Old Moore's Almanac employ a team of soothsayers who, at the end of the year, turn their attention to the events of the 12 months to come and predict everything that's going to happen.
Last year, they had plenty of success as they predicted a whole heap of things that came true, like Pluto making headlines, the Scots would say no to independence, Brian and Amy would have another child, and that the weather in the US would go a bit weird, so they were fairly on the ball.
That's why we think we should be paying attention to their predictions for 2015, which are wide-ranging from the eerily specific to the flat out bizarre, which are listed below. We'll see you all back here in a year's time to check out how many they got right.
Michael O’Leary in the news, he’s getting even nicer!
Irish band the Cranberries in the news
Ian Paisley information comes out
It is the year of space news and discovery. Space, space space! We will soon be an inter-planetary species, and the subject gets its own section in the newspaper
Snakes in the news (Get these mother f***ing snakes off my mother f***ing news)
There will be talk of 3 or 4 international currencies for the world, roughly divided by continents
Halle Berry marriage in jeopardy
Ann Hathaway baby. Paris Hilton or Nicky Hilton or both have a baby. A pregnancy for Nicole Scherzinger. Pregnancy for Rosanna Davison
2016 will be a bad year for the stock markets, so be ready in 2015. (Money under our mattress already)
Oceans hotting up
World birth rate falling
An animal pandemic causes havoc
Electronic wallet in the news
No more walk-in banks
Zsa Zsa Gabor to pass over
Grape shortages put wines in danger (If this happens, we quit. We quit everything)
Water stories in the news
Terrorists attack a mall leading to all malls being considered easy targets and security is reassessed.
Another baby for Kimye, although Kanye West’s mental health will decline. He will be ill for several years. Kim will divorce him and marry again quickly
Betty White will pass (Ah here...)
A cyber bank-heist, the first of its kind
Big natural disaster for Taiwan
Price of farmland goes sky-high
George and Amal…marriage in jeopardy
Abortion in Ireland in the news, again
Cocoa in the news all year (we are running low, apparently)
Big plane story (that's a bit vague now lads, even for us)
An exciting dinosaur discovery (Jurassic World doesn't count, apparently)
Big waves in Europe, a whopper typhoon in Asia
Large iceberg breaks from sheet, global awareness of climate change rises
Australia’s government kills the country’s finances
An emergency for the International Space Station
Putin has a tantrum
Car theft stats up in Ireland
Obama tempted by a pretty lady. Obama’s daughter has a naughty boyfriend
Hugh Heffner in the news
More crazy news from North Korea (The lovable old North Koreans up to their old tricks again, wha?)
Amy and Brian consider moving abroad (Nooooooo!)
Snakes in Ireland! (Where's St. Patrick when you need him?)
Discussion about advertising on the moon! (Entertainment.ie is delighted to announce our sponsorship deal with the moon...)
A royal death for 2015
More exploration of the moon for mining potential
Record heatwaves everywhere. Waves, everywhere. Waves will be in the news all year.
Irish birth rate in the news
A drama for the Aran Islands (sure did they not see An Brontanas?)
Where’s Fungi? He’s in the news
Euro zone has debt crisis (again)
Meat prices become very high, it is now a luxury food
Property prices in Ireland will have a serious wobble (hopefully our rent goes down)
World Feminisation of men in the news. Complaints that we live in a feminine age. Decline of heterosexual marriage numbers. Homosexual marriage numbers up.
More sickness for the Pope. Next Pope will be known as the "dark Pope" (sounds very Star Wars to us, lads)
Miley Cyrus enters the world of soft porn (It might be too late...)
Brangelina marriage in jeopardy—another child likely though
A new method of transport
Flooding around Cork
Skiing in Ireland?
Meteor impact in the sea
Joan Collins’ life hangs in the balance
India rises…their economy becomes a powerhouse
While these are just a few of the things that they believe 2015 has in store, you'll have to get your hands on the almanac itself to get the full lot of them, which will be hitting shelves soon enough and celebrating its 251st year in existence. That's a fair aul stretch now.
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