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The Mandela Effect

Our minds can play tricks on us. Ever heard of the Mandela Effect? According to, “The Mandela effect is an unusual phenomenon where a large group of people remember something differently than how it occurred… Conspiracy theorists believe this is proof of an alternate universe, while many doctors use it as an illustration of how imperfect memory can be sometimes.”

Here are just a few times where that has happened.

Star Wars: Everyone knows Star Wars and the famous line “Luke, I am your father.” Well, I’m sorry to tell you, but Darth Vader actually said, “No, I am your father.” Sorry Star Wars fans!

Mirror mirror on the wall: This is another example of a movie mistake. Even if you’re not a Disney fan or have just never seen Snow White, you probably know this famous saying. But the evil queen actually says “magic mirror” instead of “mirror mirror.”

Pikachu’s tail color: A lot of people know and love Pikachu, as he is the most well-known and loved Pokemon ever. But the thing that is a little confusing is his tail. People always remember him having a black thing at the end of his tail, but this is just not the case.

Looney Toons: These beloved cartoons have been mistaken because of its name? You might think I’m crazy, but the name was never spelt like “cartoon,” it was actually spelled T-U-N-E-S.


Like I said, our minds can play tricks on us! We just never see it coming!


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