21 Eerily Specific Pop Culture Predictions That Came True

Look, we don't want to go around telling folks that we think prophets are real and stuff but, you know, there certainly is compelling evidence. And we aren't talking about evidence in holy books or scriptures or fortune cookies. We're talking about stuff that you've probably read and or seen or heard, and never even realized you were experiencing the future.

With the help of master manipulator AuntieMemedus, here are some pop culture moments that absolutely predicted future events.

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IN 1987, APPLE MADE A COMMERCIAL PREDICTING BORDERLINE MAGIC PRODUCTS THEY'D INVENT BY 2011. The video featured a tablet-style computer with a persona

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NICKI MINAJ PREDICTED HER COUSIN'S DEATH, WITH A SONG. Why'd you have to leave in July? On a peaceful and serene summer night ... Why the doctors cou

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WILCO'S ALBUM YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROTPREDICTED THE 9/11 ATTACKS. Tall buildings shake Voices escape singing sad sad songs.a Voices whine Skyscrapers are

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WARREN ZEVON PREDICTED HIS OWN DEATH. His song The Factory ends with these lines: Kickin' asbestos in the factory Punchin' out Chryslers in the facto

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IN 1898, MARK TWAIN MADE UP THE TELELECTROSCOPE. OR, AS WE CALL IT, THE INTERNET. The improved 'limitless- distance' telephone was presently introduc

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A GOOFY 1987 SITCOM PREDICTED GADHAFI'S DEATH WITHIN A FEW MONTHS. The show was called Second Chance, and in the pilot TAPETER'S OFFICE Colonel tuy 29

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ALBERT BROOKS PREDICTED REALITY TV IN 1979. FIEMING His mockumentary film Real Life featured an obnoxious, intrusive camera crew trailing a family and

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ENJOYING YOUR KFC DOUBLE DOWN? 30 ROCK THOUGHT OF IT FIRST. Tracy Ondan MEATMMACHONE MLAR ruF NOY BrAo Presenting the Tracy Jordan Meat Machine, whi

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THERE'S A POSTER ON ROBBIE'S WALL IN POLTERGEIST FROM THE 1988 SUPERBOWL. An odd choice of 1988 BLISH CE set decoration, considering the movie was rel

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IN THEIR PILOT EPISODE, THE LONE GUNMEN THWARTED A PLOT TO HIJACK A PLANE AND CRASH IT INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. (Cue X-Files theme music.) It aire

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JACKIE WILSON HAD A HEART ATTACK WHILE SINGING THE WORDS, MY HEART IS CRYING. STEREO higher Oruriok higher ... and JACKIE WILSON It was 1975, and Ja

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CHRIS ROCK NAILED THE TITLE OF OJ's BOOK. aJ SIMPSON I Didn't Kill MY wife! BLt If ! Here's DID I's How Do It It was 1999, on The Chris Rock Sbow. He

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21 Eerily Specific Pop Culture Predictions That Came True

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ROBERT HEINLEIN PREDICTED THE SCREEN SAVER, IN 1961. They went to the living room; Jill sat at his feet and they applied themselves to martinis. Oppo

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HAL IS HERE. The name of HAL, the sentient computer from the 1968 film 2001, is a one-letter shift from IBM. Today we have IBM'S Watson, an artificial

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DEMOLITION MANINADVERTENTLY PREDICTED SCHWARZENEGGER'S POLITICAL CAREER. Detective Huxley mentions doing research at the Arnold W0 Schwarzenegger Pres

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A 1986 ISSUE OF MAN OF STEEL FEATURED LOIS LANE TRAVELING ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE WHEN IT MET WITH DISASTER AND SUPES HAD TO RESCUE HER. As the artist wa

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THE FIRST VIDEO TO PLAY ON MTV PREDICTED ITS SUCCESS. The song was Video Killed the Radio Star, by the Buggles. It wasn't a new song, and music videos

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SUPERMANCOMICS PREDICTED THE ATOMIC BOMB. DOEANWHILE, IN SECRET UNDER - A Superman GROUND WORKSHOP, AN OLD ENEMYOF SUPERMAN CHUICKLEES TO HIMSELF.. co

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THE YEAR 1998, ACCORDING TO Americathon: The U.S. is depleted of oil and falling into bankruptcy to foreign lenders. Nike has become a huge conglomera

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TWO DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT THAT PARALYZED CHRISTOPHER REEVE, HBO AIRED A MOVIE STARRING REEVE IN A WHEELCHAIR. The movie was called Above Suspicion,

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