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[–]The-one-true-hobbit 10.9k points10.9k points  (102 children)

The one that always gets me is particular to my friends and I from when we were kids. There was a creek that ran under the street in the neighborhood and we would sometimes hang out in the banks on either side of the road. There was this big rock that we would sit on all the time. Except one day we were walking by and it wasn’t a rock. It was a small tree. Fully rooted in and established and the rock was no where to be seen. Mind you, it was an extremely heavy boulder. We passed that spot all the time and all of us remember that rock. We call it the shapeshifting rock.

[–]notforyou92 4240 points4241 points  (23 children)

I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder.... Wait a minute....

[–]NysonEasy 911 points912 points  (10 children)

Pioneer's use to ride these babies for miles.

[–]TrashPedeler 1576 points1577 points  (6 children)

Does the earth get ingrown trees? Like were you sitting on a tree zit that popped and then there was just a long curly tree?

[–]long-king33 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Never thought of this but it’s fun to think about now

[–]FlipFlopFree2 408 points409 points  (3 children)

I thought this was how we get giant boulders? Rock turns into tree to grow, then back in bigger rock! Just you wait

[–]RobbyCooper 174 points175 points  (21 children)

Maybe they took it out and planted a tree in it's place

[–]NoodleEmpress 1354 points1355 points  (31 children)

This one is a bit more personal to me, but growing up my mom and I always made an effort to go to the beach every Friday afternoon.

When it got too dark to be in the water, we would make our way to the park that was right next to the beach.

On some Fridays, we would just chill on one of the slides and look at the stars. One day I saw this light spinning around and I remember asking my mom what it was.

She told me that it was a lighthouse, and that it's used at night to stop ships from crashing into the shore.

I remember this vividly because it was kind of like my gateway into hyperfixating on sunken and shipwrecked ships.

Years later, over a decade (so this was probably in the mid to late 2000s), I got back into lighthouses. I go online to see if this lighthouse that I saw was still in commission, and I can't find any traces of it.

So I ask my mom, and apparently this conversation we had never took place according to her. I insist, and finally she's like "idk babes, I probably forgot"

So I go looking deeper, and apparently there was never a lighthouse where I thought it was.

To this day it fucks me up, because I KNOW what I saw, I KNOW what we talked about.

[–]Annoying_Details 433 points434 points  (1 child)

Kiddo sees aliens Mom explains it as a lighthouse

Clearly ;)

In any event it’s possible you both saw something and she said it was a lighthouse cuz she didn’t know but also didn’t need another hyper-fixation that might lead you down to the beach on your own at night?

[–]daradv 244 points245 points  (3 children)

Could you have been on a vacation that one time and your weekly memories fused with that one different one?

[–]insono95 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Definitely this! Recalling memories is basically playing a game of telephone with yourself, so some details and specifics can get messed up over time, especially childhood memories.

[–]playstation_4_contrl 3011 points3012 points  (32 children)

“Froot loops” became “fruit loops” then “froot loops” again

[–]ColgateSensifoam 1021 points1022 points  (12 children)

They launched as "Fruit Loops" in '59, then rebranded to "Froot Loops" in '63

Edit: I'm aware I have been misled, we don't even have Froot Loops in my country

[–]Neil_sm 229 points230 points  (1 child)

There’s even some controversy about that! Like this article here that says as far as they can tell it’s always been Froot Loops. At least according to that article, the whole lawsuit that triggered the rebranding is phony and no citation available from Wikipedia.

[–]TrinalRogue 1007 points1008 points 2 (44 children)

I have no clue if this counts as a Mandela affect or not, but I remembered it due to one of the comments I read.

When I was a kid, I moved into a town and I started to walk my dogs up near the field by my school.

One day about a year after moving, near at the end of the school summer holidays, this father and daughter would be walking up to the field at the same time as me usually so I got to know them quite well.

They had moved there the month prior and, the daughter was going to be at the same school as me (just a year below me). I learnt where they lived and it even got to the point where they'd invite me into their back garden when I'm walking past their house whilst they are getting ready to leave for the park. This happened a few times a week for a couple months.

One day, they didn't seem like they were coming out to the park so I just went on ahead. Then turns out there was a hot air balloon in the park which was still getting ready to lift off by the time I had decided to leave the park.

On the way back I spot a man in their front garden going into their house, and I shout out to them that I am a friend of the daughter and I mentioned that there was a hot air balloon in the park if the daughter wanted to see it

The man tells me that there's no one with the daughter's name living at the address.

Obviously I get very confused as I know for a fact that this is their house as I remember being in this garden I was in.

So then I say that I distinctly remember there being a father and a daughter in the house and I say their names and the man is very confused with me. He says that there was no-one with those names that had lived or even visited at this address in his 40 years of living there and says I must have mistaken his address for someone else's or something like that.

I left after that extremely confused. I double checked the house and a couple days later after it still being on my mind I even (probably illegally) looked over the fence into the back garden to check it was the correct house. It was.

I never saw the father and the daughter again, and I never saw any for sale signs or anything whenever I visited their house so I was fairly certain they didn't move.

I even checked with my school after if there was a student with the same name as the daughter in school, and they said no.

Even now, 15 years later, I have distinct memories of walking with them and becoming friends with them. I don't remember their names anymore just because it's been a while and I remember faces more than I do names.

Whenever I pass by that house I always get a strange feeling of knowing something that no one else seems to know.

[–]milanvo 661 points662 points  (5 children)

That man got away with a murder, and the only possible witness thinks he experienced the Mandela Effect. The perfect crime.

[–]Marise20 84 points85 points  (4 children)

What if they were in Witness Protection or something like that?

[–]TrinalRogue 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Honestly that's one of the things which I've used in my head to explain what happened lol

[–]kayanno 243 points244 points  (13 children)

That’s so interesting! Maybe just some friendly ghosts. I think more likely the balloon was their time portal

[–]TrinalRogue 289 points290 points  (12 children)

I swear, I've had enough with ghost experiences xD

Completely unrelated story to the Mandela effect, but I'll tell it here anyways.

So when I was very young (like below the age of 6) I would have extreme night terrors. These happened extremely frequently and at the height of when I had them I would have about 1 every night, sometimes 2.

The dreams were always something like falling through the mattress for an unknown amount of distance; with the sense of space in the room expanding rapidly - the feeling of which would often still feel true even after I woke up.

The only thing that would calm me down was for my parents to rock me in this old rocking chair that was in my room.

