62 Examples Of The Mandela Effect That'll Make You Question Everything

    Are any of my childhood memories still intact? Thanks for asking, no.

    If you've never heard of it, the Mandela Effect is the name for when a bunch of people remember the same thing incorrectly. As in, the thing everyone remembers never happened, doesn't exist, or was entirely different. This phenomenon was named after President Nelson Mandela and the false belief that the he was dead many years before he actually died.

    Nelson Mandela smiling

    One thing's for sure, the Mandela Effect happens to a lot of people. So, with help and input from the BuzzFeed Community, here are some of the most popular examples:

    1. Alexander Hamilton was never the President of the United States. He was indeed a Founding Father, but he actually served as the first Secretary of the Treasury.

    Roll of US ten-dollar bills secured with a rubber band

    2. "The Berenstein Bears" are actually called "the Berenstain Bears."

    3. In the Saw movie series, Jigsaw actually says "I want to play a game".

    4. Disney's Mickey Mouse character has a tail — after all, he is a mouse.

    5. The song from Grease is actually "Greased Lightnin'," not "Grease Lightnin'."

    6. Shaggy from Scooby-Doo doesn’t have a protruding Adam’s apple.

    Shaggy with no Adam's apple

    7. The Raisin Bran sun does not wear sunglasses.

    Box of Raisin Bran with sun not wearing glasses

    8. Curious George never had a tail, even though a lot of people claim to remember seeing him use his tail to swing from the trees.

    9. In Lamb Chop's Play-Along, the song is actually "The Song That Doesn't End" and not "The Song That Never Ends".

    "Lamb Chop's Play-Along!"

    10. The name of the popular aerosol air freshener is spelled "Febreze," not "Febreeze."

    Two Febreze bottles

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

    12. The candy bar Kit Kat has no hyphen in its name.

    Packet of KitKat

    13. The name the popular hotdog brand is spelled "Oscar Mayer," not "Oscar Meyer."

    14. The popular show isn't and has never been called Sex in the City. It's always been Sex and the City.

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

    16. The Mona Lisa's expression has never changed, even though some people think she smiles more as time goes on.

    17. People remember a '90s movie in which Sinbad played a genie, but no such movie exists.

    18. Jiffy Peanut Butter doesn’t exist.

    19. The commonly seen text on vehicle mirrors doesn't say, "Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear," but rather "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear."

    20. Despite people remembering a cornucopia being in the Fruit of the Loom logo, it's actually just a bunch of fruit.

    21. These cheese crackers are called "Cheez-It" without a Z at the end, not "Cheez-Itz."

    22. The cereal is called "Cap'n Crunch," not "Captain Crunch."

    23. Some people recall a Disney intro in which Tinker Bell flies across the screen and writes out "Disney," then dots the I with her wand.

    24. The popular onion ring chips are "Funyuns," not "Funions."

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

    Two versions of the Target logo, the correct one showing a red circle in the center, followed by a white circle, then another red; the incorrect one has an extra white circle in the middle

    26. The rice cereal has always been called "Rice Krispies," not "Rice Crispy's."

    27. In Toy Story, when Woody pulls his drawstring, he doesn't say, "There's a snake in my boot." He says "There's a snake in my boots."

    28. The correct descending order on a stoplight is red, yellow, green, NOT green, yellow, red.

    29. South America is actually not directly underneath North America on map, it's to the southeast of North America.

    map of the world with arrow pointing to South America

    30. The Final Fantasy IX character is named "Blank," not "Blanc."

    31. The chicken restaurant's name is spelled "Chick-fil-A," not "Chic-fil-A" or "Chik-fil-A."

    32. The arcade is called "Chuck E. Cheese's," not "Chuckie Cheese's."

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

    34. Ed McMahon never a representative of the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. He was the spokesperson for the less popular American Family Publishers sweepstakes.

    A smiling Ed

    35. The white correcting fluid is called "Wite-Out," not "White-Out."

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

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

    38. Ben Franklin was never president.

    39. The popular stuffing isn't "Stouffer’s Stove Top." It's actually from the brand Kraft.

    Kraft's Stove Top Stuffing Mix box

    40. Spider-Man has never been on the cartridge of the 2000 Nintendo video game.

    41. There is only one F in the name "Double Stuf Oreo," not two.

    42. The name of the sneaker brand is "Skechers," not "Sketchers."

    43. C-3PO from Star Wars isn’t 100% gold.

    44. The fruit cereal called "Froot Loops," not "Fruit Loops."

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

    46. The candy is called "Sweetarts," not "Sweet Tarts."

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

    48. The instant soup is "Cup Noodles," not "Cup o' Noodles."

    49. Hannibal Lecter never said "Hello, Clarice" in Silence of the Lambs.

    50. The line from Empire Strikes Back is "No, I am your father," not "Luke, I am your father."

    51. The popular powder candy is called "Pixy Stix," not "Pixie Stix."

    52. And this candy is "Mike and Ike," not "Mike 'N' Ike."

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

    54. The cartoon starring Bugs Bunny is called Looney Tunes, not Looney Toons.

    Looney Toons logo next to a Looney Tunes logo

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

    Tony the Tiger with a black nose next to Tony with a blue nose

    56. 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?"

    57. The '90s movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt is called Interview with the Vampire, not Interview with a Vampire.

    58. Some people believe the Laughing Cow logo had a nose ring, but it does not.

    Package comparison of The Laughing Cow cheese with "REAL" label emphasizing authentic ingredients

    59. Some people remember Uncle Sam's hat being red and white, but it's actually white and blue.

    60. The correct slogan for York Peppermint Pattie is "Get the sensation," not "Feel the sensation."

    61. These nutrition bars only have one F in their name. It's "Clif Bar," not "Cliff Bar."

    62. And finally, the popular pizza rolls are from the brand "Totino's," not "Tostino's."

    What are some of your Mandela Effects? Comment below and see if someone else shares them!

    This article contains content from Morgan Sloss, Christopher Hudspeth, Farrah Penn, Spencer Althouse, and Ryan Schocket. It was compiled by Laura Frustaci.