In 1975, Arthur C. Clarke Predicted Flying Cars and Smarter Pets

One of the best Christmas presents I ever received was David Wallechinsky and David Wallace's The People's Almanac. Published in 1975, the Almanac covered all sorts of juicy topics to keep an impressionable 14-year-old happy—famous crimes, oddities, utopias, and (oh, baby!) sex. There was even an entire chapter devoted … » 1/31/08 12:40pm 1/31/08 12:40pm