Questioning the Past

Humans can remember things differently, but there are events or objects throughout history that a large number of people remember happening a certain way. This would be called, The Mandela Effect. The name roots from when a former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was in prison. Many remember him dying in prison, but he actually passed away in 2013 from a respiratory tract infection. People claimed to even remember news stories about how he died in prison. This lead to people believing we are in a parallel universe and things have changed names or events did or didn’t happen how they remember.

Berenstain vs Berenstein  

This is perhaps the most popular Mandela effect of them all. Many remember these popular cartoon bears being called, The Berenstein Bears, but if you look it up, they are actually named The Berenstain Bears.


Monopoly Monocle

People remember the Monopoly Man always wearing a monocle, but it turns out he actually never wore one.

Oscar Meyer vs Oscar Mayer

This hot dog and lunch meat brand were always remembered being spelled with Meyer, but it’s always been, Mayer.

Pikachu’s Tail

Pokemon fans remember Pikachu having a black tip on his tail, but he actually never did.

Curious George’s Tail

Viewers would expect a monkey to have a tail, but Curious George never did, despite viewer’s believing so.

“Luke, I am your father.”

This is one of the most iconic movie lines of all time. It was always remembered as, “Luke, I am your father,” but the real line is, “No, I am your father.”

Kit-Kat or KitKat

The famous candy bar never had a dash in its name even though people swear they remember it.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall.” 

The Queen from Snow White never actually said, “Mirror mirror on the wall,” she said, “Magic mirror on the wall.”

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