The writers of 'The Simpsons' have proved to be rather prescient, predicting the future many times during the show's 20+ year lifespan.
Dismiss ‘The Simpsons’ simply as a cartoon for kids at your peril. Donald Trump may only be a presidential candidate hopeful right now, but his ambition was foreseen by this classic ‘Simpsons’ episode where Bart was shown his future by a Native American. Simon Singh, the author of a book titled ‘The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets’, claims Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs Boson particle 14 years before it was actually figured out for real by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider.
Think cartoons are just for kids? You might reconsider after revisiting some of these supremely off-colour moments from some of the most famous cartoon shows ever. Image credits: Nickelodeon/Cartoon Network/Fox
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