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Did ‘Simpsons’ Really Predicted ‘Beirut Explosion’?

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The Simpsons is a famous show that has been entertaining people around the world since 1989. For more than 30 years, this animated show has kept its standards high. It is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It’s a comical depiction of a working-class personified by The Simpsons Family consist of Homer Simpson, Barge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson living in the fictional town named Springfield. This satirical piece parodies the American culture, society, television, and the lives of the residents living there. Simpsons is a favorite show for all the ages because of its humor and depiction of a normal middle-class life. The show’s humor is often based on cultural references that cover a wide spectrum of society. Another eerie reason for which Simpsons is famous is forecasting the events. After successfully predicting the presidency of Donald Trump and the Corona Virus outbreak, social media users are claiming that The Simpsons have already predicted the Beirut Blast years ago.

On Thursday, 4th August a massive explosion took place in the capital city of Lebanon after a major blast in a portside warehouse containing seized explosives, sending shockwaves across entire Beirut. After the explosion, a giant plume of smoke looked like Nuclear Blast arose in the air. Social media users are firm that they have already seen this happening in one of the episodes of The Simpsons in 2004. Users are referring this event to “Treehouse of Horror XV” episode, which aired in the 16th season of the show and depicted how Homer Simpson accidentally blew up the entire city of Springfield by igniting a match inside a ‘warehouse full of seized explosives’. Weirdly, the images from the episode share eerily resemblance to the incident that happened in Lebanon. Check it out.

Some of the predictions by ‘The Simpsons’ which came True

Here is the list of the predictions made by The Simpsons which HAPPENED.

  1. The Creation Of The Shard – Episode 19, Season 6

An episode from 1995 predicted the invention of ‘The Shard’ in the UK. During Lisa Simpson’s trip to London, a skyscraper showed behind the Tower Bridge that looks strangely similar to The Shard and was also built on the exact location.

  1. Three-Eyed Fish – Episode 4, Season 2

In this episode from 1990, Bart Simpsons caught a three-eyed fish in the river nearby a Power Plant. A decade later, a three-eyed fish discovered in the reservoir in Argentina, surprisingly whose water was coming from a Nuclear Plant.

  1. Tiger Attack on Siegfried and Roy – Episode 10, Season 5

The magicians’ duo was depicted in the 1993 episode of The Simpsons called “Springfield”. In the episode, the magicians were attacked by a trained white tiger while performing in the Casino. Years later, Roy from ‘Siegfried and Roy’ was mauled by one of the trained White Tigers during a live performance. Roy survived but sustained several injuries in the attack.

  1. The Discovery of the Higgs Boson Equation – Episode 1, Season 8

In an episode named “the wizard or evergreen terrace” which aired on 1998, Homer Simpsons have become an inventor and are shown in front of blackboard solving a complicated equation, which was unknown to the world until 2013, when scientist discovered proof of the Higgs Boson Theory in a billion-dollar experiment.

  1. 20th Century Fox Bought By Disney – Episode 5, Season 10

In an episode that originally aired in 1998, there was a sign of 20th Century Fox studio’s headquarters which says that it’s a division of Walt Disney Co. In 2017, Disney bought 21st Century Fox for an estimated $52.4 Billion, acquiring Fox Film’s Studio (20th century Fox).

Those were some examples of the events predicted by The Simpsons, though it is still very early to say anything about the similarity between the Lebanon blast and The Simpsons, as it might be just a coincidence – or not.

Maya SH

Maya SH

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