I recently went to a retreat where they asked all the participants to make a non-obvious prediction for 2012. here are the ones I submitted:
Math and number puzzles will overtake crosswords … reminding America of when salsa overtook ketchup.
The legal drinking age in the U.S. will be 18 again causing teenagers to become utterly sober and move, en masse, to Saudi Arabia … where drinking will be cool again because it is illegal there.
Every major presidential candidate will support gay marriage … to show their solidarity the Republican nominee and Democratic nominee will marry their daughters to each other.
2011 is the coldest year on record … global macro hedge funds make a killing investing in manufacturers of leg warmers.