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10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons

Simpsons did it first.

10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons

Simpsons did it first. 

Well, when you've written 27 seasons, you're going to drain the creative ideas well sooner or later.

In addition to making every script writer's job roughly 110 per cent harder, The Simpsons has also outpaced the tech industry to a number of key inventions. 

Compiled by the minds of Alltime10s, the following video highlights a score of inventions that turned up in the block-coloured world of Springfield before occurring IRL.

From smartwatches to autocorrect, Matt Groening must be kicking himself he didn't put some patent requests in.

3D printed food

Episode: Future Drama


Farmville/VR job simulator

Episode: Bart Carny


Hamburger earmuffs

Episode: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace


Baby translator

Episode: Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Yep, there's an app for that.


Airplane restaurant

Episode: Natural Born Kissers


Autocorrect

Episode: Lisa on Ice


Smartwatches

Episode: Lisa's Wedding


Left-handed store

Episode: When Flanders Failed


Sarcasm detector

Episode: They Saved Lisa's Brain

Okay, so the 'real' one only works on written text, but it still does the same job.


Blood-spraying billboard

Episode: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

Someone actually made this for a Kill Bill billboard in New Zealand