14 films and TV shows ‘The Simpsons’ perfectly predicted

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Is there anything in this world The Simpsons hasn’t predicted?

The answer, it would appear, is a big ‘ol no. They predicted Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, they predicted a whole bunch of technology advances, and — as you’ve probably already read — they even predicted a Donald Trump presidency.

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But the list doesn’t stop there.

In recent months, the Twitter account @Simpsonsfilms has been on a mission to prove that The Simpsons basically foretold every single film and television show out there.

Take a look at the following evidence and then tell us that Matt Groening isn’t blessed with some kind of precognitive power: Read more…

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Our dystopian future isn’t found in ‘1984’ — it’s ‘Brave New World’ and ‘Infinite Jest’

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set a high bar for developers at the company’s annual Build conference last week with a slightly off-putting challenge: don’t let your programs — and by extension, our technology — turn human society into a subservient mass of soulless drones. 

“I do believe it’s up to us to ensure that some of the more dystopian scenarios don’t come true,” Nadella said, flanked by a backdrop of the book jacket illustrations from George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, two of the 20th century’s most well-known works of fiction.

Satya Nadella calling out developers at Microsoft Build.

Satya Nadella calling out developers at Microsoft Build.

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South Korean president’s rescue pets are so popular they have their own fan art

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The internet loves cats. And puppers. And doggos.

So you’d be pleased to find out that South Korea’s First Pets are all from shelters, and that they’re cute as heck. 

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in introduced his cat — Jjing-jjing — to the country’s presidential mansion yesterday (May 14):

Image: Moon Jae-in/Naver

Image: Moon Jae-in/Naver

Jjing-jjing is coming to the Blue House alongside Maroo and Tory, Moon’s dogs. The cat rose to fame during Moon’s first presidential campaign in 2012, when Moon ran against Park Geun-hye. Read more…

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Skilled toddler puts out birthday candle with well-aimed soccer ball

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However good you might be at soccer, you’ve got nothing on this kid.

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2-year-old Korbin Jackson has an Instagram account dedicated to all sorts of trick shots. Previous videos suggest he’s already a total pro at basketball and ping pong, but from the looks of the clip he shared two days ago we can safely add a new skill to his list — snuffing out the candle of a birthday cake with a soccer ball.

Lights out. 👟🕯💨

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Not bad, eh? Read more…

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Stunning drone video shows the evolution of the new Apple Park campus

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Apple’s stunning new campus in Cupertino, called Apple Park, was scheduled to open to employees in April 2017, but no announcements have been made during that month and we’re already deep into May. 

However, most of the buildings at the 175-acre campus appear to be near-finished at this point, and thanks to videographer Matthew Roberts, you can now see how the construction had progressed from June 2016 until now in glorious 4K resolution.

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Roberts has diligently been filming Apple’s new campus with a Phantom 3 Pro drone during the last year, and now he compiled the best moments into one six-minute video.  Read more…

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Kendall Jenner’s first modelling spread since the Pepsi ad was upstaged by the photographer

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Kendall Jenner hasn’t exactly been in hiding since her appearance in Pepsi’s disastrous and excruciatingly tone-deaf advert. But Jenner’s first modelling spread since the ad wasn’t quite the comeback she had in mind because her photographer kind of stole her thunder. 

@theststyle with @kendalljenner Styling: @celestinecooney Hair: @dklahair MUA: @1maryphillips

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Cole Sprouse — star of Riverdale and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody — photographed Jenner for the high fashion shoot for the Sunday Times Style magazine. But, the reaction on social media was less focused on Jenner’s comeback, and more on Sprouse’s newfound career as a fashion photographer.  Read more…

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Watch these ‘sumo wrestlers’ in schoolgirl outfits absolutely kick ass

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These Japanese “schoolgirls” are making sumo wrestling great again.

Two Japanese sumo girls are seen twisting, throwing, and body dropping each other with ease in a promotional video for a high school sumo tournament.

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The video, entitled “Sumo Girl 82 techniques”, showcases the 82 known winning techniques of sumo wrestling and is a promotional video for the High School Sumo Kanazawa Tournament.  

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In order to win a sumo match, you have to force your opponent out of the ring, or make them touch the ground with any part of the body other than their feet.  Read more…

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ star’s old acting footage is a thing of beauty

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Charlie Hunnam may be best known as a badass leather-clad biker these days, but back in 1998 he had an entirely different look.

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, the Sons of Anarchy and King Arthur star was presented with some footage from his earliest acting performance: a 1998 cameo in the British teen drama Byker Grove.

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We don’t know what’s more fun to watch: the footage itself, or Charlie Hunnam’s mildly cringy reaction to watching it again. Read more…

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Cheeky political ad is a total throwback to the ’90s

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The Green Party is serious ad goals — and the latest is the cheekiest to date. 

After depicting UK politicians as a bunch of squabbling 5-year-olds, the party produced a retro-looking ad for a fake board game called “The Race to Number 10 — Snap Election edition.” 

The ad is a nod to ’90s advertising, with saturated colours, Comic Sans fonts, a smiling family and creepy voiceover. 

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“The game no one wants to play is back — with only two teams to choose from,” it says, in reference to the surprise snap elections of June 8. 

More subtly outrageous statements at the two parties dominating UK politics, the Labour Party and the Conservatives, are made as the family plays the game: Read more…

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Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware attack is a wake-up call for governments

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A global ransomware attack hit thousands of Windows-based computers late last week, locking users’ files and demanding Bitcoin payment to unlock them. 

The attack, called WannaCry (or WannaCrypt), is a lesson to both the IT industry and consumers, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith argued in a blog post Sunday. But most of all, it is a wake-up call for governments, whose stockpiling of software vulnerabilities can be as dangerous as getting their missiles stolen. 

SEE ALSO: Get ready for a possible ‘second wave’ of that massive global cyberattack

According to Smith, all Windows computers that are fully updated are safe from the attack, and Microsoft has been “working around the clock since Friday to help all our customers who have been affected by this incident.” Read more…

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