Nikola Tesla may have been a brilliant inventor / engineer and one of the most famous futurists in the world, but he had a serious prediction wrong when he predicted that people would stop drinking coffee in the 21st century.
In a 1935 article, Tesla wrote that 21st century people would know better than polluting their bodies with harmful substances like caffeine and nicotine. What about alcohol? Let's just say Tesla had a much more generous view of drinking.
Join Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy as she digs up 25 bold predictions from the past – some bizarre, some ridiculously funny, and some of them just plain wrong ̵
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