The Mandela Effect: 40 Examples to Blow Your Mind

Mandela Effect
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Do you remember Nelson Mandela’s funeral from the 1980s? Was Jiffy peanut butter your favorite when you were growing up? Have you seen all the episodes from Sex in the City?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, you have fallen victim to the Mandela Effect. The term, coined over ten years ago, refers to an event, a quote, a name, or anything of which people claim to have clear memories but actually never happened. 

Debate continues over whether these are false memories or perhaps something that actually exists or has happened in an alternate universe — but we’re not going to touch that one. Here are 40 examples of the Mandela Effect. See how many things you’ve misremembered.