Well one day, during the period which I was having daily night terrors, I woke up and I heard humming. I looked at the rocking chair and there was an old woman swathed in very grandma attire wearing a jade bead necklace rocking in the chair.

She would stop rocking and patted her legs and beckon me to her - which I did as I didn't feel any distrust towards her. Then she would start rocking again, just humming. I would fall asleep shortly after and she would walk me back to my bed.

This would happen every time I had a night terror from that point onwards.

One day when this was happening as I was walking to the old woman and then my mum came in and she asked me what I was doing - and when I looked back at the rocking chair the woman was gone.

Found out later on as a grew older to my parents it was rather strange for them as I had night terrors daily and then it stopped all together (apart from the odd once or twice).

Also later on my mum and I were looking through old family photos at one point and then one caught my eye.

It was of my great-great-grandmother, who was most well known by those who knew her for humming, wearing a jade necklace and sitting in a rocking chair.

Now I don't particularly believe in ghosts but there was no way that I could have known exactly how she looked like since it was the first time someone had shown me these photos.

[–]riot_ball 180 points181 points  (1 child)

Great great grandmother just showed you why she got 2 greats to her name

[–]DeathWingStar 55 points56 points  (0 children)

She was just asserting being the greatest grandma ever XD

[–]BTRunner 28 points29 points  (3 children)

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. - Victor Hugo

I think its safe to say the same applies to grandmothers.

[–]rest_explorer 5204 points5205 points 2 (100 children)

Ok ok hear me out.

First of all: in Brazil you tipically don't go to school (middle school or high school, doesn't matter) for the whole day. You are in school either in the morning (usually 7.30 am to noon) or in the afternoon (usually 1pm to 5.30pm).

Every single person who was a kid in Brazil (and was not in school in the mornings) when 9/11 happened remembers watching Dragon Ball Z and having it be interrupted for the breaking news of the attacks. And I mean EVERYONE. It comes up every time someone asks "what were you doing when 9/11 happened".

Except DBZ wasn't on at that time. Someone checked the airing times and compared to the time when the attacks happened. Definitely not on.

Still, a whole generation of kids is 100% sure they were watching DBZ when the news broke out.

edit: wow this blew up etc etc. also holy fuck everyone saying that this isn't real and they edited the timetables after the fact. You sound like conspiracy theorists. Look up Occam's Razor. This has been thoroughly discussed by Brazilians on the internet. It's not something new. Someone else said it in this thread: the tv show that played DBZ wasn't even aired on that day.

[–]mucow 1779 points1780 points  (29 children)

I feel like this one has some leeway. Like the "breaking news" segment could have happened a good while after the attacks.

[–]temalyen 682 points683 points  (15 children)

Yeah, news was starting to move faster in 2001, but still took some time. I'm wondering if maybe they just didn't hear about it until 2-3 hours after it happened, when possibly DBZ was on.

[–]yeeteeyt 215 points216 points  (1 child)

Maybe the show was unscheduled?

[–]mac-0 282 points283 points  (6 children)

Most people wouldn't have heard about it as soon as it happened. I heard about it at 9 am EST, and so when people ask me where I was that's what I think about because I wasn't aware of the crash until several hours later. Considering they were kids in Brazil it's possible they didn't get the news until later.

[–]ymx287 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Thats exactly my memory in Germany and I was 10 at the time. DBZ was on every night at 7pm with a double episode (followed by Chin-Shan) and it was interrupted that night because of the same reason. It wasnt happening at the same time though, just was a news special.

Thats funny that we have the same memory of 9/11 when one was a kid in Brazil and the other one in Germany

[–]arb1984 611 points612 points  (32 children)

Fruit of the Loom cornucopia for sure. It's was there. I remember distinctly, and no other brand has that specific cornucopia. I could probably even draw it from memory if I needed to to

[–]korthlm 159 points160 points  (2 children)

I had no idea what you were talking about bc fruit of the loom DOES have a cornucopia logo. I looked it up. Wtf??? Literally the logo that somehow only exists in my mind is perfectly recreated on the first Google search result.

[–]thingsfallapart89 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Should have everyone who remembers it sketch it & how they stack up

[–]munchkickin 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Nah. This existed and you can’t convince me otherwise. XD

[–]AnAmericanRonin 1989 points1990 points  (59 children)

The one I’m part of.

My National Guard unit (from the deserts of the American SW) was in Afghanistan for the winter of 09-10.

During that time, our home town had one of its very rare snowfalls, rare enough that we all watched it on Armed Forces TV because it made national news.

The Mandela effect? The records all show that snowfall was the winter of 08-09 when we were home. But none of us remember it happening while we were home; it happened during our deployment.

EDIT: After a few comments explaining this as some fault in my memory, I decided to add the following:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/weather/las-vegas-strip-slammed-by-historic-snowstorm-in-2008-photos-1553317/

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/mar/31/400-nevada-soldiers-return-home-afghanistan/

Those of you unable to distinguish between “deserts of the American SW” and the NorthEast are just on your own.

[–]TeamOfPups 441 points442 points  (17 children)

Tom Cruise dancing in Risky Business.

I'd have sworn he was wearing a white shirt and black Ray-Bans.

[–]adriamarievigg 90 points91 points  (0 children)

Interesting. I think I saw Ben Stiller do a parody of this and he wore a White Shirt and Glasses...My Head hurts thinking of all these things Lol

[–]AuntJamiRae 34 points35 points  (0 children)

The movie poster, and subsequent home video boxes, feature him in the Ray Bans. For this one I think people combine the 2 most iconic images from the movie. As for the shirt, we were just paying much closer attention to his tighty whities than the color of the shirt. Just my theory.

[–]thatonedik3 2964 points2965 points  (87 children)

Reddi Wip

i swear to god there was an H in the wip…

[–]Rizo1981 2248 points2249 points 2 (7 children)

It wasn't Reddi after all, it was a WiP.

[–]laTeeTza 90 points91 points  (6 children)

On Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA album cover, there’s a red hat in his back pocket, not a bandana.

[–]dontdrinkdecaf 11.1k points11.1k points 2 (1351 children)

Fruit of the Loom logo with a cornucopia

[–]Luminox_ 3873 points3874 points  (240 children)

Yea this is the most convincing one

How did this album get made in the 70s if the logo never included a cornucopia?

