Who could have predicted that the United States would ever win an Olympic gold medal in curling? Sure, it's a sport that doesn't require physical fitness, but few Americans even knew what it was until the Vancouver Olympics, while Canada and the Scandinavian countries traditionally rule. The answer is: The Simpsons. In an episode from 2010, Homer and Marge beat Sweden for the gold.
Then on Saturday, it happened in real life. Team USA defeated Canada to advance to the final, then bested Sweden 10-7. Take that, Sweden!
It's the first gold medal the USA has ever won in curling. The Simpsons has a record of predicting events that eventually become true, which is because the show has been on the air a million years and specializes in outrageously improbable storylines. But did they ever predict the ending of this women's cross country skiing event? -via Uproxx