Friday, December 23, 2016

the mandela effect and andrew w.k.

The first time I experienced “false memories” or “the Mandela effect” was in regards to hotdogs. I was walking through the grocery store and found myself stunned. There was a huge display in the cooler for Oscar Mayer hot dogs and yet I could distinctly recall the brand being spelled Oscar Meyer. This ruined my day and prompted a call to my mother who also remembers the brand spelling as Oscar Meyer. I chalked this up to bad spelling skills and pushed the event into the back of my mind.


Source Courtesy: buzzfeed.com

The next encounter with this phenomenon was when I was watching some sort of documentary and they were talking about when they found the body of the Lindbergh baby in 1932. I was confused. I recalled the disappearance of the Lindbergh baby being one of the great mysteries in history. A lot like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart or...you know...Atlantis. I recall the case being unsolved, but again I decided my intelligence was the issue.

Recently, I stumbled onto this quirk again in regards to the Berenstain Bears. Yes, I said Berenstain. This has caught so many people off guard. Like me, they remember the Berenstein Bears. I found myself learning about the Mandela Effect and finding more things that have changed my whole perspective.

Here is a somewhat stolen list that I have usurped from mandelaeffect.com. These are all examples of where I have a false memories.

Berenstain Bears or Berenstein Bears - (As stated above.)
Color Chartreuse – Many people recall chartreuse as a pink or reddish color. It’s actually yellow-green.
Curious George – Tail or no tail? (He’s never had a tail.)
Lindbergh baby – Never found? In this timestream, the 20-month old baby was found 12 May 1932.
Nelson Mandela’s death in prison  – Long before his actual death (in this timestream) on 5 December 2013.
Tiananmen Square – Memories of a young man being run over by a tank. (Might be Mandela Effect issue or simple media manipulation.)
Sinbad – Did he ever play a genie in a major movie? Was it Shazaam? Did he ever play a genie, full stop?

Here is one of my own, This false memory involves Andrew W.K. I swear on all that is holy that I have heard every one of his songs in the early nineties. 

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