably 1977 or so.






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bradwieser
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Member since May 2008
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years


1. rubbing your eyes (while closed) is like taking a rock to glass lenses.

2. if you unraveled your intestines they would wrap around the earth.






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