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30 Times Cartoons Predicted The Future Better Than Any Psychic

In a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, Homer was shown submitting a script to the 20th Century Fox. A small line of text under the logo says “a division of Walt Disney Co” – something that would happen 19 years later.

#11 The Censorship Of Michelangelo’s David

When a replica of Michelangelo’s David was erected in St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, the residents weren’t happy about the statue’s nudity. The city eventually created a contest called “Dress David” where people could vote on how the statue would be censored. This happened in 2016 and The Simpsons featured a censored statue of David in the episode “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge” all the way back in 1990.

#12 Virtual Reality

The writers of Futurama predicted virtual reality as a form of entertainment years before it actually became widely available.

#13 Lady Gaga’s Performance At The Super Bowl

Lady Gaga performed her epic Super Bowl performance where she flies through the air 5 years before it actually happened in an episode of The Simpsons.

#14 Horse Meat Scandal

A 1994 episode of The Simpsons showed the lunch lady preparing cafeteria lunches using “Assorted horse parts”. Nine years later, a scandal happened in Ireland after the Food Safety Authority found traces of horse DNA in over a third of supermarket beefburger samples.

#15 First Laptop

In one episode of a popular 80s cartoon called Inspector Gadget, one of the characters, Penny, is shown using a “computer book” – a gadget similar to the first Toshiba laptop released a few years later.

#16 Miss Universe Mix Up

Back in 2015, a hilarious and cringe-worthy mix up happened during the Miss Universe contest when the wrong winner was announced. The same situation happened in one of Futurama’s 1999 episodes.

#17 The First Digital Camera

The laptop wasn’t the only thing Inspector Gadget predicted. In an episode called “The Infiltration”, Penny is shown using a device that looks oddly similar to a digital camera. Even though it was shown attached to the computer book, failing to predict internal memory, it’s was still a pretty close guess.

#18 A Self-Parking And Self-Driving Car

Inspector Gadget predicted self-parking cars all the way back in the 80s.

#19 Drone Cameras

This 2000 episode of Futurama shows floating cameras – an early prediction of what later would become drones.

#20 The Ebola Virus

Curious George and the Ebola Virus” was a fictional book shown in one of the episodes of The Simpsons, 17 years before the outbreak of the virus.

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