They were right.
We can laugh at the conspiracy theories and assume the people making the absurd conjecture, cranks and dreamers, but then, there are those who manage to prove his innocence and to anticipate future events. Today we will talk about such people.
Accused lance Armstrong in doping, he was right. But at first no one believed him.
German scientist Alfred Wegener was the first who spoke about continental drift. On his hypothesis for a long time laughed, Alfred’s idea was called ridiculous, however, his innocence became apparent with the invention of sonar which allowed to deal with mapping the ocean floor.
A doctor from Hungary, Ignatz suggested the physicians wash their hands often to prevent infection. He was literally laughed at. Seriously Semmelweis began to see only with the advent of microbial theory. Unfortunately, Ignaz died long before this, unrecognized and ridiculed.
Her daughter, Azaria, disappeared during a family tour to the rock of Uluru in Australia. In court, Lindy said that her daughter was taken away and eaten by wild dogs Dingo. Her story felt implausible, and Lindy was convicted of murder. Only 30 years later was able to prove that a Dingo really ate her baby.
Claimed that he was being watched by the FBI. Was right.
People, suggesting that the consumption of citrus saves you from scurvy
This honour belongs to many people, whose names history has not preserved – it was in the XV century. Seriously, these statements were treated only with the discovery of the role of vitamins in the human body.
After creating the Periodic table of the chemical elements, he has long theorized about the fact that the missing empty cells are items that have not been opened. For 20 years over his hypothesis laughed until I begun to see the missing items.
A NASA engineer Roger Boisjoly spoke strictly against the start of the “Challenger”, referring to unsuitable weather conditions, and that the o-ring will fail if they are reduced to zero temperature. We all know about the subsequent disaster. Roger, however, are faced with stigma from peers, and she had to leave the industry.
Otto Von Bismarck
Predicted the exact date and place of the First world war.
People laughed at the theory of relativity. The truth is, even Einstein himself regarded the cosmological constant the biggest mistake of his career.
As Prime Minister, Manitoba in Canada, Duff built a canal to protect Winnipeg from floods. Duff became the object of ridicule – people have considered the construction of the canal a matter of the foolish, a waste of money. Since 1968 to this day, “Duff Ditch” saved Winnipeg from 20 major floods.
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