The Mandela effect will turn your world upside down!
The Mandela Effect is basically “misremembering something which you are surprised to find is incorrect. Here are some great examples:
✗ Nelson Mandela’s Death: This is where the phenomenon got its name. Countless people distinctly remember him dying in prison in the 1980s. The problem? He died in 2013 at age 95.
✗ Looney Tunes, Not Toons: It makes almost zero sense, but yes, the cartoon was spelled as “T-u-n-e-s”, rather than “T-o-o-n-s”.
✗ The Berenstein Bears Didn’t Exist: The lovable cartoon bear family actually spelt their last name with an “a”: The Berenstain Bears.
✗ Fruit of the Loom Logo: It is a drawing of fruits and leaves. But many clearly “remember” it as having a cornucopia (horn of plenty) behind the fruits. Nope. It has actually never been there.
✗ Febreze: You might use the stuff every day, but be honest: You thought it was “Febreeze,” didn’t you? Only one e before the ‘z’.
✗ Oscar Mayer: There’s an “A” in “Mayer”?! Be honest: You thought it was “Meyer”, didn’t you?
✗ Monopoly Man and His Monocle: … or more like the fact that he doesn’t have one. Yes, he has a big, bushy moustache and a top hat. But no monocle.
✗ “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates”: … is not what Tom Hanks’ ‘Forrest Gump’ said. Listen closely…he says, “Life was like a box of chocolates.”
✗ “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”: That wasn’t a line either. In fact, in “Snow White” the Wicked Queen says, “Magic mirror on the wall …” (Yes, my childhood has been ruined too.)
✗ Smokey Bear: Yep, that’s his name. Contrary to popular belief, his name isn’t “Smokey the Bear”.
✗ Sinbad Never Played a Genie: Bizarre, I know. Many people “distinctly remember” seeing the comedian play a genie in a movie called “Shazaam”. Maybe they’re confusing this memory with the movie “Kazaam”, starring Shaquille O’Neal as a genie.