Have you ever had a memory
of something so strong that you swear it to be true?
What happens when hundreds or even thousands of other people share the same memory
only to discover that it never actually happened?
Here are the 10 freakiest examples of the Mandela effect.
Number 10 is Nelson Mandela.
The Mandela effect is named after Nelson Mandela
a revolutionary South African politician
who was born on July 18th 1918 in the village of Mvezo in the Cape Province.
Known for his nonviolent protests,
Mandela was arrested on August 5th 1962.
And served over 27 years in prison
for conspiring to overthrow the state.
Released in 1990 he became the first president of South Africa
electively serving only one term
before stepping down to focus
on fighting HIV/AIDS
and poverty in 1994.
That fight continued until he passed away on December 5th 2013.
But is that what you remember?
If you’re like many people you may recall stories of Mandela dying while
still in prison in the 1980s.
While others believe that the year of his death was 1991.
But if that were the case how could he have become president?
This is merely one example
of how alternate universes may have collided or even merged with our own.
9. 你好 克拉丽丝
Number nine is Hello Clarice.
When The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 13, 1991,
it showed the world just how far into
the mind Anthony Hopkins performances could reach
to truly make us anxiously scared.
The film went on to win five Academy Awards
including best actor for Hopkins,
best actress for Jodie Foster,
and best picture.
As with a film so terrific and beloved
it’s no wonder people would want to quote it all the time.
The problem is
that many people are using a line that was simply
never spoken by the violent psychopath
even once in the film.
That line “Hello Clarice” in a dark, creepy tone is now synonymous
with The Silence of the Lambs
and Hannibal Lecter.
But he never actually said it.
In the film, when the two main characters first meet,
Lecter does greet the FBI cadet
by saying”Good evening, Clarice.”
But the quote people have been
using to freak people out for over 26 years
never actually happened.
How can this be the case
when so many people have used this line
for almost three decades?
Number eight is Uncle Pennybags.
If I were to ask you
to describe the wealthy property owning Monopoly guy,
better known as rich Uncle Pennybags,
from the Hasbro and Parker Brothers game Monopoly,
what would you say?
You might say he’s old or he wears a tuxedo.
However if your description includes a monocle on one eye,
you may be living in an alternate reality.
That’s because despite what many will claim is a change to his appearance,
Uncle Pennybags never wore a monocle.
Though it was released back in 1903,
Monopoly didn’t get the mascot until
the chance and community chest cards
were added with his image in 1936.
He was designed by artist Dan Fox
who modeled him after J.P. Morgan,
an American financier and banker
who wore spectacles but alas no monocle.
As you think of him yourself right now,
you likely pictured him with a monocle.
So, how can it be that you and literally millions of others are wrong?
Number seven is A Curious Tale.
When it comes to kids books about trouble making monkeys,
few are anywhere near as popular as
the one and only Curious George.
Created by Hans Augusto Rey and Margaret Rey,
George was first introduced in 1939
in the French children’s book Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys.
It wasn’t until 1941 that he got his own book
appropriately titled Curious George.
Six more books were published
about the mischievous monkey and are a staple in children’s literature.
But if you were to ask someone to describe Curious
George all too often they would add a body part
to the little guy that simply doesn’t exist,
That’s right, despite what your mind could
be telling you, Curious George absolutely does not
have a tale and never has.
Not in any of his books or even
in the first book he ever appeared in.
George has been referred to as a chimp
which don’t have a tale anyway.
But that hasn’t stopped people from swearing
that they’ve seen him with one.
Think back into your own memory.
Does Curious George have a tale or not?
Number six is Mona Lisa’s Smile.
Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503,
the Mona Lisa is widely considered
today to be the most famous painting on the planet.
With eyes that seem to follow you staring into yours no matter
where you stand in the room,
the Italian renaissance artist’s masterpiece portrays Lisa del Giocondo,
an Italian mother of five children
which da Vinci painted due
to not having any income.
But when you think of this beautiful half length portrait,
what expression do you remember her having?
Like many others, you may think of herbeing totally serious,
staring calmly yet intensely at you.
But if that’s the case I feel obligated
to inform you that you, like millions of others, are mistaken.
Yes despite the picture that you may have in your head,
the Mona Lisa is actually smirking.
Many people have come forward claiming that the famous portrait has been altered.
