September 13, 2023

Okay Everyone... The Mandela Effect Is Really Blowing My Mind Away. 🤯😬😩 I Put Together A Comprehensive List Of Things That Have Changed.

So I put together this comprehensive list below I've taken from several websites that duplicate most of the items and I only pulled what I was missing in this growing list. I numbered the items and highlighted each one for us for easy reference. I will keep adding to this list as I come across new stuff. This is such a wild phenomenon. There are two dimensions merging right now. The other dimension's reality is becoming our new reality. Everything many of us remember as being true never existed, or never happened. Once those of us who remember it differently die, the new generations will only know this new reality as the truth. It's like the movie, 'They Live' where the guy takes off his sunglasses and sees a totally different reality. It's very interesting though that the famous lines they say are untrue, many of us have used in conversations for added fun. The articles I share below call this a result of 'false memories from disinformation/misinformation'. Another article called it 'groupthink mistaken memories' and 'collective false memory' and 'collective bad memories'.

I'm still mindblown by this list. Especially the 'Lion lay with the lamb' changed to 'the wolf will lay with the lamb' in the Holy Bible. (emphasis mine)
The Mirror, UK
written by Steve MyallDeputy Features Editor
June 21, 2017

You may or may not be aware of the phenomenon where people remember something incorrectly, but their recollection becomes the accepted version.

It's actually got a name - the "Mandela effect" - which was coined by a paranormal enthusiast.

She was convinced that Nelson Mandela had died in Robben Island prison in the 1980s – when in fact he died in 2013 at his home in Houghton.

But it's not the only example of the brain distorting memories.

And when you start digging, you will be amazed at the number of collective bad memories out there.

Here are a selection of the biggest memory blunders:

1) Billy Ray Cyrus
You'll recall the song Achy Breaky Heart which of course goes, "Don't break my heart, my achy breaky heart" - except it doesn't. The lyric is, "Don't TELL my heart, my achy breaky heart".

2) Annie the Musical
You think the song goes, "It's a hard knock life for us," when it's actually, "It's THE hard knock life..."

3) The Story of the Three Little Pigs
The famous line, "I'll Huff and I'll Puff and blow your house DOWN" has always been, "I'll Huff and I'll Puff and Blow your House IN".

4) E.T. The Movie
In the ET never says, "E.T. phone home". It's always been, "E.T. home phone".

5) Toy Story
Woody's catchphrase, "There's a snake in my boot" is actually, "There's a snake in my boots".

6) Star Wars episode 4
Iconic moment, right, certain? Darth Vadar says to Skywalker: "Luke, I am your Father". In fact, movie fans, the line has always been, "NO, I am your Father".

7) The statue of The Thinker
Has a man resting his fist NOT on his forehead, but on his chin.

8) Forrest Gump's Quote
"Life is like a box of chocolates" has always been, "Life WAS like a box of chocolates".
How can this new line be true when I remember him saying, "life is like a box of chocolates. You'll never know what you going to get." (emphasis mine GA101)
9) The Wizard of Oz...
The Wicked Witch never said, "Fly my Pretties Fly", only, "Fly Fly Fly".

10) Matrix
In the hit film Morpheus tells Neo, "What if I told you," in introduction to the Matrix, and it's inspired a thousand memes, except he doesn't. The line isn't in any of the Matrix films.

written by Editors
April 3, 2023

If you remember Dorothy’s famous line in The Wizard of Oz as, "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore,” you would, in fact, be wrong. And as shocking as this discovery may feel in this very moment, you are actually not alone. This eerie phenomenon where people collectively misremember events, historical facts and other famous pop culture moments is called the Mandela Effect. And it was named by paranormal researcher Fiona Broome, who wrongly recalled that late South African president, Nelson Mandela, had died in the 1980s after his imprisonment, when in fact, he passed in 2013.

Apparently, misremembering events and facts isn’t just exclusive to Broome. Other people related to her in remembering things not exactly in the way that they happened, from spellings of your favorite snack brands all the way to important events that happened the year they were born. Needless to say, no one is exempt from being stumped by the strange occurrences, and some even go so far as believe them as some sort of proof of alternate realities.

That may just be the stuff of science fiction, but scroll on to find out if any of these mind-blowing Mandela effect examples got you too.

1) Nelson Mandela's Death
Let's start with the reason we're all here. Nelson Mandela, who this theory is named after, died in 2013. However, countless people distinctly remember him dying in prison in the 1980s. But his death isn't the only example of a Mandela Effect. We have been wrong about so many dates, details, and more. Keep going for more commonly misremembered moments in history

2) Jif, Not "Jiffy"
People swear there was a "Jiffy" peanut butter back in the day, but we speculate they're combining Jif with its competitor, Skippy.

