Paris (Combined News Services) ~ Nostradamus once again displayed his remarkable ability to accurately foretell future events today when he made public his prediction that the Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlons event will take place this August 19th in Penn Yan, New York.
"The Peasantman event shall commence on Sunday, August 19th at Indian Pines Park in Penn Yan, New York," said Nostradamus, in a translation from his native French. "It shall be a good day, with a Full Steel Distance Triathlon, a Half, a Half Relay, and now even an Aqua Bike," he continued.
Numerous sources around the blogosphere immediately began pointing out that the information Nostradamus provided in his prediction has been widely available on the internet for months. Nostradamus appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer this afternoon to try to quell what he called the "uninformed and inflammatory accusations" against him. "It's still in the future," said Nostradamus. "Did Peasantman happen yet? Did it? No? Well then, we'll see how right I am when it happens on August 19th!" He then stuck his tongue out at Blitzer and stormed off the set.
Despite the controversy surrounding the prediction, Peasantman founder Joe McMahon congratulated Nostradamus on his prediction. "Mr. Nostradamus has been correctly predicting major world events for centuries, and here is yet another example," McMahon said in a press release this afternoon. "We are honored and flattered that he would bring attention to Peasantman."
The announcement by Mr. Nostradamus comes after weeks of speculation that he would make such a prediction, as he previously announced his prediction that he would eventually make such a prediction. Interestingly, however, Nostradamus incorrectly predicted on which date he would make the prediction. For on April 11th, he predicted that he would make his prediction on May 16th, creating much public skepticism in the immediate aftermath. Further confusion ensued when Nostradamus predicted that he may get the date incorrect, essentially guaranteeing that he would be correct no matter what happened.
Although Nostradamus has been criticized by some who consider his predictions too vague, he is most famous for his 1555 publication The Prophecies, which predicted many of the world's major events, from great achievements like man landing on the moon to some of history's worst disasters such as Vanilla Ice.