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Did Simpsons predict President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia? [closed]

There is a picture attributed to Simpsons episode from early 2000's (I couldn't deny or confirm it yet after some search) which has been circulating on the Social media a lot: Ridiculously, this pic ...
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Did Jayabaya predicts cars and airplanes?

http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-writings/jayabaya-seer-king-java-who-predicted-dutch-and-japanese-occupation-020803 He would appear, according to Jayabaya, "when iron wagons could ...
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Did Pablo Reyes post a Facebook update that predicts the future?

It has been widely reported that the Facebook post of a user called Pablo Reyes made a number of startling predictions: Call me crazy but in 2016 Hillary Clinton will be the first female president, ...
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Did this Twitter bot predict the Paris shootings 2 days before they happened?

A (now suspended) Twitter bot under the handle PZFeed Ebooks (@PZbooks) posted this tweet on November 11th, at 11:44 AM. Note the date carefully, that's November 11th, 2015. It reads: BREAKING: ...
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Can manipulating a lucid dream change the future?

In his self-published article, Theory of Precognitive Dreams, Ian A. Wilson describes the concept of déjà rêve - feeling you have dreamt this situation before. He describes one anecdote where he had ...
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Did the Zohar predict 9/11?

Several websites claim that the Zohar predicted the event of 9/11 (for example, this, this, this, and this). The following quote is from the last link: On 9-11, not only the Twin Towers of the ...
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Do pendulums have any explanatory power?

The use of pendulum to answer all sorts of questions is quite widespread. People use it to make decision about their lives or to find a lost object. Talking about several people believing in these ...
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Did the Qur'an predict the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Issus?

The Wikipedia page of the Qur'an and Miracles states Some Muslims believe that the Qur'an predicted many events years before they happened. They argue that such prophecies are proof of the ...
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Did Abraham de Moivre Predict His Own Death?

According to the website I was perusing, found here, it stated that a mathematician named Abraham de Moivre, predicted the date of his own death (using some nonsensical method of when he had slept for ...
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Can a cup of coffee be used as a barometer?

A recent Instructable was picked up by Lifehacker. It states: When you pour the coffee into your cup, watch the bubbles. If the bubbles move to the edge of the cup rather quickly, that's a ...
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Can Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predict the future with mathematics?

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is called the "New Nostradamus". According to his claims he is able to predict (and has predicted) big economic events such as the 2009 economic crisis. Supposedly he has a ...
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Can cows accurately predict when it is going to rain?

And do they show when they know it's going to rain by lying down, as the common saying suggests. Or is this just folklore? A quote on this Discovery Channel discussion board says this: Cows are ...