The Simpsons predicted the Capitol Hill riots in 1996

03:05 PM | 9 Jan, 2021
The Simpsons predicted the Capitol Hill riots in 1996

Social media is convinced that The Simpsons seemingly predicted the siege of US Capitol Hill in an episode in 1996. Things took a creepy turn since the animated series is infamous for predicting the future with precision.

Launched nearly 31 years ago, The Simpsons also predicted a global pandemic which would affect the world.

In a 1996 episode titled 'The Day The Violence Died', scenes of a riot were shown with an angry mob storming the Capitol Hill with bombs and guns. The episode showed the glimpse of the future, dated around "January 20, 2021," making the accuracy all the more shocking.

A Twitter user, who goes by the name of Francis Creaven, tweeted the clip from the episode: “Simpsons predicted it many years ago.”

Moreover, another episode of The Simpsons aired in 1999 titled 'Beyond Blunderdome' shows a remake of Hollywood classic ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ in which actor Mel Gibson’s character wreaks havoc at Capitol Hill.

The show narrates violence sparking over a ratified amendment that legalizes policemen to “beat those liberal freaks.” With gun-shots, explosions and riots going off atop the Capitol Hill, an angry protestor can be seen yelling “Doors open, boys!”

In the past, The Simpsons also predicted Donald Trump becoming US President and the legalisation of marijuana in Canada.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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