how do they do it? simpsons Has become famous for predicting various world events, such as Trump’s US presidency, the FIFA bribery scandal, and Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
Either the showrunners have access to a crystal ball, or all of their writers who went to Harvard studied under Professor X. Nevertheless, there are many more examples of this animated series correctly predicting future events. Let’s break them down, shall we?
First hypothesized in 1964, the Higgs boson particle is part of the Higgs field, which gives mass to other elementary particles, making it responsible for the existence of atomic elements and, thus, the entire universe.
The existence of this “God particle” was proven in 2012, but was confirmed by physicist Simon Singh in a season 10 episode Evergreen Rooftop Magician, Homer writes an equation that exactly predicts the mass of the Higgs boson. Who would have thought simpsons Will you be the first to confirm the origin of the universe, leaving scientists behind by 14 years?
1997 episode Lisa’s sex Marge offers to read a children’s book to young Bart called “Curious George and the Ebola Virus”. Although Ebola had been known to exist since the 70s, countries outside Africa, including the United States, did not suffer a major outbreak of the virus until 2013.
legal marijuana in canada
in a 2005 episode midnight rx, Homer, Flanders and Apu travel to Canada to smuggle prescription drugs into Springfield. While they are in the Great White North, Flanders meets his Canadian doppelganger, who offers him “Referino”, saying it is legal in the country. However, Canada did not legalize marijuana for recreational use until 2018.
Nobel Prize Winner
Milhouse proved himself to be quite the gambler. primary school music, an episode that begins with him and his friends making a bet over who will win the Nobel Prize. Although the episode aired in 2010, two people on Milhouse’s list, Bengt R. Holmström and V. Mörner would receive Nobel Prizes in their respective categories years later.
It is already common knowledge that the show predicted Trump’s presidency in the year 2000. But it is also worth noting that in 2015, simpsons Predicted that Trump would run again in the 2024 election.
in short video trumpet tourHomer takes a surreal trip into Trump’s hair, where viewers can see a floating campaign sign that reads, “Trump 2024.”
oceangate submersible tragedy
When Oceangate’s Titan submersible disappeared while visiting the Titanic shipwreck in mid-2023, many people found eerie similarities between the breaking news story and the 2006 episode. Homer’s paternity code,
In it, Homer pilots a submarine to retrieve treasure from under the sea, but gets stuck in some coral and nearly dies from lack of oxygen. Although Homer survived this maritime danger, five members of the Titan’s crew were not so lucky, as Homer’s ship exploded in a tragedy that made headlines around the world.
Every person becomes an astronaut
classic episode deep space homer It shows NASA sending an ordinary man named Homer into space to increase his Nielsen ratings. The premise may have been based on the now-defunct Teachers in Space program, but the UK pulled another similar stunt in 2013 with a contest that gave “average Joe” Oliver Knight the chance to be launched into the stars. Ended. Let’s hope this entire episode has been predicted because I, in a way, do not welcome any insect overlords.
three eyed fish
Blinky, the three-eyed fish, has been a small but recurring character simpsons, Created from nuclear waste left by Springfield’s nuclear power plant, this mutant fish has become the mascot of the city’s curling team and even made a cameo in futurama,
However, Blinky took a leap into reality when a similar three-eyed fish was discovered in Argentina, swimming in a reservoir contaminated by a nearby nuclear plant.
America defeats Sweden in Olympic curling
In a 2010 episode, boy meets curls, Homer and Marge compete with the US curling team against Sweden in the Vancouver Olympics. Although they almost give up, the Simpsons win the match.
The episode parallels the match between the United States and Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics, in which the former made a surprise comeback to win the gold medal.
Destruction of King’s Landing
season 29 episode surfsons Re-imagines Springfield as “Springfieldia”, a medieval fantasy kingdom where magic and dragons exist. game of Thrones And Lord of the Rings,
This story foreshadows the twist at the end of the former’s final episode, bells, in which Daenerys Targaryen burns King’s Landing on the back of one of her dragons. The episode ends with Homer reviving a dragon, which burns Springfieldia to the ground in a sea of fire. Seriously, who wrote this episode? Bran Stark?