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Bird enthusiasts will be disappointed to know they were born millions of years too late. Palaeontologists from Flinders University in Australia have discovered five extinct megapode birds -- among them, a giant brush-turkey called Progura gallinacea. The big bird was roughly the size of a kangaroo and weighed about 8kg yet it still managed to fly.

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.

Bird enthusiasts will be disappointed to know they were born millions of years too late. Palaeontologists from Flinders University in Australia have discovered five extinct megapode birds -- among them, a giant brush-turkey called Progura gallinacea. The big bird was roughly the size of a kangaroo and weighed about 8kg yet it still managed to fly.