But historical photos confirm
that she’s always been smiling.
Number five is I Am Your Father.
close your eyes and take yourself back to cloud city in Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
where Luke Skywalker just lost his hand
to the evil Sith leader Darth Vader.
As he holds where his hand was,
the young Jedi in training listens
as the dark lord bellows, “Luke, I am your father.”
now, open your eyes and hear that
in fact he actually never said that.
This line is synonymous with Star Wars.
And it’s one of the biggest movie twists of all time.
But the dialogue simply doesn’t play out that way.
The biggest fans of the franchise or simply those who watch it again,
will reveal to you that Vader actually responds to Luke’s cries that Darth Vader
killed his father by saying “No, I am your father.”
hundreds of films and TV shows have
misquoted that epic reveal for decades
since the Empire’s release on May 17, 1980.
But many people believe that the line has been changed along with reality itself.
The question is, how do you remember the line?
Number four is Jiffy.
Many people remember going back to when they were a child
having peanut butter and jelly using Jiffy peanut butter.
However, that product never existed.
That’s right for all of you who truly thought Jiffy was a real thing,
it’s either a figment of your collective
imaginations or it’s only on shelves in another universe.
While Jiffy isn’t and never has been
a real product, Jif peanut butter was and still is today.
Many people remember when Jif was first marketed
that it was called Jiffy
and that’s what led to the mistaken name in so many minds.
However, when Jif was founded in 1958
in Lexington Kentucky, by Proctor and Gamble,
it was called just that, Jif.
According to J.M. Smucker, the company that currently owns the brand,
the name Jif was chosen
due to it being easy to say, spell,
And it’s the only name the peanut butter has ever gone by.
Number three is Shazaam Kazaam.
If you’re looking for laughs and a dash of magic,
then look no further than the great 90s
kid’s movie Shazaam about a genie
with attitude and his new preteen master
starring none other than Sinbad.
Many people from around the world remember this
classic movie and you may be one of them.
However, what if I told you that there never was a movie called Shazaam
and it never starred Sinbad?
The movie people are likely thinking
about when they claim this film absolutely existed
is the 1996 box office flop Kazaam
starring NBA legend and guy
who’s way too tall for most rooms,
That’s right Shaquille O’Neal was the genie
not Sinbad who seemed to appear in most
of the other children’s movies around 1996.
To this day,
there are entire forums dedicated online to the fact that the movie
was called Shazaam and it starred Sinbad.
How can thousands upon thousands be wrong when it never existed?
Number two is the magic mirror.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
It’s one of the most famous lines ever uttered by a movie villain.
And it never happened.
Premiering at the Carthay Circle theater
on December 21st, 1937,
Walt Disney’s first animated feature
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
was a masterpiece out of the gate drawing a standing ovation
from even the harshest critics who initially said Disney wouldn’t complete
such a huge undertaking.
As many people remember
in the film when the evil queen looks into the mirror
she says,”Mirror mirror on the wall,”
except that she doesn’t.
What she actually says is “Magic mirror on the wall.”
A potential reason for this is
in the original Brothers Grimm story,
she does say mirror mirror.
But that hasn’t stopped a huge number
of people from claiming that they remember her saying it in the movie.
1. 《Berenstain Bears》
And number one is the Berenstain Bears.
That’s right I said Berenstain
Remember that family of four bears that taught you
right from wrong and how to deal with bullies
and parties when you were barely old enough to read?
你知道 他们一家有妈妈 爸爸 哥哥 妹妹
You know, mama, papa, brother, and sister bear.
你记忆中这部片子叫《Berenstein Bears》 对吗？
You likely remember them as the Berenstein Bears, right?
Though a great number of you will disagree
wholeheartedly with this, they have always been called the Berenstain Bears.
Dubbed by editor Theodore Geisel,
also known as Dr. Seuss,
the family is named after their creators,
Stan and Jan Berenstain.
The book series began hitting shelves in 1962
with the first installment The Big Honey Hunt.
Stan and Jan Berenstain continued
to write stories about the bear family
right up until their deaths.
Today the series continues with their son Michael Berenstain
as their author.
Without a change in how the family’s last name is spelled.
That’s right, the name that you remember vividly
from your childhood never existed.
But that’s all for today’s episode.
I hope you enjoyed it.
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