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THE Simpsons may be one of the most popular animated TV shows in history, but it’s also been found to be oddly accurate at predicting major life events – seemingly foreseeing everything from the presidency from Trump to September 11

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, fans claim the show even predicted Hollywood legend Tom Hanks would be diagnosed and isolated

The Simpsons correctly – and shockingly – predicted Donald Trump would be the President of the United States in an episode that aired in 2000

The show even featured a scene where Trump was seen waving the stairs – almost exactly mirroring a 2015 photo of himself taken in real life

And asked by Radio 1 Newsbeat how they did it, writer Al Jean said: « With Trump’s in 2000, we were looking for a funny celebrity to be president »

They tested positive for the deadly virus after they started to feel tired and suffered from « body aches »

Simpsons fans were quick to point out how the actor had previously made an appearance on the series, where he was seen announcing a « new Grand Canyon » and claiming that the US government had lost its credibility

He added: « This is Tom Hanks saying if you see me in person, please leave me alone »

Although the link seems very loose, many social media users have claimed that the actor’s line is a chilling prediction of his illness

It was one of the most shocking episodes in the entire Game Of Thrones series, but fans have claimed that the Simpsons season 29 opening episode predicted the fiery destruction of the dragon.

The Simpsons, dressed in period clothing, watch a dragon burn down their village – similar to the fiery destruction of King’s Landing in one of the final episodes of the HBO series

Fourteen years before construction began on The Shard, a skyscraper can be briefly seen on the London skyline with Big Ben and London Bridge

It had a similar shape to The Shard and is in about the right place, which scared some fans

The episode this can be seen in aired in 1995 while The Shard was built in 2009

Lady Gaga stunned the world by performing an incredible 2017 Super Bowl halftime show – even jumping through the roof with a harness

But Gaga actually played herself in an episode of The Simpsons in 2012, and she was seen playing Poker Face in Springfield with a choreography very similar to her performance in 2017

In 1993, a German magic duo came to Springfield and were mutilated by their white tigers

But fans later made chilling comparisons between that streak and what happened to Roy Horn from the real magic duo Siegfried & Roy in 2003

A seven-year-old white tiger named Mantecore attacked Roy during a show and he was left with life-changing injuries including a severed spine and crush injuries

Following the 2016 Cincinnati Zoo tragedy, which saw a 17-year-old Harambe gorilla shot and killed by a zoo worker when a three-year-old boy climbed into the animal’s enclosure , a number of keen-eyed Simpsons fans have noticed that the 2006 episode, Bart Has Two Mommies, has some striking similarities

In the clip, an elderly chimpanzee takes Bart under his wing after pulling him through the zoo cage

Unlike the heartbreaking incident at the Cincinnati Zoo, Bart is saved by Rod Flanders and the chimpanzee is unharmed

After watching a 1997 episode of The Simpsons, theorists believed the American animated sitcom predicted the Ebola outbreak in 2014

The installment, titled Lisa’s Sax, showed Marge reading sick Bart a book titled Curious George And The Ebola Virus

After a viewer noticed the coincidence, they wondered if it could be pure chance

Despite this, one skeptic noted: « You realize that the Ebola virus has been around for a long time, it just isn’t as bad as it is today »

Oddly, in 1997 the Simpsons included a short clip of Dinner Ladies at Springfield Elementary puffing up school dinners with horse meat

The story bears a strange resemblance to the 2013 reports of horse meat being served to British schoolchildren

A headline titled « The Horse ‘In School Dinners’, » which dealt with a government investigation into school dinners, appeared on the front page of The Sun in February 2013

One of The Simpsons’ most controversial moments came when Lisa made headlines

Theorists believe the article, which features number nine in bold print next to the Twin Towers, resembling number 11, was a warning for the 2001 New York bombings

Decades after sending Ringo Starr a painting in an episode in 1991, Marge gets a response

The same happened to two women in Essex, who received a response from Paul McCartney in 2013, 50 years after sending him a mixtape

MIT professor Bengt Holmstrom won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2016, six years after The Simpsons appeared to suggest he was in the running for the best gong

His name appeared on a betting dashboard when the characters bet on the Nobel Prize winners in the episode

Homer’s vote for Barack Obama in an episode in 2008 turned into one for John McCain when a voting machine had a problem in that episode

But it actually aired four years before a Pennsylvania voting machine did the same in real time

Homer and Marge started curling in an episode in 2008 and beat a Swedish team at the Vancouver Olympics

Shockingly, in 2018, the US men’s curling team beat the Swedes to win gold at the Olympics Coincidence or not?

In April 2016, the body of legendary singer Prince was found in his estate in Paisley Park, Minnesota

After the icon’s death, theorists claimed that the singer may have been murdered for voicing his opinion on chemtrails

Prince has spoken openly about the conspiracy, which suggested that the US government sprayed chemicals on their people as a form of human population control

Chillingly, a 2008 Simpsons storyline showed an agent forcing Homer to kill Prince because « unfortunately some stars don’t do what we want »

A Reddit user claimed the Simpsons predicted Greece would be in financial crisis before this actually happened

In a scene from a 2013 episode, titled Politically Inept, starring Homer Simpson, a topical headline appeared on screen: « Europe puts Greece on eBay »

Satirical joke suggests Europe should raise enough to fund the rescue

In 2014, an Egyptian TV station aired a 2001 clip of The Simpsons, claiming the writers knew what was going to happen in Syria

During the controversial segment, Bart Simpson and his friends can be seen dropping bombs in an unnamed Arab country

Conspiracy theorists believe the flag on the side of the pictured van bears an extremely close resemblance to the Syrian flag protesters began waving in 2011

A year before a number of Fifa officials were arrested in 2015 amid corruption allegations, an episode of The Simpsons made a prediction

In an episode titled You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee, a world football governing body official, who was not named as Fifa was taken in handcuffs

During the episode, the frighteningly precise moment was posted on the front page of a newspaper, which was titled Football Scandal

The episode aired on November 8, 1998, showing a 20th Century Fox sign, with the note « A Division of Walt Disney Co » underneath

The bizarre coincidence was highlighted by Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) on Twitter with the caption: « Disney announces deal to acquire 21st Century Fox, as predicted by episode of The Simpsons premiering on November 8 1998 « 

Then, almost two decades later, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox agreed to sell its entertainment business to Walt Disney for a revolutionary sum of $ 66 1 billion (£ 49 billion)

This included 20th Century Fox film studio, a 39% stake in broadcaster Sky and Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu, the digital streaming service

In an episode from 1990, characters protested against Michelangelo’s statue of David as it was on display in the museum

In July 2016, Russian activists voted on whether to cover a dupe of the Renaissance statue in central St. Petersburg

In a 1990 episode, Bart catches a three-eyed fish he finds in the river near the power station

While the water he was found in was not next to a power plant, the water in the reservoir was from a nuclear power plant

In 2018, the Simpsons crystal ball struck again after Canada legalized marijuana on Oct. 17 – a move the hit series predicted thirteen years ago

In a 2005 episode, Ned Flanders is offered a « reeferino » – gibberish for a joint of cannabis – by his Canadian alter-ego

In the show titled Midnight Rx, the curly-haired lookalike walks up to Ned while he and Homer are in Manitoba, Canada

They were on a wacky plan with Apu and Grandpa to smuggle cheap drugs north of the border

After trading « oodlies », the alternative « Ned » takes out the cigarette and says « It’s legal here » – to which Flanders replies: « They warned me that Satan would be attractive – let’s- y « 

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