The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where a large number of people (usually online) share a collective false memory.
They're the Berenstain Bears.
And they always have been. This is one of the most cited instances of the Mandela Effect, with thousands of people online agreeing that they remember the family as the Berenstein Bears, not the Berenstain Bears.
It's Kit Kat, without a hyphen.
A lot of people remember Kit Kat having a hyphen, and it did... during World War II... and only in England. Chances are very high that you've only ever seen the hyphen-less version of the logo.
Never happened. Despite what the internet says.
But Shaq played a genie in a '90s movie called Kazaam.
It's "Interview with the Vampire".
Same goes for the movie.
They're from Looney Tunes.
Looney Tunes shorts were made by Warner Bros. to compete with Disney's musical animations, Silly Symphonies. (Hence the music-adjacent name.)
Nope! No tail.
It's not clear what kind of monkey Curious George even is. In fact, the lack of a tail indicates that he's probably an ape, like a chimpanzee.
♫ It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood... ♪♪ It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... ♫♫ It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood... ♪♪ It's a beautiful day in our neighborhood... ♫
♫ It's a beautiful day in THIS neighborhood! ♪
Sorry, THE neighborhood truthers.
It was Sex and the City.
Though they did have a lot of sex in the city.
Close! It's Bruce Springsteen.
Many people online insist that at some point in his career, Bruce Springstein changed his name to Bruce Springsteen, but it's just not true.
Toucan Sam reps Froot Loops.
Fruit Loops aren't a thing. Unless you're buying some cheap knock-off that comes in a bag.
It's always been Febreze.
This is another one where people online fervently insist that Febreze was definitely once Febreeze, and that we're all being duped in some kind of grand air freshener conspiracy.
The official Vokswagen logo has always been two separate letters.
The "V" and the "W" don't touch, and they never have.
Rich Uncle Pennybag has perfect vision.
He's never needed a monocle, even though you might (falsely) remember him wearing one.
Volvo's logo has always had the arrow coming from the top right.
The logo is meant to mirror the ancient chemistry symbol for iron. (And yes, it's also the universal symbol for the male gender, but that's not what they were going for.)
The Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!
The Flintstones spell their name with a "T". (And they always have.)
How Susceptible Are You To The Mandela Effect?
Nothing is what it seems to be for you, and you're convinced that everything you know and love is being slightly tweaked at all times. Why? Who knows! Maybe the multi-verse is starting to slip.
The world makes sense to you, for the most part. Sure, not everything is quite how you remember it, but surely that's just you misremembering things, right? There's not some spooky conspiracy to implant false memories into everyone ... is there?
You know that you're fallible, like everyone else in the world. There's not some huge conspiracy making small changes to things, there's not a multi-verse collapsing in on itself, and we're (probably) not living in the Matrix. We've all just got bad memories.