Top Ten Things from The Simpsons that Became RealityThere's some crazy Simpsons moments but it's hard to believe that they have happened.
On the episode Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk which literally translates to "Burns sells the Power plant" as that's what he does. The plant gets sold to three Germans who say they're from the land of chocolate. Homer daydreams about running around a land made of chocolate.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: In 2013 a theme park was opened in Shanghai where most things were made of chocolate. There's many things that can be done here including weighing yourself on chocolate scales. In the chocolate exhibit is many beautifully crafted chocolate masterpieces.
Foreign takeovers of domestic production.
On the episode Lemon of Troy. Shelbyville kids steal the lemon tree in Springfield. Would you believe that a lemon tree was stolen in real life? Well, there's been such a story.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: A mystery person stole a lemon tree out of a woman's garden. Makes you wonder was this person actually trying to parody The Simpsons in real life?
Fact: Bart to the Future was once rated as the worst episode of the series and Season 11 marked the start of the Silver Age.
Season 11: 6/10
Season 12: 9/10
Season 13: 7/10
Season 14: 8/10
Season 15: 8.5/10
Season 16: 7.5/10
Season 17: 8.75/10
Season 18: 7.25/10
In the episode Lard of the Dance, Homer and Bart get into the grease industry. After many grueling days they turn all the grease in but end up only getting 63 cents from it all.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: Many people work in the grease industry sector of the black market but in real life grease is worth $1 a gallon. In 2011, Grease thieves stole over 8.3 MILLION galllons of grease.
To cut costs at Springfield Elementary, Lunchlady Doris uses a barrel of assorted horse parts Now with more testicles! Because more testicles means more iron.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: Does anybody remember the 2013 horsemeat scandal. You would if you were British like me but anyway. Retailers tried to cut the costs by importing horsemeat burgers as beef burgers. Search up on the horsemeat scandal, I can't explain it very well.
In the episode Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? Where Homer's brother is seen homeless after the failure that was The Homer car, Herb bounces back with the Baby Translator.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: There's an app you can get for an iPhone which can "diagnose" a baby's cry. It will tell you what the baby wants.
I'm not really a fan of virtual reality I wouldn't use it.
I was interested when I was little, I wondered if it would ever be invented. Yeah I know there was Virtual Boy but what was the success of that.
Does this refer to the 9/11 bus ad? That was a creepy coincidence.
Though on a personal level with this episode. While I live right next to a big city, Chicago, whenever I go downtown I completely understand how Homer feels about New York.
So I'm guessing 9/11 was caused by the Simpsons and not terrorists?
It's just a random joke not weird music videos.
Also he took a ride on one in the movie. Between a rock and a Hard place
The Book Marge was holding in Lisa's Sax (Season 9), nearly 17 years later, the Ebola virus breaks out
When the school is in dire need of funding, Lunchlady Doris minces up the old gym mats to save money.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: In McDonald's, there's an ingredient in the McRib bread which is Azodicarbonamide. This substance is found in the manufacturing of foam gym mats and the soles of shoes. The substance is banned in most of Europe.
Someone made one of these? How?
A hippie mentions that his Volkswagen Van is "electric" and has 20 minutes, not gallons, MINUTES, left of juice.