Few weeks ago, I came across a video on Youtube. The video was about a bunch of teenagers commenting on a video of Mandela Effect. The video excited me tho because the fact that Mandela Effect told us shocked not only those teenagers in video but also me as the viewer. Some facts are even jaw-dropping for me as I realized that the information that I have stored in my memory all this time is not valid. It is not a surprise that this thing is garnering more and more attention and becoming new internet trend (at least at the time this article is made).
|Mandela has been coined with "false memory" phenomenon via https://i1.wp.com|
So for you who are not familiar with the term of “Mandela Effect”, I will give you a brief explanation about what it is actually. So Mandela Effect is a phenomenon in which we are believe that particular information is true but turns out it is not. Sometime people would also call it “false memory”.
Why is it ‘Mandela”? So turns out, it is not a coincidence that the name of “Mandela” is used to refer to this false memory phenomenon. Back in the 80’s many people would say and believe that Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist who later become the president of the country, had died. Those people argued that they had witnessed Mandela funeral through their TV screens. Later, what they believed as true was actually invalid as Nelson Mandela was still alive in 80’s. He was declared dead on December 5, 2013, four decades later.
The controversy of this phenomenon was airing among many people. Some would state that they had a bad memory that result in false information they stored while others would speculate more crazy theory. They would argue that they had gone to a parallel universe that affect their memory. But, whichever the speculation is, Mandela effect is really an interesting phenomenon to know. And for your deeper insight of this effect, some examples of Mandela effect will be provided below!
a. The show isn’t called ‘Sex in the city”.
|Turns out, "in the" is not there. It is "and the" vias kkaaaryyy / HBO / Via Twitter: @kkaaaryyy|
Yup! Some people would insist that they have remembered the title of the movie would be “Sex in the City” while the fact says otherwise. It is not ‘in the” the phrase put between “sex” and “city”, it is “and the”.
The correct title should be “sex and the city”. It is explainable tho for me why some people would go “sex in the city” for the title rather than “sex and the city” because the former give more sense than the later.
b. The tip of Pikachu is not black!
|It is not black,it is yellow. And it is a fact! via http://Pokémon.com|
Who doesn’t know Pikachu, the phenomenal character from the also phenomenal anime Pokemon that has been entertaining us for years! But what do you recall about the tail of this character, especially the tip? Is it yellow or is it black?
If your answer is black, then you have been affected Mandela effect all this time. The truth is the tip of Pikachu’s tail is yellow not black!
It is also explainable! Some arguing that the tip of Pikachu’s tail is black may be because it more matches with the tip of this character’s ears that has black color end.
c. Curious George never had tail
|It apparently has no via https://img.buzzfeed.com|
I watched this cartoon every Sunday Morning when I was kid. And as long as I can remember, this cute little monkey has a tail. I can recall the scene where he was jumping from tree to tree, branch to branch using his feet and tail. But again, maybe my memory was wrong! Maybe it was a scene from another movie who also has a little monkey as the character.
Because the truth is, this monkey doesn’t have a tail. What?!!!!!!!!
Yes, that what I said when I knew the truth. I was shocked and I am a living proof that Mandela effect can “attack” everyone.
d. No it is actually not “Luke, I am your father”.
And the last one is the Mandela effect from one of the most phenomenal movies “Star Wars”. “Luke, I am your father” is one of the most remembered and famous line from the movie. All people would remember that Dart Vader said that line when he was fighting Luke.
But turns out, Dart Vader didn’t say the line as we would remember it is. What he actually said is “No, I am your father”. Yes! It is not “Luke”, it is “No”.