A Glimpse Into The Fascinating Mandela Effect

You wake up one day, and you see there is no Google or Facebook or Instagram. You talk to your family and friends about this, and they say that all these things never existed.

Hearing this will make your head spin. Perhaps, you will even feel sick. But this can happen to you due to the Mandela Effect.

What Is The Mandela Theory?


The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon when many people believe in something that has never happened. It is a memory that neither matches reality nor history.

From Where It Appear?


The effect came to light after the death of South African President Nelson Mandela. Many people believe that Nelson Mandela died in the 1980s while he was in prison. However, when you google it, he passed away in 2013.

Fiona Broome was one of the people who believed in Nelson Mandela’s death theory. She published it on a website. She quickly realized she was not alone. Thus, the phenomenon is named The Mandela Effect.

Why The Mandela Effect Happened?


Many people believe that there is a parallel universe, and we travel from one world to another. However, doctors believe that humans tend to create false memories, which causes Mandela effect.

Popular Examples Of The Mandela Effect

The death of Nelson Mandela is not the only example of the phenomenon. There are many other instances:

1. Kitkat

There is no hyphen between Kit and Kat in the logo, but many think there is a hyphen.

2. Pikachu’s Tail


Many people believe that Pikachu’s tail has a black tip, but no, Pikachu had a yellow color tail.

3. Mirror-Mirror on the Wall


You must have heard this line. You will be astonished that there was a “magic mirror on the wall,” not mirror-mirror.

4. Number of US State

We know that there are 50 states in the US. But some people believe there were more than 50 states.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar


Leonardo DiCaprio got his first Oscar in 2016 for ‘The Revenant.’ But, most people believe that he already got an Oscar before.

6. Mona Lisa’s Smile


 People believed that Leonardo DiVinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting had a bright smile.

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