In 1894, the growing popularity of horse-drawn carriages led journalists at London’s Times newspaper to predict what would happen to the city in fifty years time?

Answer: They estimated that by 1944 London would inevitably be buried in nine feet of horse manure. Luckily for Londoners the invention of the combustion engine averted this odious and repugnant outcome.

Source: Markets Never Forget by Kenneth L. Fisher

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