Earth Day 2017: A look back at the fun prediction failures

April 22 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day!

And lets not forget – Earth day gave us great ideas for composting!

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  • Jaedo Drax

    Don’t forget, Hippy Lenin’s Birthday!

    https://cei.org/blog/earth-day-lenins-birthday-coincidence

    • Reader

      Born: April 22, 1870.

  • ntt1

    isn’t that earth day founder Ira einhorn? the guy that re-imagined composting in order to improve personal relationships?. He solved a stressfull relationship by simply killing his girl friend then sealing her body into an old chest freezer for a few years.

    • Clink9

      That was always the thing in the 60’s and 70’s.

      Nobody has those giant freezers anymore.

      • ntt1

        she was just a little thing thats why the devient hippy was able to kill her himself, he stuffed her into a closet sized chest freezer; again it was small enough he could move it alone. then he bravely ran off to germany and hid for several years.

  • Clink9

    My favorite comment:

    “You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’

    Well, they almost got it right. We still have plenty of gas…but all the pump jockeys have disappeared!”

  • ontario john

    I’m burning some old tires out back to celebrate. Then I’m going to have some baby seal burgers.

  • Alain

    Sorry but composting wasn’t from earth day, as my grandparents who farmed practised it long before along with all other rural people. Granted it wasn’t called composting, but that was exactly what it was. During the fall and winter all the manure was kept in a huge pile to compost or what was called ‘to rot’. it was then spread in the spring. All kitchen wastes were fed to pigs and chickens and some times the farm dogs depending on what it was. This is why I do get annoyed when I hear some armchair urban ‘environmentalist’ claim that prior to them, no such practices existed.