The Mandela Effect: 10 Things You're Remembering Wrong
Sorry for blowing your mind.
The Mandela Effect, the commonly used nickname for "false memory", is a psychological phenomenon where you recall things as you think they happened, rather than how they actually did.
When most people talk about the Mandela Effect, it refers to a collective misremembering of something, shared by many. The names comes from the fact many people thought Nelson Mandela died in prison during the 1980s, even saying they recall his funeral being broadcast on TV, when in fact he was released from prison in 1990 and actually passed away 23 years later in 2013.
So, we've compiled 10 of the wildest things that you might be misremembering, because of how the rest of the world remembers it.
Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
"Luke, I am your father."
As you can see above, it's actually: "No, I am your father."
Loving those Fruit Loops for brekky?
Next time, take a closer look at the box - they're actually "Froot Loops"
"Flin" or "Flint"?
They're the modern stone-age family, and you spell their name with a "T" in the middle.
It's "Flint" like that city in Michigan that still doesn't have clean water.
C3PO is all gold, right?
Nope. He's got a silver leg.
"Life is like a box of chocolates" (Forrest Gump, 1994)
"Life was like a box of chocolates."
Sex AND the City
I know based on the show you'd feel "Sex in the City" is a 100 percent appropriate title for it, but it is actually "Sex AND the City" named after Carrie's column (the 300 words a week that apparently make her enough cash to pay rent in a Brownstone on the Upper East Side).
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" (Snow White, 1938)
The original movie says differently...
You might actually find that most of the more recent adaptations of the original story, including "Snow White and the Huntsman" and even "Mirror, Mirror" have used the quote that we all know, however, the 1938 movie quote actually goes:
"Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all."
"Hello, Clarice" (The Silence of the Lambs, 1991)
You're killing me with this one.
When Hannibal Lecter greets Clarice for the first time, all he says is "Good morning." so who knows where that quote actually appeared from?
The Ford logo is a bit fancier than you remember!
The little curl on the top logo has always been there
That portrait of King Henry VIII holding the turkey leg in one hand?
Doesn't exist, but you can thank The Simpsons for seeding that little slice of false history into the collective brain.
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