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'The Simpsons' predicted a man climbing the Vegas Sphere and the internet can't get enough of it

"The Simpsons" is known for its uncanny ability to predict the future and its done it again.

'The Simpsons' predicted a man climbing the Vegas Sphere and the internet can't get enough of it
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"The Simpsons" uncanny ability to predict the future and it has become a long-standing joke. "The Simpsons" has held a mirror up to society since 1989 and here have been a lot of instances where the show has predicted the future. They did it again recently by predicting a man climbing onto a large sphere. A recent video of a man climbing the Sphere in Las Vegas protesting abortion caught the world's attention and "Simpsons" fans have drawn parallels between the incident and "The Simpsons Movie" where Homer climbed the Sphere encasing Springfield. Las Vegas Police received calls about Maison Des Champs, a 24-year-old rock climber, climbing the 366-foot-tall ball to grab the public's attention. Through an Instagram video, Maison Des informed people that he climbed the Sphere to protest abortion and help raise funds for a homeless pregnant woman so she could cancel her abortion appointment, as per Comic Sands

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Lisa Simpson and Bart Simpson cut-outs on display at
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Lisa Simpson and Bart Simpson cut-outs on display at "The Simpsons" 350th episode block party on the New York street of Fox Pico Lot on April 25, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

 



 

 

Soon enough, the video started doing rounds on the internet and social media users pointed out the similarity between the incident and "The Simpsons" film, adding to the legend.  Previously, people also drew parallels between Springfield getting enclosed in a glass case that seemed to descend from the sky and Stephen King's horror novel "Under The Dome" which came out two years later. The novel is about people in a small town in Maine grapple with isolation from the rest of the world.



 

 

The man who climbed the Sphere faced charges of felony destruction of personal property and conspiracy to destroy property. According to the outlet, this isn't the first time the man has faced charges for climbing a building. In 2021, he was arrested for climbing the Aria on the Strip to protest mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The man was initially charged with misdemeanor, disorderly conduct and trespassing but the charges were dismissed by the prosecutors later on. The climber supposedly planned the stunt to raise awareness for "Let Them Live," a pro-life non-profit. A representative from the organization said that Maison Des has done such stunts globally to raise funds for women in crisis. He is also said to have timed his stunt to coincide with the arrival of half a million football fans in Las Vegas for SuperBowl LVIII.



 

 

People were thrilled about the parallel and took to social media to comment. An X user @JacobBu48016595 commented, "'The Simpsons' predicted this... Maybe we truly live in a simulation." Another X user @BrzySells commented, "No way 'the Simpsons' predicted this too." Other people commented on how the Simpsons may be time travelers from the future. People couldn't stop marveling at the show's genius in predicting events that happen in real life.

 

 

 

 

 

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