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  • Everyone's favorite yellow family, The Simpsons, have been cracking us up for decades.

  • But sometimes fact can be funnier than fiction.

  • From real life octuplets to a man who got kicked out of an all-you-can-eat restaurant,

  • stay tuned to AllTime10s for 10 Simpsons Jokes That Came True.

  • 10) Tomacco

  • In this classic episode, Homer decides to turn his yellow fingers green and plant a

  • mix of crops on the land while hiding out in Grampa's old farmhouse.

  • But, deciding that fertilizer is for amateurs, Homer uses plutonium instead and ends up with

  • a hybrid crop that he names tomacco, a mix of tomato and tobacco.

  • Despite tasting disgusting, the juicy fruits are highly addictive, making the produce extremely popular.

  • In 2003 operations analyst Rob Baur became inspired by the episode and decided to grow

  • his own tomacco plant by grafting together a tobacco root and a tomato stem.

  • Forensic scientists even confirmed that the plant's leaves contained nicotine.

  • Bauer's ingenuity gained him some attention and he was invited to meet the writer of the

  • Simpsons episode, Ian Maxtone-Graham.

  • He even fed him a real life tomacco.

  • 9) Lunch Mats.

  • Yum.

  • Lunch Lady Doris is frequently seen putting questionable ingredients into the school children's

  • lunch meals, including horse testicles and even a gym mat.

  • And unfortunately it's not just the poor kids at Springfield Elementary who are forced

  • to eat that crap.

  • In 2013 European countries were rocked with the news that supermarket food labeled as

  • containing beef secretly contained horse meat - in some cases as much as 100%.

  • Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond in 2011 food bloggers reported that a Simpsons

  • joke had come true when it was discovered that the McRib burger shared an ingredient

  • otherwise found in yoga mats.

  • The ingredient in question was Azodicarbonamide, which is found in foam products and also acts

  • as a flour-bleaching agent.

  • This means that the yoga mat ingredient is in every single bun in McDonald's and most

  • fast food joints.

  • However, it has been banned in Europe for potentially contributing to asthma.

  • 8) All You Can Eat?

  • We all know Homer loves his food, and this is no more evident than in the episode

  • New Kid on the Block, when he takes 'all you can eat' a bit too literally.

  • After hours of gorging food at the seafood buffet in The Frying Dutchman, Homer is eventually

  • thrown out.

  • But, feeling like he's suffered a huge injustice by not eating the Sea Captain out of business,

  • Homer takes the restaurant to court, suing them for failing to live up to the promise

  • of 'all you can eat'.

  • Now from Springfield to Wisconsin, where Homer's predicament became a real-life problem for

  • Bill Wisth, who visited Chuck's Place in the hope of taking advantage of their all

  • you can eat promotion.

  • After he'd eaten 12 whole fish, the restaurant complained that they were running out of food.

  • They gave Wisth another 8 fish and agreed that the meal was on the house if he promised

  • to leave the site.

  • Not satisfied with their offer, Wisth called the police and picketed outside the restaurant,

  • accusing them of false advertising.

  • Ironically Wisth himself ended up getting arrested, as his outraged picketing fell under

  • the category of disorderly conduct.

  • 7) Octomum

  • When the Simpsons family decide to meddle in Apu and Manjula's life by spiking them

  • with fertility drugs, Manjula ends up giving birth to octuplets.

  • However, as he doesn't have enough funds to raise a family of 10, Apu agrees to let

  • his kids be raised by the sleazy owner of the Springfield Zoo, Larry Kidkill.

  • And soon he becomes horrified to learn that the deal includes his babies being exploited

  • as a star attraction at the zoo.

  • When the episode was released it received mixed reviews from critics, including journalist

  • Nancy Basile from about.com who claimed that the plot was 'outlandish'.

  • Little could Basile have imagined that in 2009, America would have its very own octomom.

  • Natalie Denise Doud-Suleman ended up with octuplets when her IVF doctor dangerously

  • transferred 12 embryos into her uterus.

  • Unable to afford that many children as a single mum, Doud-Suleman used her reputation as an

  • Octomom to become a porn star and secure a reality TV show.

  • 6) Slick Thieves

  • Homer's never-ending money making schemes take a hilarious turn in the 1998 episode

  • Lard of the Dance, when he realizes he can make money by stealing and reselling grease.

  • He even pulls Bart out of school to help with his new business venture.

  • This episode is one of the best, not just because we get to see Willy's buff body,

  • but also because the idea of stealing grease just sounds so ridiculous.

  • That was until 2011, when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that gangs of thieves were greasing

  • their pockets - pun intended - by stealing and re-selling used oil from restaurants.