3) Looney Tunes, Not Toons
It makes almost zero sense, but yes, the cartoon was spelled as "Tunes."

4) The Berenstein Bears
Didn't Exist The lovable cartoon bear family actually spelled their last name with an "a": The Berenstain Bears.

5) Curious George's Tail
... was never there. Are you freaking out? Okay, moving on.

6) 'Sex and the City'
While these four women were having sex in the city, the show was actually titled Sex and the City.

7) Febreze
You might use the stuff every day, but be honest: You thought it was "Febreeze," didn't you?

8) Oscar Mayer
One of the most confounding of all: There's an "A" in "Mayer"?! Honest to goodness, we thought it was Meyer.

9) Skechers
Less sketchy than most, people have been befuddled to see that there's no "T" in Skechers.

10) Froot Loops
Kellogg had been spelling fruit like that for years and we only noticed it now ... wowza.

11) Monopoly Man and His Monocle
... or more like the fact that he doesn't have one. This, as some suggest, might be a simple confusion between him and the Planters peanut company's mascot, Mr. Peanut.

12) Pikachu's Tail
Though many of us clearly remember black detailing on the Pokemon character's tail, but in reality, it's just yellow.

13) The Hyphen in Kit Kat
If you've just had an existential crisis about the fact that there's no hyphen in between "Kit" and "Kat," know that you're not alone.

14) Fruit of the Loom Logo
It used to have a cornucopia behind the fruit ... right? Right?!

15) Cheez-It or Cheez-Itz?
We swear, there used to be an extra "z" at the end!

16) Double "Stuf" Oreos
If you're trying to tell us there isn't a second "f" in Stuf, our lives have officially been a lie.

17) C-3PO Has a Silver Leg
Even the biggest Star Wars fans (and Halloween costume sites) get it wrong. The robot isn't all gold; he has one silver piece on his right leg.

18) The Flintstones Has Two Ts
We've been pronouncing it without that first one, so this is really awkward now.

19) Ed McMahon and Publishers Clearing House
We can see it clear as day: Ed McMahon handing families everywhere giant checks. But really, McMahon was never a spokesperson for the company. Instead, he worked for American Family Publishers, but he never handed anyone checks. His face was simply on the envelopes.

20) "Play it again, Sam."
In the movie Casablanca, this line is never said. What is said by Ingrid Bergman's character is: "Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake."

21) "Luke, I am your father."
The exchange is as iconic as the Star Wars movies themselves, however, it's another line that was never said. “No, I am your father," is the correct line.

22) "We're gonna need a bigger boat."
“You're gonna need a bigger boat," is what is said by Roy Scheider's character.

23) "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"
Nope, that wasn't a line in Snow White either. In fact, the Wicked Queen says, "Magic mirror on the wall ..." Yep, our childhood has been ruined too.

24) Tom Cruise's Sunglasses
If you've ever seen someone dress up as Tom Cruise from Risky Business, they most likely were wearing some cool shades. Fans often remember him rocking sunglasses in that iconic dance scene, but he didn't. Just socks, a button-up shirt and a whole lot of confidence.

25) "Run, You Fools!"
Hate to burst your bubble again, but this memorable line was never said by Gandalf. Before his treacherous fall, you can clearly hear him saying "Fly, you fools!"

26) "Hello, Clarice."
We don't know what's scarier: The fact that we remember Hannibal Lecter saying, "Hello, Clarice," or the reality that all he said was, "Good morning." Say what??

27) "... of the world!"
Oh, and your favorite song? The Mandela Effect is here to ruin that too. We all think of Freddie Mercury belting out, "of the world!" at the end of "We Are the Champions," but it.never.happened. (However, Freddie does sing the words at the end of the song during the band's famous Wembley Stadium performance.)

28) Mr. Rogers's Theme Song
You might start singing the lyric, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood," especially after seeing the 2019 Tom Hanks film. But even the moviemakers got it wrong. It's "a beautiful day in this neighborhood." A small but mighty blow to our memories.

29) "Lucy, you have some 'splaining to do!"
Ricky Ricardo's famous catchphrase on I Love Lucy was actually never said. What he really said was, "'Splain that if you can" and "Lucy, 'splain." Explain that!

30) Sinbad Never Played a Genie
This one is perhaps the most bizarre of all. Several people can attest that they distinctly remember seeing the comedian in a movie called Shazaam. Many argue they're confusing this memory with the movie Kazaam, starring Shaquille O'Neal as a genie. But who really knows.

