The Mandela Effect Demystified

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Large groups of the population distinctly remember certain cultural memes one way, yet a simple Google search will show they are different. Significant proportions of the population have false memories about mainstream cultural memes.

Some examples…

  • Nelson Mandela died in the 1980s in prison instead of in 2013.
  • Darth Vader did NOT say Luke, I am your father” he actually said, “No, I am your father.”
  • Sex in the City is actually Sex and the City.
  • Life is like a box chocolates is actually Life was like a box chocolates.
  • The Berenstien Bears is actually The Berenstain Bears.
  • In the movie Field of Dreams, If you build it, they will come is actually If you build it, he will come.
  • Mirror, Mirror on the wall from Snow White is actually Magic mirror, on the wall.
  • Interview With a Vampire is actually Interview With the Vampire
  • From Sally Field(s)’s Oscar acceptance speech “you like me you really like me” was actually You like me, right now, you like me.
  • In the assassination of JFK, there were 4 people in the car, nope it was 6 actually.

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On Confabulation

Other Explanations…

  • Companies changing their branding and logos. Companies don’t always roll out new logos with a bunch of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they do it with no announcement whatsoever so that their customers will walk by their product on the shelf notice something is off and buy the product or contact them asking about the change, it’s called a maven trap, you can look it up. It’s a fairly common marketing practice.
  • Misquotations, which are super common; especially in the entertainment and the news business. There’s this myth of mainstream media “fact-checkers”; that somebody is making sure that the people on TV are telling the truth and this is not the case. Anybody who’s attained any level of notoriety has discovered that they get misquoted all the time.
  • Different versions of popular films, songs, or books. Movie studios will, for example, change the ending of a movie for different countries, because different endings will appeal more to the unique cultures of different countries. Novels will even be entitled differently in different English-speaking countries.
  • Certainly, some Mandela effects can be explained by Internet trolls using Photoshop and video editing software to create fake Mandela effects so that they can get 100,000 views on their Youtube video or whatever.

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My Theories…

Lack of Critical Reasoning Skills

  • Bad parenting
  • Public school
  • Toxic food
  • Dumbed-down entertainment
  • Abrogated attention span thanks to Youtube
  • Or the fluoride in the water

Fake News

Berenstien to Berenstain

The Programmer is Shit Testing us

Hollywood/CIA Propaganda Experiments

  • NO, I don’t think this is an intentionally evil conspiracy
  • I don’t think that there’s a bunch of old guys in a conference room somewhere smoking cigars trying to come up with evil plans to enslave humanity.
  • I don’t think that the Jews are out to get us all.
  • Instead of renting a movie go hang out with friends or family.
  • Instead of streaming Hollywood movies and shows on Netflix or Hulu, study something on
  • Instead of going to the cinema and spending $11 on popcorn go salsa dancing!

Personal Mandela Effect(s)?

How to Improve Memory

Panax Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba

Memory Association

  • Memory palace
  • Number visualization
  • Pegging
  • Object sequence transformation
  • Absurd association

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Originally published at I’m not a doctor, medical professional, or trained therapist. I’m a researcher and pragmatic biohacking practitioner exercising free speech to share evidence as I find it. I make no claims. Please practice skepticism and rational critical thinking. You should consult a professional about any serious decisions that you might make about your health. Affiliate links in this article support Limitless Mindset — spend over $100 and you’ll be eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society.



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Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