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The Simpsons writers appear to have nailed yet another prediction with a story of two people being rescued from a snow-covered cabin.
From presidents and celebrities to space flights and disease, The Simpsons has seemingly successfully managed to predict the future on a number of different occasions, leaving many viewers wondering how on Earth their track record could be so accurate.
Though it's purely all down to coincidence, the streak grew once again this week as rescuers sought to save two people who had been snowed in to a cabin for two months.
See footage from the rescue below:
According to a news release cited by CNN, the couple called the Sierra County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, February 1, and explained they had been stranded at the cabin in a remote part of California after a storm in December left significant snowfall and fallen trees.
They had managed to last two months on their supplies in the cabin, but they were running out of food and so were forced to ask for help being rescued.
The release explained: 'Due to the remote location and limited access due to winter conditions, the California Highway Patrol Air Operations were contacted and a request for mutual aid in rescuing the couple was made.'
The Sheriff's Office requested that the highway patrol respond to the scene to airlift the couple and their dog to safety, with footage showing the helicopter flying near the home. Once they were taken from the cabin, the couple were able to reunite with friends.
The story calls to mind an old episode of The Simpsons, titled Mountain of Madness, which originally aired on February 2, 1997, almost exactly 25 years to the day before the couple called for help.
In the episode, Homer and his boss Mr. Burns find themselves in a cabin buried by an avalanche, with each effort to escape only causing more chaos.
The pair realise it could be days before they're rescued and began to become consumed by cabin fever while other members of staff work to rescue them.
Admittedly, there was no dog alongside Burns and Homer during the episode, and they didn't have to rely on a helicopter to be saved, but I think the fact that the true story took place so close to the anniversary of the episode is enough to mark it up as another win for The Simpsons' writers.
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