Think you have a good memory? Well, think again!
The ‘Mandela effect’ is a phenomenon where people remember something incorrectly but that version is the one that becomes commonly accepted.
It is our minds’ way of playing tricks on us meaning that a whole bunch of people share the same false memories.
The name of the theory was coined by a paranormal enthusiast who was convinced that Nelson Mandela had died in prison in the 1980’s.
Many people began to believe this despite the fact that Mandela actually died in 2013 at his home in Houghton.
And that is not the only example of an astonishing brain distorting memory…
You may think that Woody’s infamous catchphrase is ‘There’s a snake in my boot’ when it is actually ‘There’s a snake in my boots.’
That famous and delicious Nestlé chocolate biscuit has no dash in its name making it Kit Kat not Kit-Kat.
Darth Vader telling Luke Skywalker the truth about his parentage is an iconic moment right? So why does everyone remember the quote wrong? It isn’t ‘Luke, I am your father.’ Instead it is ‘No, I am your father.’
You may think that Tom Hank’s Forrest Gump said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’ but you are actually wrong. The real quote is ‘Life was like a box of chocolates.’
The Wizard Of Oz
The Wicked Witch never said ‘Fly, my pretties, fly.’ She actually said ‘Fly, fly, fly!’
You have probably quoted Snow White ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall’ at some point in your life but you have been quoting it wrong all this time.
The queen actually says ‘Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?’
Outrage was caused earlier this year when people realised that ‘Blue Ribbons’ were actually spelt and pronounced as ‘Blue Ribands.’
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.