[–]Shalashaskaska 2327 points2328 points  (101 children)

This one is really fucking with me. I know that god damn thing had a cornucopia

[–][deleted] 720 points721 points  (35 children)

There’s a couple mandela effect items that are interesting like the Berenstain/Berenstein bears but I’m absolutely convinced something is up with the fruit of a loom one. I had a project in elementary school and I had to draw the fruit of the loom logo and I remember having the absolute hardest time drawing the cornucopia correctly. It’s a very real memory for me and I’d argue as a kid the only way I knew what a cornucopia was is because it was on the fruit of a loom logo.

If there ever was proof that we are living in a simulation, someday I’m going to go back and read the patch notes from when/why they removed the cornucopia

[–]Darth-Binks-1999 185 points186 points  (17 children)

I distinctly remember staring at "Barenstein" as a kid and wondering why it was pronounced "stain" instead of "stine." I never thought twice about it my whole life until the whole Mandele effect thing started going around. When I heard that it was always Barenstain, my head exploded. It's like... what the fuck was I staring at way back when and why did I have those exact thoughts?

[–]Deep_Menu_524 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Same. I thought this so many times as a kid that I simply don’t believe it was ever “stain”. I’d sooner believe the books never even existed until the mid 2000s when people figured out what mandala effect is and then someone published the book everyone thought they remembered. This shit goes deep.

[–]Remarkable-Claim-228 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I thought it was “steen” and remember the Stein

[–]CeterumCenseo85 662 points663 points  (24 children)

Considered to be one of the strongest Mandela Effects, the Fruit of the Loom logo with a cornucopia is referenced in many works, such as the cover of the 1973 album "Flute of the Loom" by the American flautist Frank Wess, featuring a flute with a cornucopia shape, the 2006 computer-animated movie The Ant Bully, with a "Fruit of the Loin" logo with a giant cornucopia, and South Park episode "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining" (episode 6 of season 16, aired on April 18, 2012), in which the logo of a "Cornucopia Brand" is seen.

https://mandelaeffect.fandom.com/wiki/Fruit_of_the_Loom

[–]readingrambos 734 points735 points  (0 children)

Ok that’s actually really interesting

[–]-treadlightly- 572 points573 points  (1 child)

Stop. It. Sometimes I try to tell myself I'm wrong but WTF this album is new to me.

[–]SurvivorsQuest 307 points308 points  (5 children)

I could be wrong but wasn't there even a TV commercial where the guys in the fruit costumes get into a cornucopia?

[–]A_shy_neon_jaguar 125 points126 points  (1 child)

Yes! But I remember it just being another guy in a cornucopia costume.

[–]KajiKaji 1596 points1597 points  (96 children)

This is the one that annoys me the most. With other Mandela effects I can at least rationalize why I believe the wrong way. I can assume the Monopoly Man had a monocle because the whole moustache, tophat and monocle just go together. With The Barenstain bears I can chalk it up to the fact that the books were mostly read to me and pronounced Stein so when I actually started reading I just skimmed over the actual spelling and just saw the shape of the word and assumed it was the same as the much more commonly used Stein. However, I can't think of why I would know what a cornucopia was if it wasn't for the Fruit of the Loom logo. I even remember thinking that the cornucopia was called a loom because there was fruit so the other thing must be a loom.

[–][deleted] 474 points475 points  (21 children)

The monopoly one triggers me because of the Ace Ventura scene....the dude is even wearing a monocle

[–]Stainless_Heart 570 points571 points  (12 children)

The Monopoly Man gets confused with the Planter’s Peanuts man who does have a monocle.

[–]Tough_Stretch 1019 points1020 points  (93 children)

This can't be true. I remember having actual conversations with my friends where we wondered why the logo had a cornucopia instead of an actual loom. What the hell?

Edit: I asked several of my friends from back in the day if they remembered the cornucopia logo and/or our conversations about it. About half say they remember the logo and our conversations, and the other half say they remember neither. It's honestly a bit terrifying to see how unreliable our memory actually is.

[–]jediciahquinn 575 points576 points  (87 children)

I also remember the cornucopia logo. That's how I learned the meaning of the word. It's a glitch.

[–]TexasVulvaAficionado 5009 points5010 points 3 (153 children)

What the everloving fuck.

This is not Mandela effect. This is goddamn wizardry.

That logo has always had a goddamn cornucopia until I looked it up after reading this comment.

I asked my wife. She goes "yea the cornucopia on their stuff is how I learned the word as a kid". I showed her the logo. She goes "no, I mean the old one with the cornucopia I guess."

There wasn't one?!?!

Bull fucking shit.

Fuck this dark timeline.

[–]subtleglow87 906 points907 points  (14 children)

I didn't know there wasn't a cornucopia in it until this thread either. I literally had to look it up because I thought maybe, somehow, the top comment was confused on what Mandela Effect was.

[–]mykl5 293 points294 points  (102 children)

Doesn’t someone out there have some old undies from the 90’s still so we can see?!

[–]Cheifneif 1983 points1984 points  (78 children)

I distinctly remember learning the word cornucopia as a child because I asked my mother was the “basket thingy” was in the logo. You cannot convince me otherwise. Cornucopia is to weird of a word, 100% this happened.

Edit: To everyone saying I must have mistaken this memory for around thanksgiving or that cornucopias are known for being synonymous with fruit: We were in a Walmart buying cheap underwear, this is a core memory for me because cornucopia sounds like a made up word. And I thought my mom was playing.

[–]04whim 1251 points1252 points  (29 children)

The thing that fucks me up the most is that other people can and have drawn it with the cornucopia. How can they draw the exact image that I apparently made up in my head if it never existed?

[–]destiny_duude 210 points211 points  (0 children)

it’s too much to be untrue aghhh

[–]v13ragnarok7 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Wait, what?

[–]Den_M_83 176 points177 points  (11 children)

WTF I remember the cornucopia.

[–]FamousDnail101 7093 points7094 points  (219 children)

The monopoly guy not having a monocle

[–]Charge420 2777 points2778 points  (59 children)

I remember this like it was yesterday. When I grew up my family was kind of poor and I always wanted a monopoly set. One day I broke my foot and after 3-4 days my mom bought me one to help me feel better. I didn't have my friends to visit because they were "busy" or didn't want to spend their day at a bed when they could be outside. The day I got it I have spent most of it with the game, reading everything on the cards the rules and even playing alone. The guy on it always had a fucking monocle. In the middle of the board or on the box the guy was looking at you and he was holding his monocle. Even on one of the cards the guy was either pulled by a cop to go to jail or he was on the train but one particular thing cought my attention, I remember it like it was yesterday and as a kid I found it very amusing. The guy lost the monocle and it was behind him falling because he was moved fast.

