27 IRL Things That Were Totally Predicted By Pop Culture

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Movies, TV, and books portray some pretty wildly implausible scenarios, which is their job. We don't give them our money to be reminded of real life. But it turns out pop culture has accidentally hit the nail on the head more times than you'll believe.

We predict you'll find the following pop culture moments oddly prescient.

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27 IRL Things That Were Totally Predicted By Pop Culture


A comic book foretold Pearl Harbor. National Comics #18 depicted an air assault on Pearl Harbor. It was released in November 1941- one month before th

The Onion laughed at five-bladed razors before they even existed. A full two years before Gillette introduced the Fusion, The Gillette Onion published

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An artist designed the Mars Face on Earth. In 1947, Isamu Noguchi envisioned a huge earth sculpture intended to be visible from Mars. In 1976, it look

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The heat ray from The War of the Worlds is becoming a reality. The U.S. Navy is already using directed energy weapons, like the Martians in H. G. Well

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A comedy show predicted when the Berlin Wall would fall. In 1969, Laugh-In reported a piece of news from the future about the Berlin Wall being torn d

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H. G. Wells wrote about air warfare before it was a thing. The War in the Air, written in 1907, anticipated the horror of air bombings. The war comes

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Jules Verne nailed several things about Moon missions. In From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, both written 100 years before actual Moon mi

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CRACKEDCO Frank Zappa talked about digital music downloads in 1989. In his autobiography, Zappa proposed a novel music distribution system: We propos

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Brave New World has in vitro fertilization. Aldous Huxley's novel described the process 46 years before Louise Brown, the first test tube baby, was

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CRACKED CON A character in Fahrenheit 451 wears AirPods. Back in 1953, when headphones were big, clunky things, Ray Bradbury described wireless earbud

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Los Angeles 710 East Los Culver City Angeles Commerce Neal Stephenson described Google Earth in 1992. The protagonist of Stephenson's novel Snow Crash

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CRACKED COM YARD WORK SIMULATOR The Simpsons made a Farmville joke years before Farmville. Wouldn't it be silly if people pretended to tend to plants

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CRACKEDcO Captain Kirk used a cellphone long before e you did. Your phone no longer has a flip top (probably), but William Shatner as Kirk still beat

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0.27 Famard Colhionv Warring James Bond had amenndt GPS in the '60s. 537 2:135 SAMMIN 007 always used futuristic gadgets - like the positioning system

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The Nautilus had some features of today's submarines. The boat in 000 Leagues Under the Sea, published in 1870, could stay underwater for long periods

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Morgan Robertson wrote about the Titanic in 1898. That year, Robertson published The Wreck of the Titan: or, Futility, a novel about a huge ocean line

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CRACKED.COM Chappelle's Show predicted History Channel's Gangland. In 2003, audiences laughed at Dave Chappelle's skit that had the History Channel co

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The West Wing predicted the 2008 presidential election. A nonwhite Democratic legislator defeated an old-school Republican senator in fiction in 2006.

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The astronauts in 2001: A Space Oddyssey use iPads. Early in the movie, the characters watch a news broadcast on what looks a lot like a pair of table

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Roger Ebert In a 1987 interview, saw Netflix Ebert described what we coming back recognize in today the as video 80s. streaming. We will have high- d

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IRobot Hocrna CLEAN The Jetsons had roombas. The future in the 1960s wasn't so different from our present, complete with video chat, flat-screen TVs,


27 IRL Things That Were Totally Predicted By Pop Culture