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    44 Mandela Effect Examples That Might Just Be False Memories, But Could Also Be Something Otherworldly

    Maybe it’s parallel universes or time travel, maybe it’s just bad memory — either way, it’s fascinating.

    1. Despite people remembering a cornucopia being in the Fruit of the Loom logo, it's actually just a bunch of fruit. No cornucopia.

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    2. The commonly seen text on mirrors doesn't say, "Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear," as many remember. It says, "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

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    3. The Raisin Bran sun mascot IS NOT wearing sunglasses, despite some remembering him to be.

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    4. Cheez-Itz are actually called Cheez-It, cut the extra Z.

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

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    6. Despite some people remembering a Disney intro in which Tinker Bell flies across the screen and writes out "Disney," then dots the "i" with her wand, that doesn't happen.

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    7. Some people remember a different number of rings around the Target bull's-eye logo, though the one on the left is the correct one.

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    8. In Toy Story when Woody pulls his drawstring, he doesn't say, "There's a snake in my boot." He says "boots," plural, despite most people remembering it singular.

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    9. Some believe red and green swapped positions on traffic lights, but the order is red, yellow, green. The one on the left is correct.

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    10. Some people don't remember South America being as far east as it appears on world maps.

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    11. Ricky never actually said the sentence, "Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do."

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    12. Jiffy peanut butter doesn’t exist, it's called Jif.

    Jif

    13. Chick-fil-A is not spelled Chic-fil-A, or Chik-fil-A.

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    14. The tip of Pikachu’s tail isn’t black.

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    15. Some think they remember Henry VIII holding a turkey leg in this famous portrait, but he's actually holding his gloves.

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    16. Febreze isn't spelled "Febreeze," despite many people remembering it being the latter.

    Febreze

    17. Some remember Tony the Tiger's nose being black, but it's actually blue.

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    18. People think the Monopoly man, Rich Uncle Pennybags, has a monocle, but he doesn’t.

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    19. Though there are many "What if I told you..." memes, Morpheous never says this at any point in The Matrix trilogy.

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    20. Kit Kat doesn’t have a dash in it, though some swear they remember there being one.

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    21. Spider-Man is missing from the cartridges of a video game from the year 2000. While he's still seen on the box and manual covers, many believe he used to be on the cartridge, but vanished.

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    22. White-Out is actually spelled "Wite-Out."

    Bic

    23. Some people believe The Laughing Cow logo had a nose ring, but it certainly does not.

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    24. Double Stuff Oreos actually only have one "f" — "Double Stuf."

    Nabisco

    25. Skechers isn't spelled "Sketchers" as some people remember it to be.

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    26. Darth Vader doesn’t say, “Luke, I am your father.” He says, “No, I am your father.”

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    27. Despite many people not remembering a second "e," JCPenny is actually "JCPenney."

    JCPenney

    28. Oscar Meyer is actually spelled "Oscar Mayer."

    Oscar Mayer

    29. At the end of "We Are The Champions" by Queen, the final lyric is remembered as “No time for losers, ’cause we are the champions…of the world!” The "of the world" isn't actually in the song (though it is in a live performance version).

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    30. "The BerenstEin Bears" are actually called "the BerenstAin Bears."

    The Berenstain Bears

    31. Curious George never had a tail, despite many people remembering him having one.

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    32. Looney Toons is actually spelled Looney Tunes.

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    33. C-3PO isn’t 100% gold, he has a silver leg, though many fans never noticed the distinct feature.

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    34. The opening line to Mister Rogers' intro song isn't "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" as many people remembered. It's "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood."

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    35. People debate Mona Lisa's smile. Some think she used to be smiling more widely, while others think she used to be emotionless, or borderline frowning.

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    36. Sex in the City is actually Sex and the City.

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    37. People remember a Sinbad genie movie from the ’90s, but there isn’t one. Some believe they're confusing Sinbad with Shaq, who played a genie in the 1996 film, Kazaam.

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    38. Forrest Gump didn't say "Life is like a box of chocolates," he said, "Life was a box of chocolates."

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    39. Hannibal Lecter never said “Hello, Clarice.” When Clarice meets Hannibal, he simply says, "Good morning." Folks might be misremembering a line from Jim Carrey in The Cable Guy.

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    40. Many people remember Smokey Bear being named "Smokey The Bear," and some recall him wearing red suspenders.

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    41. The Queen in Snow White never said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” She says, "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"

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    42. Fruit Loops is actually spelled “Froot Loops.”

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    43. Interview with a Vampire is actually Interview with the Vampire.

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    44. And finally, some people remember Uncle Sam's hat being red and white...

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    But it's actually white and blue!

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