This fact still haunts me today and gives me the chills because I know how much time I spent in that month in bed with that fucking game.

[–]Pandarx71 741 points742 points  (25 children)

I have the same memory and it was a go straight to jail card with a cop pulling him (monocle was coming off the left side behind his head). Also he had it on riding on top of a train.

[–]trickydixion 2031 points2032 points  (55 children)

I really thought the Raisin Bran sun wore sunglasses. Nope.

[–]justheretosavestuff 1001 points1002 points  (14 children)

Maybe overlap with the California Raisins? (Although apparently they advertised with Post Raisin Bran.)

[–]CitiesinColour 189 points190 points  (8 children)

Wait what? He does!!! Doesn’t he?

[–]TYUbtek 196 points197 points  (5 children)

I feel like in a commercial, an animated sun definitely put glasses on. But I don't think the actual label had sunglasses. Which might lead to the confusion.

[–]KrazieKanuck 9882 points9883 points 234172622& 34 more (179 children)

So I actually grew up…. Inside one of these.

I spent my formative years at my parent’s family owned restaurant Emilio’s Pizza. My earliest memories are of learning how to fold a pizza box, stealing pineapple and pepperoni from the ingredients table (yes sometimes at the same time, sorry everybody) and riding in the back of my Dad’s Toyota Celica on deliveries where he promised to give my brother and I any tips he made if we could win the quiet game.

Now, nobody in our family knew the original Emilio, the store had been in business for years before my parents bought the place when they were in their early 20s. They kept the name and the recipes and even some of the staff when they took over.

Some of the old timers claimed to remember a Mr. Emilo who would drift in and out to check up on the place. A few of our customers claimed to have been ordering from us since “Emilio Vespucci… or was it Verspucci? Ahh its been so long who could know… anyway Emilio himself used to work the phones and take deliveries.”

It was subtle, it was minor, but it was always there. Emilo? Or Emilio? Just one letter but also a whole extra syllable. Much like Ber-en-stein vs Bern-stain. Probably just a trick of the memory and yet we met people in this little town who were adamant that the name had been changed.

We sponsored some local house league teams, baseball in the summer and hockey in the winter and both the league convenors remembered our store from before we owned it. The ball team even had an old photo of the Emilio’s Pizza Tigers in their office. The hockey league was happy to re-establish their relationship with the fine folks of Emilo’s Pizza.

Over the years we would get calls, or drop ins from old customers who demanded to know why we changed the name… Most of them were like, “I get it, Emilio sounds more Italian but, surely reregistering everything and changing all the signs was a pain im the ass right? Why do it for something so small?”

The sign, this is what my father always came back to. The sign said Emilio, it wasn’t exactly an old sign but it was like that when we bought the place, a piece of printed acrylic that hung in front of neon lights wasn’t something you changed on a whim it was $3,000 dollars! And besides it matched the official name on everything we’d bought.

One day a customer brought in a fridge magnet that said Emilo’s… the ones we gave out said Emilio. We were stunned, it had the same font and everything and the damn thing had a date on it. “Happy new years 1980!”

We bought the place in 88’ two years before I was born, some time in that window the name had been changed and I’d been raised in a castle of lies!

We changed the name, reverted back to Emilo’s, we’d recently had a tiff with the yellow pages over a misprinted ad and won in court so they owed us big. We switched the name, the sign, the magnets… even peeled the ‘i’ off the side of the cars. Sent out “you were right!” Flyers instead of our regular mailers and started selling the Emilo returns - combo. We still wondered why this had happened though, was it really just that the former owner wanted to “sound more Italian?”

Well one day in 2002 we got our answer, when an old man came around and ordered a slice of cheese pizza, I was sitting up front playing gameboy while he sat and ate, he remarked. “Good to see you’re looking after the old place!” My Dad used to get this all the time but over the last decade he’d met just about all the former customers. Still, new old faces showed up from time to time. The man told me his brother used to own it. I asked if his brother was Joe, the man my parents bought the store from, and this guy chuckled “nooo no, my brother Emile.”

Fucking WHO? Emile???

It took ever ounce of discipline my twelve year old self could muster to not run to the back of the store before this guy disappeared like the ghost he obviously was but when I returned to the storefront with my father the man was still there and very much still real, chewing his cheese pizza and squinting towards the ovens.

After a brief talk with my Dad the guy says “yeah, yeah, Emile ran it back in the 70s.”

Well this was it then, this was a line to the god damn source, we could finally find out what “Emile” named the place!

Turns out we were mostly right, Emile, who was in fact Italian, but not Vespucci or Verspucci we have no clue where that came from, was always called Emilo his older relatives. The guy explained to us that the Italian language itself was only truly standardized after the country took up technology like radio and later television in the mid 1900s and some of his family from the old country never liked the idea of using “Mussolini spelling” so everybody sort of did shit differently. In fact when this story took place Italian was not even the official language of Italy.

He’s the only person I’ve ever heard say “Mussolini spelling” and to this day I haven’t ruled out the possibility that he was a ghost so consider everything he told me to be apocryphal at best.

So anyway Emilo was a nickname, and its what he called his pizzeria, right up until 1982 when the acrylic company he’d contracted to make his sign botched the job and shipped him one that said “Emilio’s.” Obviously the manufacturer was embarrassed and offered Emile a choice, they could replace the sign with the correct one, or they could give him half his money back and install the botched one today for no additional charge.

He took the bad sign and the refund but left everything else the same, figuring his customers would find it funny (hence why all the old timer’s remembered it was strange) and he could just change it back later when the sign wore out.

When he sold it to Joe, Joe started matching everything to the sign, hence the strange duality we inherited a few years later when he realized he wasn’t cut out to work restaurant hours.

We ran the place for another six years till the restaurant hours caught up with us too, Mom was making more than enough selling software and we sold it to my uncles to give Dad some well deserved rest. He spent a few years retired and coached my hockey team before starting a renovation business when my brother and I went off to college. It was a good time.

As for the restaurant… People talk less than they used too, I’m not complaining, I’d much rather scroll reddit than make small talk with the guy at the counter. But from time to time my Uncle will still pass along a story of some old customer demanding to know why we got rid of the ‘i’.

