19 Of Absolute Weirdest Instances of the "Mandela Effect".

19 Of Absolute Weirdest Instances of the "Mandela Effect".


If you haven't heard of the Mandela Effect yet, you've clearly been living under a rock. Basically it's a social phenomenon of collective false memory, wherein a group of unrelated people claim to have the same memory of something that factually didn't happen. But how can that be?!

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1. "Luke, I am your father"

Everyone who has seen Star Wars knows that in The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader reveals himself as Anakin Skywalker saying "Luke, I am your father." Or did it happen differently? If you watch the movie, Vader actually says "No, I am your father" but there's an entire generation of people who swear the former is the real line.

2. Fruit Loops vs. Froot Loops

Some people think the cereal was originally named "Fruit Loops" and later changed to "Froot Loops", while another group of people believe the reverse. It ends up that "Fruit Loops" was never the name of the cereal, ever. 

3. Sinbad genie movie

People recall a genie movie from the 90s starring Sinbad, which should sound familiar because there was a '96 movie Kazaaam with Shaq as a genie. But Sinbad fans believe through and through that there was a separate movie with Sinbad and aren't taking no for an answer.

4. Oscar Mayer hot dogs

The hot dog brand that so many people love is spelled Oscar M-a-y-e-r. Many people remember it as "Meyer" with an "e" instead of an "a", though this may be because "Meyer" is the more traditional spelling of the surname in the US.

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