The Simpsons predicted the future: Trump, Ebola and more


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The Simpsons predicted the future: Trump, Ebola and more

Could The Simpsons really predict the future? 

They did with Donald Trump running for president, the Ebola outbreak, and malfunctioning voting machines.

In 2000, The Simpsons aired "Bart to the Future," in which Trump had been president. 

In this episode Bart recieves a glimpse of the future. He and his family are visitng a casino when he encounters an Ameican Indian who tells his future.

He sees into the year 2030, when Lisa is the first female president and is rebuilding the country  after Donald Trump's reign.

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Did "Lisa's Sax" (aired Oct. 18, 1997) predict the Ebola outbreak?

"Lisa's Sax" described Bart's first day of school and subsequently how Lisa recieved her saxaphone.

But an interesting tidbit, it also feautred the Ebola virus. The epsiode shows Marge offering a sick Bart a book titled "Curious Geroge and the Ebola Virus."

In Sept. 30, 2014, the Centers for  Disesase Control and Prevention confirmed the first reported case of the virus in the United States. 

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With voting machines, The Simpsons knew their stuff. 

Everyone remembers the outrage at voting machines during the 2012 presidential election, when some machines selected Republican candidate Mitt Romney instead of incumbent Barack Obama.

In The Simpsons' 2008 Halloween special, "Treehouse of Horror XIX," Homer selects Obama but the machine registers his selection as John McCain. 

The real-life issue was almost a complete reenactment of the episode.

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