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Man Fulfills Short Life Prediction
Status: Self-fulfilled prophecy
When Sandeep was born, an astrologer predicted that he would have a short life. Recently another astrologer, on TV, seconded this prediction. In despair (whether because of the second prediction, or for some other reason, is not clear), Sandeep took his own life, thereby fulfilling the prophecy. This isn't the only self-fulfillment of a death prophecy that I'm aware of. The more famous case was the prediction of the 16th century astrologer Girolamo Cardan, who foretold that he would die in 1576. Sure enough he did, though it seems probable he took his own life to insure the accuracy of his prophecy. Seems like an extreme way to prove a prophecy correct.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 21, 2005

Although with rare exceptions it's sad to hear of a suicide, it's tempting to say that anyone who believes in the supernatural to such an extent might be well-advised to step off the conveyor belt of life to make room for the rest of us.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Dec 21, 2005  at  03:10 AM
I predict I will die on January 23, 2199.
Posted by Craig  on  Wed Dec 21, 2005  at  02:52 PM
Mark Twain predicted that he would die while Halley's Comet was visible in the sky, noting that it was also visible when he was born (it comes around about once in 77 years). He did die during the comet's next appearance-- and not by suicide.
Posted by Big Gary in Fairbanks, Alaska  in  Fairbanks, Alaska, USA  on  Thu Dec 22, 2005  at  11:32 AM
I predict that I will die May 17, 2006.

On August 23, 2006 Boo will be sentenced to life imprisonment for said death.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Dec 22, 2005  at  01:05 PM
I predict that I will never die.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Fri Feb 23, 2007  at  07:59 AM
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