Did The Simpsons forecast US Capitol riots? More predictions inside!

The Simpsons have made some strangely precise predictions over the years that shocked everyone around the globe - and now it seems they may have even predicted the US Capitol riots. 

From US riots to Covid-19, Let's take a look at the predictions made by the American animated series that turned true!

US Capitol Hill riots

'The Simpsons' predicted the seemingly inconceivable riot in the US Capitol. The Episode 4 of season 32 which aired on November 1, 2020 straight up predicted civil war, violent protests, and Trump supporters basically destroying the US. 

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Simpsons predict something similar to coronavirus

In the episode that was aired 27 years ago, The Simpsons predicted a virus outbreak similar to that of a coronavirus. Although they named it Osaka virus and claimed that the virus originated from Japan, the symptoms were pretty similar to that of coronavirus. 

The series had a similar kind of prediction regarding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. 

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Donald Trump as the President

In an episode aired in 2003, Donald Trump was seen as the President. In 2016, Donald Trump indeed became the President of the United States of America. 

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Magicians Siegfried and Roy attacked by white tiger

In 1993, one of the Simpson's episode featured a magician's show which was similar to the Siegfried and Roy kind. That episode showed magicians being attacked by one of the white tigers. The predictions came true in 2003 where Siegfried and Roy were attacked by one of the white tigers, he came out alive.

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The smart watch concept

We all thought that Apple was the first company to come up with the concept of smartwatches, well, here's where you are wrong! The Simpsons were using smartwatches way back in 1995. 

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Higgs Boson equation

In a 1998 episode, "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace," Homer writes out an equation on a chalkboard which, if solved, "would get [one] the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is," says Simon Singh, science author.

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Faulty voting machines prediction

In the episode that aired on 2008, showed faults in the voting machine, where Homer Simpson goes to cast a vote in favour of Barack Obama but the vote goes to Mitt Romney. This prediction came true in the year 2012. 

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Horse Meat Scandal in 2013

In 1997, The Simpsons aired an episode called "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song," where a lunch lady was seen adding meat from a barrel labelled as ''Assorted Horse Parts''. In 2013, UK found Horse DNA in beef meat. 

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An Olympic medal

In an episode aired in 2010, The Simpsons showed Homer and Marge beat Sweden to win an Olympic Gold medal for mixed double curling. 

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20th Fox Century being bought by Disney

The prediction of 20th Fox Century being bought by Disney was done back in 1998 where they showed 20th Fox Century as a part of Disney. In March 2019, Disney completed its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets.

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Donald Trump's death

There's a theory doing the rounds of social media that claims that popular show 'The Simpsons' had predicted Donald Trump's death on August 27, 2020. Posts of an image of the cartoon version of Trump lying in a coffin has been circulated on social media.The image gives the impression that it is still from one of the episodes of  'The Simpsons'.

Turns out it is a fake image that has gone viral and no episode of the popular series actually predicted his death.

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