You’re remembering it wrong


Cindy Oyervides, Reporter

The Mandela Effect has become more popular as this year has progressed. The name came from Nelson Mandela because many people have a different memory of how he died compared to how he actually died. A key component to this is that the memories many people have never actually happened, they all just remember it happening. This relatively new phenomenon has spread all around the world and through the internet, causing more and more people to question their memories. There are several Mandela Effects that are well known and they have shocked people once they learn about it.

     One of the most talked about Mandela Effects is the Berenstain Bears. This one really shocks people because a lot of people remember the book series that became a PBS t.v. show being spelled “Berenstein” Bears, not “Berenstain” Bears. People claim to recall that during the theme song on the show, the name would be pronounced ending with “ein” instead of “ain”. The singer of the theme song may have pronounced it that way, leading a lot of people to believe it’s spelled “Berenstein” and not “Berenstain”.

     Another popular Mandela Effect is Curious George. Curious George is another T.V. show based on books showed on PBS. It features a monkey that can talk to his owner, the man in the yellow hat. A lot of people remember George having a tail because he’s a monkey. Turns out, he never had a tail; he’s just a monkey with no tail at all.

     A few last Mandela Effects that people know are from Snow White, Febreze, and Oscar Mayer. People that have seen the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs vividly remember the witch saying “Mirror, mirror on the wall”. It turns out the witch actually said, “Magic mirror on the wall”. A popular air freshener brand called “Febreze” has managed to confuse and frustrate people that swore it was spelled “Febreeze”. Finally, when you pronounce “Oscar Mayer” you’d think it would be spelled “Meyer”, not “Mayer” but it’s correct name is “Oscar Mayer”. Thousands of people remember it being spelled “Meyer”, the way it sounds, not “Mayer”.

     All of these Mandela Effects cause frustration and conflict among people with their memories. As more and more months pass, new Mandela Effects have been discovered or talked about. The popular ones still shock people and there are sure to be new ones that shock just as many people as time continues.