It is often said that your words can come back to bite you.
And nothing proves the idiom more than this hilarious new online gallery compiled by BoredPanda from the Facebook page ‘Posts That Did Not Age Well’.
Showing that words really don’t stand the test of time, the images show quotes, news cuttings and comments previously shared across the internet.
It includes newspaper headlines that failed to predict history and companies that didn’t anticipate their future direction.
One amusing photograph showed Blockbuster predicting the end of Netflix in mocking tweets – before folding itself.
Another captures an old Facebook group which claimed during Lady Gaga’s college years that she would ‘never be famous’.
We take a look at the funniest fails online…
Blockbuster – which provided movies for rent until many of its stores closed down – embarrassingly thought that Netflix would be a passing phase
This screenshot captures an old Facebook group which claimed during Lady Gaga’s college years that she would ‘never be famous’
One amusing photograph shows an Apple sticker with the following phrase printed on it: ‘Does more. Costs less. It’s that simple’
Ken Olsen predicted that ‘there is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home’, yet now many do for work and personal use
An undated historical posted promoting the use of Heroin to cure coughs. This was a popular practice in the late 1800s
This woman previously moaned about WalMart staff, adding that they were upset as that was the only place which would hire them, but then later posted that she had got a job with the company
One magazine described two of the now biggest names in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, as no names before their rise to fame
‘Turn your computer off before midnight on 12/31/99’: This was because some computer users and programmers feared that computers would stop working at the turn of the new millennium
In 1998 Economist Paul Krugman awkwardly claimed that the internet’s impact on the economy would be ‘no greater than that of a fax machine’
President Donald Trump has been vocal about building a new border wall, yet in 2013, the Facebook page claims he tweeted out the saying: ‘We build too many walls and not enough bridges’
Heinrich Hertz discovered the existence of radio waves, yet he stated that ‘it was no use whatsoever’ despite it now being used for communicating and broadcasting
The world’s crankiest cat (pictured), whose permanent scowl inspired countless memes, a best-selling series of books and a movie, passed away at the age of seven in May 2019