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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Australia has it rough. The former penal colony is home to spiders, bigger spiders, Tony Abbott and Baz Lurhmann's filmmaking. But Australia's Olympic teams, which are currently preparing to compete in the upcoming Summer Games, might have it the worst, and their competition includes a woman who recently mistook a large dildo for a duck.

Here we go again: A jaguar that was brought out during an Olympic torch event earlier this week was shot and killed shortly afterwards when it escaped its handlers. The local Games organising committee is now investigating the incident, but animal welfare advocates say the big cat should never have been there in the first place.