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10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons

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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.

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  • 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

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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