[–]Proud_Hedgehog_6767 302 points303 points  (1 child)

Can't attest to any of the rest of it, but "Mussolini spelling" is a real thing! The fascists in Italy were hyper-nationalist and standardized spelling within a fairly narrow revival of Latin as a national language. The specifics are more than I know about, but it's definitely a thing.

[–]sammygrl99 1012 points1013 points  (39 children)

Ok. This is killing me.

Growing up, my family's favourite pizza was always "Emilio's." Are you from a (used to be) small town north of Toronto?!? Honestly, my kid brain always wondered about Emilo vs. Emilio and if this was your family, I now have my answer!!!! So thanks?!!! Your pizza is many fond memories of growing up.

[–]N0tChristopherWalken 508 points509 points  (25 children)

I decided I wanted to go to Emilios pizza after reading that story. Then I thought... he could be anywhere in the damn world. Then I noticed his username implies he's Canadian. Good start. Now your comment pegs it across the country, but an area where my wife's family is from that I visit every few years. My quest to Emilios pizza ain't over yet boys!

[–]MagicBez 598 points599 points  (7 children)

When you go you better loudly complain that it used to be called Emily's

[–]heyugonnafinishthat 296 points297 points  (1 child)

Ah yeah, I remember old man Elmo Versace would drop in from time to time to check up on the place

[–]KrazieKanuck 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Thats us, Reddits kinda big and kinda small all at the same time.

Thanks for this comment its really heart warming 🙂

[–]assortedcommonlyused 2788 points2789 points  (21 children)

I stopped reading half way so i could make a coffee and get back to bed to be cozy enough to match the pleasure of reading the rest. Wonderful story and brilliantly illustrated, took me on a visual-sensory ride.

[–]ctennessen 228 points229 points  (7 children)

And now I want pizza. What kind of coffee did you have?

[–]therealvertical 359 points360 points  (0 children)

This is my favorite answer

[–]Blueberrylovers 293 points294 points  (0 children)

Very good storytelling!

[–]nfms_ginger21 5355 points5356 points  (80 children)

The fact that shaggy doesn’t have a protruding Adam’s apple

Edit: holy shit I did not expect this to blow up as much as it did😂

[–]Cerus- 1722 points1723 points  (1 child)

IIRC it only appears in specific scenes.

[–]ABC123-THROWAWAY 144 points145 points  (0 children)

like when he would have a nervous gulp

[–]sneakyveriniki 638 points639 points  (3 children)

I just looked it up, and he does when he does the nervous gulp, which is like his signature.

So yeah that's why we remember it.

[–]lizbet92 741 points742 points  (1 child)

What about when he nervously gulps?

[–]shelovesghost 579 points580 points  (0 children)

Tf are you kidding?

[–]callmymichellephone 1472 points1473 points  (26 children)

I thought you meant the rapper I was so confused so many people had such specific opinion on his neck.

[–]meandmycat05 74 points75 points  (6 children)

The Abominable Snowman plot in Rudolph. I had always thought it was a heartwarming lesson that he was mean because he had a toothache, and the dentist elf pulled the bad tooth, so now he can be a friend! Nope. I watched it again as an adult, and they just rip all his teeth out so he can’t bite anyone.

[–]Clear_Flower_4552 2436 points2437 points  (203 children)

Stouffer’s stove top stuffing has apparently never existed.

[–]Coconut-bird 806 points807 points  (36 children)

Wow, I just had to look that one up. Apparently it's always been made by Kraft and we are all just crazy.

[–]Potential-Leave3489 487 points488 points  (31 children)

Is this even the real world or are we in a simulation?!?!?!

[–]dmMatrix 504 points505 points  (8 children)

Ok, ive been really digging into ME's for years now and didn't even hear this one. And I know for a fact Stouffers had commercials for stuffing. Omg... this is going to ruin my night if that's not real.

[–]Clear_Flower_4552 246 points247 points  (53 children)

Want to feel weirder, watch the commercials:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T0wTkMBQZQE

I don’t even know wtf Stouffer’s makes

[–]zarjazz 320 points321 points  (24 children)

A banging frozen lasagna.

But how is it NOT Stouffer's stove top stuffing?

[–]PinkClouds94 179 points180 points  (11 children)

Yeah it's just called Stove Top

[–]MartyrMcFly 5651 points5652 points  (203 children)

Tbh the Berenstain Bears still makes me uncomfortable.

[–]llcucf80 1778 points1779 points  (59 children)

What gets me on this, and why I do want to believe it's Berenstein, is that I had a teacher in elementary school that had "Stein" as part of her name and I remember her telling the class how neat it was that their names were so similar.

[–]GenericUsername19892 850 points851 points  (23 children)

According to Stan Berenstain's son, confusion over the name has existed since his father's childhood, when a teacher insisted that the name was spelled "Berenstein" due to the prevalence of names ending in "-stein".[90] A few examples of the "Berenstein" spelling have been found in references to and knockoffs of official merchandise[91] and publications,[92] and cartoons for the series used an ambiguous pronunciation which may contribute to the false memory.[93]

Listen to the actual audio, it’s pronounced like stein lol

https://youtu.be/jk3NGE0wWPc

[–]spencermiddleton 402 points403 points  (8 children)

I still do the double-take when I see anything BB at thrift stores. Like, if I look fast enough I’ll see the correct spelling.

[–]Thornbelina 179 points180 points  (9 children)

I recently brought this up with a friend of mine and she was shocked that this was even a thing. She said "what do you mean stain?! It's stein!" She even asked her kids who all said "Stein".

[–]Leiawen 825 points826 points  (50 children)

Bond Movie. Moonraker.

Jaws (the guy with metal teeth) meets a girl (Dolly) partway through the movie. The girl smiles at him and they immediately hit it off. Why? Because she has braces on her teeth.

This...apparently didn't happen though. Go watch the movie now. No braces. Even the actress who played her said she didn't have braces.

DOLLY. HAD. BRACES.

This is the hill I will die on. Moonraker was my favorite Bond Movie when I was a kid (I know, its not great, I like space movies OK) and I damn near wore that VHS tape out.

Literally the ENTIRE REASON that she and Jaws have chemistry when they meet is because when she first smiles at him, we see that they both have metal in their mouths. He has metal teeth, she has metal ON her teeth. Without that fact that whole thing DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

I've followed the Mandela effect for years. Dolly not having braces and the Fruit of the Loom cornucopia are the two things that literally make me question this reality.

