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What Mandela Effect Still Blows Your Mind No Matter How Much You Google It?

Honestly, I'm still thinking about the Monopoly man.

You may have heard the concept of the Mandela Effect, which is essentially when you misremember something or have a false memory.


The phenomenon was named the "Mandela Effect" in 2010 and is a reference to some people having a false memory of the death of the anti-apartheid lead. Some people believed he'd died while he was in prison in the 1980s, but he was actually released in 1990.

So tell us, is there anything you have come across that is actually completely different to how you remember it, or just doesn't exist at all?


Perhaps you remember the famous bear family being called The BerenstEin Bears, rather than The BerenstAin Bears?

The cover of a blue book featuring a family of bears sitting around the dinner table eating various foods. The mother bear is in the background looking angry.
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Maybe you're convinced you heard Hannibal Lecter saying "Hello Clarice" in Silence of the Lambs.

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Pst... he didn't.

Or do you distinctly recall Britney Spears wearing a head mic in the music video for "Oops! I Did It Again"?

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Whatever the topic, what are some false memories that you still can't quite wrap your head around? Let us know in the comments below and you could be featured in a future Buzzfeed Community post or video!

Correction: An earlier version of this post had included the incorrect date for Nelson Mandela's release from imprisonment; he was released in 1990.