10 Times The Simpsons Strangely Predicted The Future

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The Simpsons has been around for over 25 years now, so it’s only a matter of time that they would be able to predict future events. But some of the events they have predicted are completely out there, that we only thought it could happen in a cartoon show.

From grease thieves, ebola, and mutant tomatoes, The Simpsons has predicted some of the most insane events in reality.

Ebola Virus

The Simpsons Predicted Ebola Outbreak

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“Lisa’s Sax” aired October 19, 1997.

Marge tries to read a book titled “Curious George and the Ebola Virus” to Bart. Bart later points to a picture he colored which showed that he was dead.
The Ebola outbreak so far has killed over 3,800 people.

Tiger Mauling Siegfried & Roy

The Simpsons Predicted Tiger Attack

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“$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)” aired December 16, 1993.

In 2003, 10 years later, Roy Horn was attacked by the 7-year-old white tiger, Montecore.

Mutant Tomatoes

The Simpsons Predicted Mutated Tomatoes

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“E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)” aired November 7, 1999.

Japan had an outbreak of mutated tomatoes due to a nuclear power plant in 2003.

Malfunctioning Voting Booths

The Simpsons Predicted Malfunctioning Voting Booths

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“Treehouse of Horror XIX” aired November 2, 2008.

Homer attempts to vote for Barack Obama and the voting machine votes for John McCain instead. During the 2012 presidential election a man posted a video showing that the voting machine was altering votes for Mitt Romney instead of Barack Obama.

Grease Thieves

The Simpsons Predicted Grease Thieves

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“Lard of the Dance” aired August 23, 1998.

Homer and Bart create a get-rich-quick scheme and tried to steal grease from Springfield Elementary. In 2000, large commercial kitchens were being plundered by grease thieves who had stolen over $6000 in yellow grease.

Stealing A Lemon Tree

The Simpsons Predicted Stolen Lemon Tree

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“Lemons of Troy” aired May 14, 1995.

The kids of Shelbyville steal the prized lemon tree from Springfield. In 2013, someone stole a lemon tree from Oak Forest neighborhood.


The Simpsons Predict Smartwatches

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“Lisa’s Wedding” aired March 19, 1995.

Lisa’s “future” fiance used a wristwatch to communicate with another person. Samsung and Apple now have smartwatches which allow you to call and talk to people on your watch.

Horsemeat In Food

The Simpsons Predicted Horse Meat

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“Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” aired April 28, 1994.

Springfield Elementary was using assorted meats (with more testicles). In 2013, the UK’s Burger King had a horse meat scandal.

Apple Products Don’t Know What You’re Trying To Say

The Simpsons Predicted Apple Can't Understand You

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“Lisa on Ice” aired November 13, 1994.

The trio of bullies write on an Apple product to “Beat up Martin”, but it translated it to “Eat up Martha”. Apple’s Siri still has problems figuring out what you’re trying to say.

Librarians Are Becoming Robots

The Simpsons Predicted Robot Librarians

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“Lisa’s Wedding” aired March 19, 1995.

Lisa tries to ask a college librarian for help, but she ends up malfunctioning and bursting into flames. In the University of Chicago, the new library is operated by robots to retrieve books.