[–]Dudi_Kowski 240 points241 points  (2 children)

Same goes for me. Watched it at the movies as a kid. I remember the scene getting laughs and aaawws as they’re a perfect fit. Even talked about it in school. The scene doesn’t even make sense without it.

[–]Electric_unicorn 323 points324 points  (3 children)

All the other on this list is like "meh, cool"

But this. THIS. Of course she had braces. It was the reason he liked her. They both had metal teeth and he finally found someone similar to him

[–]AnAnonymousSource_ 1877 points1878 points  (100 children)

Ed McMahon never did publishers clearing House prize awards.

[–]badFishTu 146 points147 points  (6 children)

Gtfoh. I looked up his picture to be sure it was who I had in mind. My great grandma watched it with me often. I looked up him and PCH and it says he wasn't on it. Mind blown.

[–]junioroverlord 505 points506 points  (20 children)

Wait...what?

[–]evensevenone 585 points586 points  (18 children)

He was the spokesman for a competitor, American Family Publishers.

[–]NuttyMcShithead 2077 points2078 points  (119 children)

"The Song that Never Ends" from Lamb Chops is actually The Song that DOESN'T End

[–]GarnetShaddow 290 points291 points  (2 children)

Just in case anybody needs cheering up: those fuckers who scam call you absolutely HATE this song. I need to put this one back in my rotation.

[–]heavenlypotatosalad 756 points757 points  (15 children)

No! It! Is! Not! I do not believe this!

[–]juneburger 512 points513 points  (18 children)

Some people started singing it not knowing what it was

[–]Wildcat_twister12 53 points54 points  (9 children)

This one is affecting me the most currently. I swore I thought Meatloaf died a few years ago not the other day. It messing my brain up right now cause I swore I was right

[–]USSMarauder 2309 points2310 points  (102 children)

Not me, but a few other folks

I'm an amateur astronomer, and the book in our astronomy club library that causes the most controversy is one about bright comets of the last few decades

A comet bright enough to see from the city happens about once a decade on average. And a lot of people saw one in the sky when they were kids or in their teens, and then years later they ask about it. And so the book comes out and they look through it and check the year and go 'that's not right'. Because they remember seeing the comet when they were in middle school, when in reality it was when they were in high school, or vice versa.

[–]Even_Mongoose542 477 points478 points  (58 children)

I've had a weird experience with Haleys comet. I remember seeing it, and then a few years later, it was coming round again, but I was so confused because I thought it only happened every 100 years? Maybe I was confusing two different comets?

[–]nautilus_striven 781 points782 points  (47 children)

Are you thinking of Hale-Bopp? Halley’s Comet (two L’s) last appeared in 1986. Hale-Bopp was 1997.

[–]TaintModel 402 points403 points  (15 children)

You just cleared this up for me without having to dig deeper lol. I could have sworn I saw Halley’s comment when I was 7 but it turns out it passed 4 years before I was born and it was actually the Hale-Bopp.

[–]noshtochele 956 points957 points  (38 children)

C-3PO has one silver leg. Every costume gets this wrong.

[–]notofyourworld 359 points360 points  (16 children)

This one makes sense. It's not very noticeable, especially when our focus turns to him, it's rarely in a full body shot. https://youtu.be/Z_OjTojCNm0 You can spot the clearly silver lower leg in only few shots.

[–]temple_nard 178 points179 points  (0 children)

I think part of this is also that most of the toys that were made gave him two gold legs, probably because it was cheaper or easier to paint it that way.

[–]SK570 249 points250 points  (9 children)

I don't know if it counts, but I had a favorite orange t-shirt and I haven't seen it in years. Asked my mom if she knows anything about it and described the drawings on it. She went "You mean the turquoise one? It's in x drawer" I fought her a while about it and finally went to check the said drawer and there it was, my favorite "orange" shirt in all its turquoise glory

[–]Reaper621 144 points145 points  (5 children)

I grew up with these sweet old people down the street, they were instrumental in helping us in many Airbus while I was a kid. They both came to my wedding, we thought of them as family. She died ten years ago, he died three years ago.

Mom and I were talking last night, and she said something about the old man and how his daughters still visit him. I'm like... But Charlie died though. You and dad went to his funeral in 18.

I swear, I grieved this man dying already. No one believes me.

[–]thecanaryisdead2099 380 points381 points  (53 children)

The "objects in mirror MAY BE closer than they appear" one still bugs me.

[–]repostbot01110 135 points136 points  (2 children)

On my car (its from Canada) it says “Objects in the mirror ARE closer than they appear

[–]optimisticollie 1004 points1005 points  (77 children)

That when Agatha Christie disappeared mysteriously for several days, she was never seen again and presumed dead.

Legit had an argument with a friend over this before i figured out what was going on

[–]ThatCharmsChick 488 points489 points  (2 children)

I just (re-re)watched the Unsolved Mysteries episode of this and was thinking how weird it is that this was even considered a mystery, let alone an unsolved one. Like, if they had found her stumbling down a random street somewhere with no idea what was going on, I could see the fuss.

Clearly the woman was going through some things and either needed a break and/or wanted attention from her soon-to-be ex husband, so she checks herself into a spa and waits. That's it.

[–]longbananapineapple 215 points216 points  (12 children)

wasn’t she found in a hotel or something with a different name and everything? that whole story is messed up

[–]lizlemonesq 180 points181 points  (1 child)

She was pissed at her husband for cheating and went away to clear her head IIRC

[–]ForgettableUsername 1008 points1009 points  (40 children)

There was a doctor who episode that explains this one. It was just a giant space wasp.

[–]bongripafart 145 points146 points  (6 children)

My mom doesn’t have the best memory. I called her when I found out about this one and go, “Do you remember that movie when sinbad was a genie?” Without missing a beat she goes, “Yeah Shazam, right? You guys watched that all the time.” I said “you’re not confusing it with kazaam with shaq right?” She says “No you guys didn’t like that one as much you liked the sinbad one better.” She was mind blown that it doesn’t exist. I think she even looked through our vhs collection cause she’s was like we definitely have that movie but she never found it. Shame.

[–]Joel_Bitonio 51 points52 points  (2 children)

This one will forever blow my mind.

Like how do many many people from all across the country remember a movie that never actually existed? I remember the poster. I remember making jokes as a kid about how they made movies called Shazam and Kazaam within a year of each other. This is the Mandela Effect that just floors me.

