Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stranger Than Fiction

2010 was a strange year. If - ten years ago - I'd written a futuristic novel set in 2010, what editor would swallow that in 2010:
  • the heroine's royalties from writing e-books exceed tenfold her royalties from print books;
  • an octopus in Germany correctly predicted almost every game in the FIFA World Cup;
  • Russia and an unknown country starting with a Q (who can even name a country that starts with a Q?) beat USA and UK in the bid to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022;
  • 33 trapped miners in Chile were rescued from under 700m below ground after months of careful preparations - the miracle was watched on TV around the world;
  • but when 29 trapped miners in a coal mine in New Zealand a few months later, no rescue attempt had been made?
Stranger than fiction? Post your "incredible 2010 stories" here.

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