Strange Statements and Apocryphal Claims

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The Parable of the Horseshit

In the 1890s, New Yorkers thought their future would be filled with animal dung. (In fact, not only that but also dead horses.) This is more commonly known as The Great Manure Crisis and termed “The Parable of the Horseshit” by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker. One of the predictions was that by the 1930s, New York City would be filled with horse dung up to three stories high.

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Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible

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Everything that can be invented has been invented... in 1901

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Valerie Dela Cruz

Valerie Dela Cruz


Mathematics, books, and writing | With a penchant for self-reflection | Born and raised in the Philippines, lived in New Zealand, based in London