  • Although it is unknown exactly how much the stolen grease is sold for, it is thought to

  • be a multi-million dollar business.

  • 5) Leftorium

  • An episode focusing on left-handedness shouldn't be this funny.

  • But in the 1991 episode 'When Flanders Failed', viewers have no option but to laugh at Homer's

  • eagerness to see his neighbor Ned fail in his left handed shop venture.

  • During the episode, Homer witnesses various characters bemoaning the lack of products

  • made for their left-handed predicament.

  • But, rather than directing them toward Flanders' shop, he chooses instead to stand gleefully

  • in the wings until his neighbor falls into financial ruin.

  • Cut to real life San Francisco in 2008, when the city became a bit more inclusive and the

  • Lefty's store opened, selling customized left handed products to the public.

  • But with only 1 in 9 people being left-handed in the real world - compared to 1 in 3 Springfieldians

  • - only time will tell whether the franchise will become as popular as Flanders' Leftorium

  • ends up being.

  • 4) Mile High Dining Club

  • In what is probably one of the steamiest episodes of The Simpsons, 'Natural Born Kissers'

  • sees Homer and Marge re-discover their sexual mojo by getting it on in public.

  • Before the sparks start flying, though, Springfield's favorite couple are forced to endure a not-so

  • romantic date with their kids at Up, Up and Buffet!

  • A restaurant built inside an airplane, which even has the added bonus of simulated turbulence.

  • If you are a high flyer and that actually sounds like your idea of fun, then you'll

  • love The Airplane Restaurant, the self-proclaimed best aviation restaurant in the United States.

  • Located in Colorado, the home of the US Air Force Academy, the restaurant was repurposed

  • from a Boeing KC-97 in 2002.

  • Fit to serve 42 passengers - I mean diners - at a time, let's hope anyone eating here

  • has a better time than Marge and Homer.

  • 3) Trumptastic

  • In what was meant to be the most absurd joke that Simpsons creator Matt Groening could

  • think of, the episode Bart to the Future sees Donald Trump as president of the United States.

  • In this episode, Bart is shown a vision set 30 years in the future.

  • Looking at this dystopia, America has hit rock bottom at the hands of Trump, who has

  • left the country categorically broke.

  • According to scriptwriter Dan Greaney, the episode was intended to be a 'warning to

  • America' of what could happen should the US go 'insane'.

  • But clearly no one took notice, and in 2016 Donald Trump secured the position of presidential

  • candidate for the Republican Party, remaining almost head to head with opponent Hillary Clinton

  • throughout the campaign.

  • While Matt Groening has admitted that he still believes it's unlikely that Trump will become

  • president, it wouldn't be the first time a Simpsons joke came true.

  • 2) Bloody Billboard

  • When Springfield's favorite cartoon duo, Itchy and Scratchy, finally got their own

  • movie, it was only right that their billboard was as graphic and bloody as their cartoons.

  • In the 1992 episode of the Simpsons, we see a billboard of a giant Itchy axing Scratchy's

  • head off, squirting blood onto a newly married couple.

  • If anyone was going to bring this idea to life, it had to be Mr. Violence himself, Quentin

  • Tarantino.

  • In a New Zealand billboard advertising campaign for his action movie Kill Bill, lead actress

  • Uma Thurman was depicted wielding a samurai sword while blood-like paint dripped off her

  • weapon onto the white cars below.

  • The billboard, which was devised by advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, received criticism

  • for being too gory.

  • But anything inspired by Itchy and Scratchy gets our backing.

  • 1) Snake Whacking

  • It's Whacking Day!

  • Springfield's favorite annual holiday, second only to Christmas.

  • During the brutal holiday, the town of Springfield races to the square, wielding bats, ready

  • to beat Springfield's snakes to death.

  • And it's a tradition that Reverend Lovejoy even claims is supported

  • by the Bible.

  • With Homer already polishing his pole, it's down to Bart and Lisa to fight for snake rights.

  • At the climax of the episode, the witty Simpson kids enlist the help of soul singer Barry

  • White to save the snakes, by luring them into the safety of their house.

  • In 2013 nearly 1,600 people were drawn to Florida by the invitation to take part in

  • a real life snake cull, named Python Challenge.

  • Due to their camouflage and habit for lying still, the pythons are infamously hard to

  • catch, but nevertheless hunters were advised to kill the snakes via a bullet to the brain

  • or straight decapitation.

  • Really humane, then.

  • Sadly, with no soul singers to be found supporting snakes in real life, 68 invasive Burmese pythons

  • were killed by the hunters.

Everyone's favorite yellow family, The Simpsons, have been cracking us up for decades.

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