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“The Simpsons” fans claim that the cartoon predicted the appearance of “Omicron” strain

"The Simpsons" fans claim that the cartoon predicted the appearance of "Omicron" strain 1
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In fact, the passage about aliens from the planet Omicron Perseus 8, in which cartoon fans saw a prophecy, is taken from “Futurama” – but this does not change the essence.

Fans of the “The Simpsons” claim that omicron, the coronavirus strain new strain, was predicted in the series a few years ago. The first to announce this was a certain Reddit user, who edited fragments from TV news with a scene from the cartoon – where aliens land and announce that they have arrived from the planet Omicron Perseus 8.

Of course, this could well have been in “The Simpsons”: fans of this series have more than once found “predictions” almost at the level of Nostradamus. But now they were simply deceived: in fact, the clip distributed on social networks is an episode of Futurama by Matt Groening, one of the “The Simpsons” authors.

One of the users commented on the video: “The creator of The Simpsons did it again” – meaning that Groening allegedly predicted the appearance of the “omicron”. 

Another user got a little confused and decided that the “prediction” footage was borrowed from “The Simpsons”. He reposted this “revelation” on his page – and there it went.

“I’m already beginning to think that those who steer events get their ideas from The Simpsons. Or “The Simpsons” influenced our subconscious so much,” jokes from fans of the animated series rained down.

The fan majority speculate that the world government is implementing the animation script to “confuse us.”

Various media outlets even published several articles, the authors of which tried to explain to the hyped cartoon fans that the name of the omicron strain was borrowed not from The Simpsons or Futurama, but from the Greek alphabet. The decision was taken by the World Health Organization, which decided to use Greek letters for “ease of perception by the public.”

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However, fans of “The Simpsons” can be understood: it is not the first time that they find mysterious prophecies in the frames of their favorite cartoon. The series is believed to have predicted the September 11, 2001 attacks, Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, and the appearance of the Apple Watch (20 years before it went on sale). And that’s not to mention such “little things” as the fuel crisis in the UK in September 2021 and the space flight of billionaire Richard Branson.

In one of the episodes for 2010, Homer Simpson filled the entire trunk of his car with cans of gasoline. There was a promotion at the gas station: cute toys were sold to active customers at a discounted price. Homer’s daughter Lisa, by all means, wanted to get one of these toys, so the loving dad had to buy almost all the gasoline. Of course, in Britain the fuel shortage arose for completely different reasons, but the association is obvious.

Fans of “The Simpsons” saw also the prediction of the coronavirus pandemic back in Episode 93. In the episode, the population of Springfield is infected with the flu from a shipment from China.

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