Predictions for the Year 2000

We found these fascinating predictions for what might happen in the next hundred years in the archives of Ladies' Home Journal -- read on to see what came true and what did not.

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Ladies' Home Journal

A Walk Back in Time

In 1900, Ladies' Home Journal ran a story, "What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years," written by a man who consulted the great male minds of science. The predictions ran the gamut from the size of strawberries to the height of the average American to the relative cost of horses vs. automobiles. They say hindsight is 20/20 -- while these predictions were crafted in all seriousness over 100 years ago, they surprise and amuse us in this day and age. Take a walk back in time with us and have a chuckle.

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