The Simpsons predicted events that would happen at the Winter Olympics years in advance 4 years ago

The Simpsons predicted events that would happen at the Winter Olympics years in advance

This isn't the first time they've predicted the future.

The Simpsons writers, although they aren't particularly funny anymore, and haven't been since season 10, appear to have a remarkable knack for clairvoyance - often writing in unlikely scenarios that then, somehow, happen in real life years later.

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Some of their most famous predictions have included Trump becoming president, the horse-meat scandal, Greece's financial crisis and ebola.

They can now add another feather to their cap, having predicted eight years ago that the US would beat Sweden in the Winter Olympics curling final.

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In the men's final, which took place on Saturday, the United States men's team upset the odds against favourites Sweden to claim their first ever medal in the event in remarkable fashion after being on the brink of elimination from the competition less than a week ago.

In the episode, entitled "Boy Meets Curl" and which aired almost eight years to the day, it is Homer, Marge, Agnes and Seymour Skinner that steer America to glory.

Clip via The Simpsons

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And that wasn't the only thing they predicted either, even if this second example is a little more obscure...