List of the “Mandela Effect” Changes

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What is the Mandela Effect?

For those of you who have not heard of the Mandela Effect, it is a weird glitch in our memories or as many believe, the earth may have jumped to a parallel universe much like our own, but with tiny differences that account for strange “mass wrong memories.” If this sounds confusing, here are some examples below of the things that mass amounts of people remember, but seems to have changed and been wiped out of our history. The name of the theory comes a “false or altered” memory regarding Nelson Mandela.


  1. Nelson Mandela, died in the 80s’s or in 2013?

    Many people say they remember Nelson Mandela dying while he was still in prison back in the ’80s and that they remember seeing his funeral on TV. In our current history our records say Mandela’s actual death was on Dec. 5, 2013. Read more here about the Nelson Mandela controversy.

    When do you remember Nelson Mandela dying?
  2. The Berenstein Bears or Berenstain Bears?

    Many people swear that they remember it being Berenstein Bears that they grew up with. But if you look at the books it is now really spelled, “Berenstain Bears.”Which way do you remember? Read More Here.

  3. Oscar Meyer or Oscar Mayer?

    Many people believe that the name used to be, “Oscar Meyer.” The correct spelling as of right now is Oscar Mayer but lots of people believe that it used to be spelled with an, “e” and that is how it is still pronounced. Remember the jingle” My bologna has a first name, it’s O.S.C.A.R, my bologna has a second name it’s……. ” How do you remember it being spelled? Read more about the Oscar Mayer theories here.

    How do you remember the popular hot dogs being spelled?
  4. “Sex in the City” or “Sex and the City”?

    Which way do you remember it? A large amount of people say they remember, “Sex in the City” yet the correct way is now, “Sex and the City.” Which way do you remember it? Read more about the Mandela Effect and Sex and the City here.

    Which way do you remember it?
  5. “Hello, Clarice” 

    Do you remember hearing Hannibal Lecter say, “Hello Clarice” in “Silence of the Lambs?” Well many think they do but there is nowhere in the movie he says that. Read more about this controversy here.

    Do you remember Hannibal Lecter saying, "Hello Clarice" in the movie, "Silence of the Lambs?"
  6. “Luke, I am your father.”

    We all remember Darth Vader saying this to Luke Skywalker right? Well apparently we shouldn’t, because he doesn’t say that now. He now says, “No, I am your father.” Read more about this Star Wars “false memory” here.

    Which phrase do you remember Darth Vader saying to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars?
  7. C-3PO has one silver leg.

    Speaking of Star Wars, another strange change in things as we thought we knew it, is that C-3PO is all gold, except one silver leg. Do any of you recall him ever having just one silver leg from the knee down?

    How do you remember C-3PO from Star Wars?
  8. Did the Mr. Rogers theme song change?

    Are we just remembering it wrong? Many of us swear he sang, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” That’s not what it was, though, if you listen now, it says, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,” What do you think?

    Which sounds like how you remember the Mr. Rogers theme song?
  9. Forrest Gump’s most famous line altered?

    We all have uttered the famous quotes from the movie, Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks, “Life is like a box of chocolates,” right?  Well, it turns out that he now actually says, “Life was like a box of chocolates,” A subtle but noticeable change. Plus, earlier in the film when his mom actually says that to him, she says it the original way that we all remember.

    What quotes do you remember from Forrest Gump?
  10. Fill in the blanks, “Interview _______ ____ Vampire.”

    If you answered, “Interview with a Vampire,” you are with the rest of us. But, if you look now the movie is called, “Interview with the Vampire.”

    What movie title do you remember with the movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt?
  11. Did Queen’s song, “We are the Champions” change?

    Sing the last line of the song to yourself. Did you sing, “We are the champions, of the world?” Well, now if you listen to it, the, “of the world” part is cut off. It just ends at, “we are the champions.”

    How do you remember Queen's song, " We are the Champions" ending?
  12. Did Curious George have a tail?

    Many people believe they remember Curious George with a long monkey tail. Of course, right? What monkey doesn’t have a tail? Well, if you look at the old books, Curious George doesn’t. At least, now, he doesn’t.

    How do you remember Curious George?
  13. There is no such thing as Jiffy peanut butter.

    There is Jif. But not Jiffy. Many people believe they remember it being, “Jiffy” when they were young, but the company says it’s always been just Jif.

    Do you feel like you remember Jiffy peanut butter?
  14. “Fruit Loops ” or “Froot Loops.”

    If you guessed it is Fruit Loops, you are wrong. The name of the yummy multi colored cereal is actually Froot Loops.

    Which way do you remember the fruity cereal being spelled?
  15. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

    We all remember this line from Snow White right? Well, wrong. It actually is, “Magic Mirror on the wall.” What? No, how can this be?

    What do you remember the Evil Queen saying as she talked to her mirror?
  16.  Monopoly Man Carrying a Monocle

    Or was he? A lot of people report that they remember the Monopoly man running with a bag of money in his hands. But really in the game, he has never carried one.

    Do you remember the Monopoly man carrying a bag of money?
  17. Remember Sinbad playing a genie in Shazaam?

    Well if you do, you are remembering wrong, it was actually Shaq who starred in Shazaam as the genie.

    Who do you remember playing the genie in Shazaam?
  18. Kit-Kat or KitKat bar.

    How many of you remember Kit Kat being spelled with a hyphen? Kit-Kat or KitKat? Well, there actually never really was a hyphen even through many people believe there used to be.

    How do you remember the chocolate bar being spelled?


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