Why do people make predictions? What was the first prediction? And why do we give them any credence whatsoever?
The first end of the world prediction was recorded one second after the Big Bang and since then it has become the daddy of all predictions with, to date, no one getting it right. And human beings have been around for about 200,000 years, with very little evolutionary difference, and yet we still haven't developed X-Ray eyes or the ability to fly.
In this book, Baddiel and Zucker examine the predictions that have been made since the dawn of time on a variety of subjects, from the end of the world and the human body, to global warming, robots in the workplace, teleportation and space exploration. With a witty and fresh tone, they examine how these predictions came about and why, and rate them for retrospective accuracy.
Fed up with the near impossible challenge of finding parking spaces in English cities, Jonny Zucker designed and built his own 'Tiny' Car. Fast enough to get him from London to Carlisle in eight minutes, but small enough to fit into his jacket pocket, the Tiny Car has revolutionised his life. With a patent pending, the car can be parked anywhere in mainland Europe. Since he made the prototype, offers have come flooding in from around the world. Unfortunately these were all spam - offering him the chance to buy timeshares in Latvian coastal properties. He thinks that driving is 'good' but feels walking may be a tad more environmentally friendly. In addition Jonny Zucker has written over 30 books and has performed over 100 stand up comedy gigs.http://www.jonnyzucker.co.uk/
Ivor Baddiel started driving at the age of 4 months, before he could even walk. Or talk for that matter. He became the Formula 1 world champion when he was 7, a title he has retained every year to the present day, making him the better than best ever greatest driver of all time, ever. He is also the current 500cc motorbike world champion, Trucker of the Year, Mr Milk Float and recently won the Tour De France on a pogo stick. Last week he joined the Labour party and is already being tipped to succeed Tony Blair as Prime Minister, a post he will probably hold forever. He was recently voted The Best At Everything In the World Ever. As well as the above, Ivor Baddiel has written 13 books and writes extensively for television and radio where he has worked with the likes of Stephen Fry, Ant and Dec, Johnny Vaughn, Dara O' Brian, Joan Rivers, Vernon Kay, James Nesbitt and Jerry Springer.https://twitter.com/Ivorbaddiel