"This postcard arrived at my address in Alice Ave, Orewa," writes Jim. "Sadly Nana Pat does not live here and inquiries in our neighbourhood have failed to locate her. It is such a lovely message, it is sad that Nana Pat will not receive it and feel that she has an neglectful granddaughter. I would be happy to pass the card on to Nana Pat if she contacts me directly or through you."

Janet Martin proudly shows off her very creative Christmas Teddy Bears Tree.
Janet Martin proudly shows off her very creative Christmas Teddy Bears Tree.

The Simpsons' prophecies spot on

The Simpsons

has had an impressive track record for predicting future events including an episode in 2000 where Donald Trump was in the Oval Office. The cartoon show also predicted who would win the Nobel Prize for Economics six years early. In a 2010 episode, Milhouse tries to impress longtime crush Lisa by contributing to a prediction sheet on who would win the economics prize. His pick: Bengt Holmstrom of MIT. In 2016, Holmstrom was named a joint winner. And in a 1994 episode Principal Skinner is ousted after angering the superintendent. Unnoticed by his inspection: the fact that Lunch-lady Doris prefers to prepare school lunches using giant tubs of horse parts. In 2013, several food producers in France, Sweden and Britain were found to have distributed frozen burgers and other products that contained horsemeat, an unwelcome additive they did not disclose. (Via Mental Floss.com)