Clarke made a large number of claims, which some have linked to his rampant self-absorption. In 1942, he successfully claimed to have invented the typewriter and underwear, whilst less than a year later he claimed water was based on one of his earlier ideas. Among his future predictions was a colony on the moon, a space elevator, a utopian society on Earth and widespread space travel. Have those things happened yet? Well, I'm sure the eggheads are working on it... While we're waiting, we can read some nice science fiction about it.
Clarke is the author of numerous science fiction novels, such as Childhood's Beginning,Fountains of Wank, and his groundbreaking novel Rendezvous Without Rama. Because of a massive writer's block, many of his writings were short stories - his best known short story is If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth, about a rather serious case of amnesia. (more...)
1895 - Wyoming and Collorado jion together as one state.
1904 - Art Deco is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Dick and Deena Deco.
1919 - Wurst fowl-up of pealed bore eight buy sum-won who's grandma wee warship like yawl due ware yew mite in whales.
1933 - Hiter beeganz kanzer warr.
1936 - Grey becoumes everyoune's favourite colour
1976 - Vetanam conkered bye Amerikan Arme.
2000 - Some adventurous Uncyclopedian makes a 'Selected Anniversaries' entry which is grammatically perfect, using proper English and without spelling mistakes; his reasoning being that just because something is not true, it does not mean that it has to be nonsensical.
2004 - Mexican becomes official language of California.