"The Mandela Effect" has recently become a phenomenon that has garnered more attention. The term refers to an event or object that is remembered a particular way by thousands of people, but it is really another. The name of the theory originates from Mandela himself. Many people remember being certain that he died while in prison, in the 80s, while his actual death was on December 5th, 2013. Those who believe in "The Mandela Effect" either believe in some sort of parallel universe or that time travelers have gone back and somehow altered something from the past -- no matter how small. Here are 15 examples.
1. Darth Vader never says, "Luke, I am your father."
(Spoilers!) While many people remember the famous quote being "Luke, I am your father," the correct term is "No, I am your father." James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, even recalls saying "Luke, I am your father."
2. Kit-Kat vs. KitKat.
Many remember there being a dash, making it "Kit-Kat." When, in fact, it has always been KitKat.
3. "Magic Mirror on the wall."
The famous one liner from "Snow White" has always been "Mirror, Mirror on the wall," although the correct line is "Magic mirror on the wall" with the second part being, "Who is the fairest one of all?"
4. "Life is like a box of chocolates."
5. "Hello, Clarice."
The line "Hello, Clarice" is one of the most famous line from the thriller "Silence of the Lambs." But, it wasn't actually a line at all. In the scene where Clarice and Lecter finally meet, he says "Good morning." How do so many people remember him saying a specific line when it was never even said?
6. The Berenstein Bears.
The 'Berenstein, Berenstain' debate is one of the most popular within the Mandela effects. Many remember it being spelled The Berenstein Bears, but if you look now, it is actually the Berenstain Bears.
7. Where did Curious George's tail go?
Some people claim that they remember seeing him on TV using his tail to swing around from tree to tree. Why would Curious George not have a tail, as he is a monkey?
8. The Color Chartreuse.
When you think of the color "chartreuse," do you think a dark reddish/purple color? Or do you think of a yellowish/green shade? Apparently, chartreuse has been a shade of green this whole time.
9. "We Are The Champions."
Many recall the final lyrics of the song being, "We are the champions... of the world!" But, the song doesn't end with "of the world," it just ends. So, keep that in mind next time you have a mini concert with your friends in the car.
10. Sex In The City.
A common error is to mistake is to replace "in" with "and" in "Sex and the CIty."But why do so many people remember it that way? The title mishap happens so often that when typed into Google, it automatically redirects you to the correct title.
11. JCPenny vs. JCPenney.
Many people remember the famous American store to be named "JCPenny." Although, its actual name is "JCPenney," despite popular opinions.
12. Barbie's World.
The well-known Barbie song is famous for the lyrics, "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie World." When in fact, it's actually been "I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie World" this whole time.