Top Ten Cases of the Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where a large group of people share the same false "memory". They remember an event that did not happen or the same specific detail about something that is inaccurate.

Conspiracy theorists point to the Mandela Effect as evidence of multiple dimensions or alternate universes. More traditional thinking attributes the Effect to the mechanisms used by people's minds to process, encode and retrieve memories. Regardless of what causes it, the Mandela Effect is real and here are the top ten examples of it.
The Top Ten
1 Nelson Mandela's death
2 The Berenstain Bears

Oh my gosh, I swear up and down and back around that they're the Berenstein bears. I had a friend obsessed with them -- they were everywhere! I read them! And they were stein's I KNOW IT. Someone's changed it, changed all of it, maybe even as a test to pull some 1984 stuff on us, but I'm not going mad, the war was with eurasia and the Berenstein bears is the true name!

Its always been Bernstein bears! But I guess I'm wrong.

Wasn't it always Berenstain? Childhood anyways

3 "No, I am your father"

That's actually pretty easy to explain: in the context of the movie, it was not necessary to address Luke by name as it was said in the middle of a conversation, as a response to Luke's previous line. However, over the years, movies, T.V. series, games, shows and even people in everyday life parodied and referenced this scene, and said "Luke, I am your father" in order to make clearer where the quote originated from, sometimes it wasn't even in a dialogue that would have allowed the phrasing "No, I am your father".
What you remember isn't the original movie quote, but the parodies of it.

4 "Magic Mirror on the wall"

In the "Snow White" movie by Disney they say "Magic Mirror", but in the original Grimm fairytale it's "Mirror Mirror".
Accurately translated from German it'd actually say:
"Little Mirror, Little Mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful in the entire land/country? "

Another famous movie quote. Who else thought it was Mirror Mirror on the wall?

5 Febreze

Much like "Skechers", you'd assume it would be written "Febreeze" if you only heard the name without reading along.

Maybe people just reed to fast.

6 The JFK Assassination motorcade had 6 seats
7 Pikachu with a black tail

For this one, I have no explanation, and am still looking for why everyone, including me, thought he had a black tail tip.

8 Mr. Monopoly wearing a monocle

I played the game all the time with my grandma growing up, while I don't remember the main icon having this feature, it seems like some of the cards did.

9 Jif peanut butter

I remember to the bottom of my tiny heart seeing Jiffy peanut butter!

I remember, "Jiff", not "Jif" or "Jiffy".

10 Skechers

This can be explained by not having read close enough. If you just heard the name by itself without reading it, you'd assume it's "sketchers", because there appears to originate from the word "sketch".

I don't really believe this one, but it's pretty populat. People think it used to have a T

The Contenders
11 The Mona Lisa

I look at a picture of it and her smile was HUGE some people thought she had a straight face, but I remember a tiny smile but not that big!

12 "Life was like a box of chocolates"

A lot of these famous movie quotes have been altered by parodies and references in other media, because the line was used out of context.
In Forrest Gump he said "My mother said life was like a box of chocolates."
Now, if the line is quoted in a series, movie, game, comic or online, they just leave out the "mother" part and directly quote "life is like a box of chocolates". A lot of these quotes became so classic because pop culture frequently referenced them. However, they did so without the entire context of the movie and therefore have slight alterations so it made sense to them. What people remember best is not the original movie but the many parodies of it. Personally, I knew most famous movie quotes before actually seeing the movie they originated from, so naturally, I'd rather remember the altered, quoted version.

13 Sex and the City

Thiy is probably because "Sex IN the City" sounds a lot more natural and rather like what you expect from a movie/series title than "Sex AND the City". Also, people don't talk distinctively. They say something like "Sex 'n the City", and if you haven't seen the show or read the title before, you'd rather assume they said "Sex IN the City".

Never seen it nor do I care but somehow, I remember "Sex IN the city"

14 "Lucy you got some splainin to do"

I swear it used to be lucy you got some splainin to do! I am shook!

15 "You're gonna need a bigger boat"

They did say that in the movie, but it was not scripted, it was one of those famous improvisations, that the director kept in the final cut

16 A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, in a most delightful way.
17 Pixy Stix
18 Deck the Hall or Deck the Halls
19 Chick-Fil-A

This one freaked me out! I always thought it was Chic-Fil-A!

20 It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood. Mister Rogers Neighborhood
21 Humpty Dumpty

Holly crap, you are a genius! I never realized that!

22 Flippy x Flaky
23 Curious George with a tail

I knew that he doesn't have a tail, I think everyone thinks that because there's a book where he meets other monkeys that do have tails

24 Coca Cola
25 Tinkerbell was featured in all the old Disney movie intros.
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