31) "You like me, you really like me!"
When Sally Field won her Oscar for Places in the Heart in 1985, she never said the line her acceptance speech is remembered most for: "You like me, you really like me!" What she really said was: "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!”

32) Smokey Bear
Yep, that's his name. Contrary to popular belief, his name isn't Smokey the Bear.

33) "I saw him standing there by the record machine."
Even the biggest Joan Jett fans swear they remember her singing, "I saw him standing there by the record machine," in "I Love Rock 'N Roll." But what she really says is, "I saw him dancin' there by the record machine." Put another dime in the jukebox and give it a re-listen!

34) "If you build it, they will come."
You may remember this line from the iconic baseball film, Field of Dreams. But in reality, the actual line uttered by the mysterious voice at the beginning of the movie was, "If you build it, he will come." We know, we'll never be the same either.

35) "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."
Your favorite line from The Wizard of Oz, actually doesn't exist. While collective memory may recall the first version of the line, what Dorothy actually said was, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

36) “Beam me up, Scotty.”
Another memorable line that was surely uttered by William Shatner in his portrayal of Captain Kirk in Star Trek, right? Wrong. Shatner never said those exact words, but the closest he got was “Scotty, beam us up” in Star Trek: The Voyage Home, which premiered in 1986.


1) Gremlins
The Gremlins movie was released in 1984 and has become a major cult classic. But even some of the most avid fans still swear that the name of the Gremlin was Spike, but the actual name of the villainous creature was Stripe.

2) Cruella’s last name
If you’re a lover of Disney movies and dogs, chances are you’ve seen the 1960s hit 101 Dalmatians. Even though there is a song about Cruella, it’s a common misconception that her last name is spelled “DeVille” instead of “DeVil.” Which is quite fitting for this particular Disney villain.


1) The death of Bambi’s mom
Along with the collective trauma we all share from the death of Bambi’s mom, there’s also a mind-blowing Mandela effect. It’s hard for us to tell you this, but Bambi’s mom doesn’t die at the beginning of the movie. It’s OK. Take time to absorb that before you move on. While nearly a whole generation remembers the tragic event happening at the beginning of the movie, it occurs about 40 minutes in. That’s over halfway through the film!

2) Shock me, baby; it wasn’t plaid.
Britney Spears’ skirt in the iconic music video “…Baby one more time” has some fans remembering Britney in a red plaid skirt. If you watch the music video, it’s just a plain black skirt.

3) Richard Simmons looks different
If you’re buying a Richard Simmons costume or feeling nostalgic for his high-energy exercise program, you might remember him with sweatbands on his head and wrists. Think again. No sweatbands here.

4) Tinker Bell & the Disney Logo
Remember how Tinker Bell used to write the Disney Logo with her wand and dot the I at the end? While Tink did fly in and sprinkle pixie dust around the Disney logo on several movies, it was never in this exact way that many people remember. Reality aside, we still cherish the memory.

5) Shaggy’s adam’s apple
Can’t you distinctly remember Shaggy’s Adam’s apple when he’d swallow nervously? We do. So we were shocked to discover Shaggy doesn’t have Adam’s apple.

6) Chick? Chic? Chik?
The American chicken fast-food restaurant appears in many people’s memories under a different name than Chick-fil-a. Some insist it was once Chic-fil-a or even Chik-fil-a. We’ll chalk this one up to simple spelling confusion.


1) The song from "Grease" is actually "Greased Lightnin'," not "Grease Lightnin'."
The group soup up the dilapidated 1948 Ford De Luxe Convertible before giving the car its iconic name. In the famous words of Danny Zuko, "This car is automatic. It's systematic. It's hydromatic. Why it's Greased Lightnin!"

2) "I really thought the Raisin Bran sun wore sunglasses."

3) Though many think it's "Captain Crunch,"
it's actually "Cap'n Crunch."

4) "Stouffer’s Stove Top stuffing
has apparently never existed."

5) White-Out
is actually spelled "Wite-Out."

6) Interview with a Vampire
is actually Interview with the Vampire.

7) Have you ever had a Cup o' Noodles?
No, you haven't, because it's just "Cup Noodles."

UPDATE 9/13/23 at 7:39pm: Added info below.

So this was brought to my attention on Instagram and I had to go look it up because I couldn't believe it.

1) Do you remember the ghost dog named Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas having a red glowing nose?
Well, apparently Zero has always had an ORANGE GLOWING PUMPKIN NOSE. 😩

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