The Mandela Effect is an unexplained phenomenon that is taking the world by storm and the alternate memories affect nearly everyone. For some, it’s a simple case of “our memory isn’t as good as we thought”, but for others, it’s solid proof we are experiencing a parallel universe’s timeline cross into our reality and it is disrupting our history. If you’re only just hearing of the Mandela effect, we would suggest reading our Mandela Effect Overview and Theories before diving into the list of Mandela Effect examples.
THE MATRIX – What if I told you I never said ”what if I told you”?
The Matrix has been a close reference to the Mandela Effect and alternate memories, from people believing we are living in a simulated reality to parallel universes and our world created by quantum computers. Well, things just took an inevitable turn and now, one of the biggest lines in the film has vanished without a trace.
Do you remember Morpheus sitting down with Neo for the very first time and saying “what if I told you everything you believed was a lie“. There have been literally thousands and thousands of memes on Google created from that line, one memorable one being, “What if I told you there was no dress” when the eye illusion of the dress came out and the internet exploded with people saying it was different colors and no one could agree.
Well, forget every single meme you’ve ever seen with Morpheus that says “What if I told you” because that line was never in that scene were he sits down with Neo. In fact, it was never in The Matrix at all, nor any of the other Matrix movies for that matter. It has vanished from the movie without a single trace. Go and re-watch the entire trilogy if you don’t believe us. “What if I told you” never came out of Morpheus’ mouth in any of the Matrix movies.
I’m A Barbie Girl, In A Barbie World
Remember that aggravating song by Aqua that flooded the ears of the world called ”Barbie Girl“? Didn’t it go “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world“? Apparently not. The actual line from the song is “I’m a Barbie girl, in THE Barbie world“. If you go back and listen to the song, you may be surprised that a word in that line appears to have fallen victim to the Mandela Effect.
Back to the Future – The Guitar Effect
Michael J. Fox plays Marty in the Back to the Future movies. Movies people have seen a million times. Well, in the opening scene with the guitar, doesn’t Marty plug in a black or red guitar into his speakers before the speakers shoot him across the room? Some people say it was red, some people say it was black.
Well, if you go back and watch the opening scene from the first movie, you’ll see it is neither. He is holding a bright yellow guitar that is the size of a Banjo. Does the image to the side seem familiar to you because it looks completely out of place to us. Go back and watch the scene and decide for yourself if it has changed from what you remember.
Alice in Wonderland – The Propellers
Didn’t Tweedledum and Tweedledee used to have little propellers on top of each of their hats? It’s been reenacted in multiple shows and parodies. Most people have a strong belief they had propellers on their hats when asked. Go back and watch the movie. Better yet, Google search the characters. There is not sign of them ever having propellers on their hats. Just pointless, useless paper flags.
Beats by Dre
We all know the famous rapper Dr. Dre. We all know his headphones Beats by Dre. Many people own a pair of these headphones and posted pictures of them on social media with captions and hashtags of Beats By Dre (#BeatsByDre). Isn’t that what you remember them being called? Us too. Strangely, they were never just called Beats by Dre. They were always called Beats by Dr. Dre. There’s a shot of the logo on the side for you to look at. Maybe you can check out a pair you already own and let us know what you recall.