Do you remember in 2000, when The Simpsons predicted that Donald Trump would one day be President of the United States?

还记得《辛普森一家》(The Simpsons)吗?2000年,这部动画片预测,唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)会成为美国总统。

Back then, in that happier time, it seemed daft and improbable - nothing but a good joke.

当时美国社会还算欢快,这种预测听上去不过是个蠢蠢的玩笑,根本不会实现。

Fast-forward 17 years, and the joke is basically on us.

17年如白驹过隙,如今玩笑成真了。

Trump becoming President is just one in a long line of eerie predictions the long-running TV show has made which came true.

特朗普成为总统只是《辛普森一家》众多神预测之一,这部剧的寿命相当长。

Other instances of clairvoyance include predicting America's Ebola breakout, corruption in FIFA and the invention of FaceTime.

它还做过其他预测,如美国爆发埃博拉病毒、国际足球联合会内部腐败、视频通话软件FaceTime问世等等。

However, they've proven to be WAY ahead of the curve with a particular recent event -by two decades in fact.

但是有一件事表明,《辛普森一家》早在二十多年前就做出了预测。

Earlier today, in a deal worth £39 billion, Walt Disney agreed to take control of Rupert Murdoch's 20 Century Fox Inc.

今晨,迪士尼签约拿下20世纪福克斯公司(Rupert Murdoch's 20 Century Fox Inc),交易达390亿英镑。

Aside from the fact this is a staggering and almost surreal amount of money, this news is also even more remarkable because of The Simpsons.

这桩交易尽管数额巨大,让人难以置信,但它能闻名于世却源于《辛普森一家》。

In the episode titled 'When You Dish Upon A Star' which aired on 8 November 1998, one scene showed the outside of the 20 Century Fox studio.

1998年11月8日,《辛普森一家》播放了名为“When You Dish Upon A Star”一集,展示了20世纪福克斯公司的外部状态。

Beneath the famous logo it reads "A Division of Walt Disney Co."

在该公司大名鼎鼎的标识下写着“迪士尼公司分部。”

Spooky, no?

是不是很恐怖?

Our only question is - what other worrying happenings will The Simpsons predict next?

目前我们唯一的疑问是:《辛普森一家》还将做出怎样令人忧心的预测?