The Simpsons predicted Ebola outbreak in 1997: Conspiracy theorists
Conspiracy theorists claim that an episode of the Simpsons mentioned Ebola in 1997 and that means the American cartoon predicted the Ebola outbreak in the United States
According to Internet conspiracy theorists, a clip from the show’s “Lisa’s Sax” episode in season nine is the proof.
Marge Simpson in one scene is trying to persuade Bart to get out of bed by offering him a book that is called, “Curious George and the Ebola Virus.”
The cover of the book shows an eponymous monkey in a sick bed.
The mother then asks her son to color something and Bart replies, “I already did.”
The son then points to an apocalyptic drawing of a dead Bart surrounded by blood and bodies with the sun and clouds appearing to cry.
The Daily Mail reported that Ebola was already known as a deadly virus in the late 90s despite the prediction from the TV series.
It also said the Ebola virus was discovered in 1976 following major outbreaks that year in the Sudan and Zaire.
The disease saw a resurgence with an outbreak in Gabon in 1994, followed by another in Zaire in 1995.
According to the Daily Mail, it could be said that other than the current Ebola crisis, the Simpsons episode actually predicted the outbreak, which occurred three years after the show aired.
The World Health Organization said the current disease has so far killed almost 4,000 people.
A Liberian man became the first Ebola victim to die on US soil on Wednesday. A British man died from suspected Ebola in Macedonia on Thursday.
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