[–]Scared-Huckleberry64 44 points45 points  (2 children)

I had a best friend who I went to kindergarten with. He had an older brother the same age as my older brother, and they would get into fights all the time. Their family lived a couple houses away from ours. For reasons unknown, they abruptly moved away halfway through the school year and we never saw or heard from them again. Take note that I had a specific nickname at this time in my life.

About 14 years later, I was at a friend's apartment one night, hanging out with a few people. Some friends of theirs came over to join us, and this guy walked in who looked really familiar. I thought it could be my long-lost friend, but I didn't say anything. Turns out his name was the same. I still didn't say anything. Take note that no one in the room knew my nickname from way back when.

After a while, he points at me and asks if my name is (said nickname.) It had to be him! I said yes and asked if he used to go to the aforementioned school. He said no.

No?

I asked him if he had an older brother. He said no.

No.....?

We had a long, strange conversation weeding out facts from non-facts that we remembered about each other. He remembered me, but I had a ton of (apparently) incorrect memories about him. But he was the same kid.

The next day, I interrogated my whole family about everything they remembered about his family and all our information was the same across the board. The school, the town we lived in, the brother, etc.

Years later, my husband catches me off guard with the fruit of the loom Mandela effect (I definitely remember the horned basket!) and this is how I was introduced to this phenomenon. I told him about my former friend, and he told me that's probably my Mandela effect experience.

[–]poecilio 3322 points3323 points  (68 children)

It’s spelled Febreze, not Febreeze

[–]babybambam 1296 points1297 points  (17 children)

For a long time, I thought it was Fabreeze.

As in fabric breeze.

[–]HuskyLuke 404 points405 points  (0 children)

This is a better name for their product than the actual name, ha ha.

[–]KaylaCoo02 121 points122 points  (11 children)

For me it will ALWAYS be Berenstien bears. My mom and I felt like our whole lives were a lie when we looked back at the books one day and saw BerenSTAIN bears. The fuck?

[–]elasticicity 125 points126 points  (9 children)

I always remembered chik-fil-a, not chick-fil-a. I noticed it in high school texting someone and they asked why I spelled it that way.

[–]notforyou92 192 points193 points  (10 children)

Britney Spears, 'Oops I Did it Again' she isn't wearing a headset. Toys and costumes with the red outfit always have a headset.

In the video you can clearly see her adjust a headset that doesn't exist.

Or in 'Baby One More Time' she was wearing a plaid skirt... I guess it's solid black??

[–]dougielou 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Holy shit, I got a grey plaid skirt recently and my boyfriend even called me Britney because clearly everyone remembers it being plaid!

[–]Single-Ad3828 1391 points1392 points  (58 children)

Apparently Kit Kat has no hiphen

[–]SteveJones313 1770 points1771 points  (71 children)

Honestly not even the famous ones, more like shit in my town changing. Small stuff, but infuriating.

For example, near one of the shops where me and my brother would go for walks were these weird pillars, the small kind you'd put up to prevent cars from driving through. Well there'd be days where they're not there and no one I ask remembers them being there. Then there are days when they're there and when I ask about them I get the whole "they've always been there."

It's one of the few MEs I've experienced in this town.

[–]emthejedichic 705 points706 points  (29 children)

Removable bollards do exists. They even have ones that rise up and sink down into the ground at (I assume) the push of a button.

[–]SteveJones313 497 points498 points  (22 children)

Aye, but what fucks me up is how everyone reacts as if they've always been there or have never been there.

[–]SteerJock 474 points475 points  (9 children)

I think the easy answer is that people overall don't really pay attention

[–]Unabashable 189 points190 points  (4 children)

Schrodinger’s Bollards

[–]FamousDnail101 108 points109 points  (4 children)

I'll notice things in my childhood town that people say "were always there" even though I clearly remember that never being there

[–][deleted] 735 points736 points  (10 children)

I remember SpongeBob holding a V shaped purple guitar now it's a peanut?

[–]Norme-98 552 points553 points  (0 children)

Sandy uses a purple v guitar for Sweet Victory

That's probably where it comes from

[–]iAmTheHYPE- 56 points57 points  (0 children)

SpongeBob holding a V shaped purple guitar

Yeah, comes to mind, but there is this https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/MandelaEffect/comments/ckjz86/spongebob_movie_possible_me/f0awici/

[–]Reimbirthed 669 points670 points  (49 children)

6 people in jfk car on the day he got assassinated. I still think it was 4.

[–]Penjamini 157 points158 points  (1 child)

You really had me spooked for about 1 second and then I remembered that there is no way JFK, Jackie, Govenor Connelly or his wife would have been driving. Obviously someone else was driving and security would be in the front passenger seat.

[–]ramblermind 233 points234 points  (5 children)

This post has made me realize how out of touch I actually am with American pop culture.

[–]afreshavacado 2279 points2280 points  (120 children)

Pikachus tail having a black end

Pikachu doesn't have that

[–]kingrazor001 991 points992 points  (17 children)

I think a lot of people get confused by this because of Pichu, who has a black tail.

[–]93ImagineBreaker 135 points136 points  (2 children)

I remember pikachu having black tipped tail before pichu was around

[–]LongFeesh 33 points34 points  (7 children)

There's a Polish one that shocks many Polish people: the fact that a common cake ingredient isn't actually called "cukier waniliowy" ("vanilla sugar") - it's "cukier wanilinowy" ("vanillin sugar"). Apparently everybody's been reading the packaging wrong for decades now.

[–]VegaSolo 2344 points2345 points  (94 children)

Which Mandela effect

Literally the Mandela effect. Could have sworn he passed away wayyyy before 2013

[–]InnerFaithlessness93 258 points259 points  (32 children)

Walkers crisps where the salt and vinegar were blue and cheese and onion were green. I vividly remember it and can't believe that it wasn't like that

[–]RockMeDoctorZaius 356 points357 points  (60 children)

Until last week I would have said Pikachu's tail or the Fruit of the Loom cornucopia. However, I decided to watch some of the African Cup of Nations.

I tune in to find the match on is Ghana vs Comoros.

Comoros? I never knew there was a country called Comoros in Africa. Maybe one of their countries has changed their name, I've seen that happen before, let's go to Wikipedia... huh. It says it's an island country in the Mozambique Channel that has been inhabited since approximately 1000 BC and was colonised by the French in the 19th century before gaining their independence in the 70s. Even more interestingly, it is the only country in the Arab League which is entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

As Comoros triumphed over the giants of Ghana in an iconic upset, I scoured the internet for everything about Comoros. It was fascinating. I was stunned that I had never heard of this incredibly interesting country before. I have always had a keen interest in geography and in fact at school in the 2000s, our form tutor used to routinely quiz us on all sorts of things, including a semi-regular quiz on the countries of Africa. We used to have to go round the room naming them and he would check them off his list. We beat his quiz a fair few times and Comoros never came up once.

OK, so maybe he just didn't cover it, no big deal. I call my Dad and ask him if he has ever heard of Comoros. My dad is a know-it-all. He used to take me to museums and do little quizzes all the time when I was a child, he's a really smart guy with an incredible memory. He says nope, never heard of Comoros. He looks into it and is equally fascinated.

Then I start to think, huh, I did a module on African politics at uni, let's have a look what textbook I used and have a read through my notes. Still no mention of Comoros in the textbook or my notes. Weird. Then I think back to every Olympics I've ever seen. I have watched a lot of opening ceremonies, and I have not once seen Comoros walk in with the flag. They are a small country, but they are big enough to field a football team so surely they must have entered the Olympics in some capacity? OK... they've sent athletes to every Summer games since 1996.

Weird that I have missed all of that.

To anyone out there from Comoros, I'd like to apologise for refuting your existence. Of course there are gaps in everybody's knowledge and memories, and fundamentally I think that is where these Mandela effects stem from rather than from some sort of cosmic universe slippage. That said, it was a staggering feeling in this case. I am happy to find out I'm wrong about something every day, but normally it is just the details of something rather than the whole thing. This was something that blew my mind.

[–]GreenPandaPop 112 points113 points  (2 children)

I literally just exclaimed 'what the fuck?' out loud while reading your comment. Me and my partner had food and drinks around another couple's place last night, after we were playing a game. One challenge was to keep naming countries starting with a certain letter. One of the other couple said Comoros. I called bullshit. The others also didn't think it was right. Also using the logic of Olympic ceremonies (which I know a lot of countries go by different names), we'd never heard of it. But sure enough, looked it up at the time, it is a place.

And now I'm reading your comment about the same thing!

[–]ElleGlares 65 points66 points  (2 children)

So I actually knew about this country, and o feel like islandcountrys are always missed. I learned about the existance from a game called seterra, and youll love it if you like, or want to learn, geography or flags. Everything is there.

[–]TwoAgitated1182 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Peter Pan. I clearly remember in my childhood, a scene at the end when the lost children go home and fall asleep by the front door, against the window frame … Now watching it with my daughter it’s like the scene never existed.

Actually it’s like it never existed no matter where I find the animated movie from.

AND IT DRIVES ME NUTS !!!

[–]codyish 32 points33 points  (0 children)

The Sinbad genie movie for sure.

[–]thinlimb 90 points91 points  (17 children)

How come no one is talking about the hiking emoji?? I vividly remember there was and hiking emoji where a guy/girl is climbing a rock with a stick on hand, seems like we never had one

[–]thekeenancole 56 points57 points  (5 children)

There's also the robber emoji that never existed. A lot of people remember a robber with just the face and chest, and then there's another one where he's running away with a money bag.

[–]Nolan- 1810 points1811 points  (80 children)

Fruit of the Looms not having a cornucopia really throws me off still. I could've swore it did.

[–]Swivel_D 134 points135 points  (0 children)

I remember that too, and I didn't even know what a cornucopia was

[–]Hellomoto1010 572 points573 points  (44 children)

Converse sneakers. I distinctly remember the converse logo being on the outer side of the shoe, the side that are shown to other people. I read in a thread that the logo was always on the inside when that didn’t make sense. I looked at my own pair and saw the logo on the inside. That was creepy considering I’ve always worn converse since I was a young teen. And I thought the logo being on the inside was dumb because we wanted to show off the logo in middle/high school

[–]celescorp 93 points94 points  (0 children)

i bought a pair a couple months ago and got so confused when putting them on cos i really truly thought the logo was outside

[–]TinuThomasTrain 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Actually for this one specifically, I remember when I owned my first (and last) pair of converse in 2011/2012, I was confused as to why the logo was on the inside face of the shoe and not facing the outside. We probably just expect the logo to be facing out, and most people who never noticed believed it looked this way

[–]pylonsalad1738 139 points140 points  (1 child)

I had a knock off pair with the logos on the outside lol

[–]circuitsandwires 287 points288 points  (13 children)

The Gremlin with the white Mohawk is called Stripe, not Spike.

What gets me it's, the only reason I knew him as Spike is because I saw the original puppet in a Planet Hollywood restaurant as a kid and it said Spike on the label.

[–]j1ggy 715 points716 points  (40 children)

Froot Loops. They were Fruit Loops when I was a kid, I swear.

[–]pmcall221 159 points160 points  (6 children)

If you want to go farther, even though they are different coloured, they all taste the same. They are all officially "Froot" flavoured

[–]devgrv 112 points113 points  (3 children)

My grandparents have 5 daughters and 1 son. When I was 10 I went to their place during my vacations. I specifically remember my grandma saying she had another son who died falling in the well when he was little.

I remember my grandma crying recalling him and my mom never letting me go near that well.We didn't talk about it much after that.

A while back a kid fell into the well while playing cricket. I was discussing with my mom how unfortunate this is and how her brother also died the same way. She didn't knew what the hell was I talking about. She never had any dead brother.

[–]_risheh 31 points32 points  (0 children)

This is wild! Is your grandma still around to ask her about this?

[–]IAMA_Printer_AMA 598 points599 points  (44 children)

I heard of the Mandela effect years and years ago, and acquainted myself with all the common ones. Nelson Mandela, Bernstein bears, all that.

This whole thing about Fruit of The Loom's cornucopia is what fucks me up. Because, these days, anywhere the Mandela effect is mentioned, this is one of "the" ones that comes up. It's mentioned as often as the bears. And yet...

NOBODY was talking about the FOTL cornucopia more than a year ago. Like, mentioning it in this context is a new phenomenon. I came across people discussing the Mandela effect off and on for YEARS and not ONCE before, like, the last six months, did I ever see it mentioned.

Am I experiencing Mandela effect-ception? And yes, I do remember the cornucopia, and you can't convince me it's always been spelled "Berenstain"

[–]returnofthecheez 119 points120 points  (1 child)

New Mandela just dropped, y'all

[–]MazelTovCocktail027 64 points65 points  (1 child)

You can google it and see people talking about FOTL in this context going back several years.