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50 Mandela Effect Examples That Are Seriously Mind-Bending

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Kelly Bryant, RD.com of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 1 of 51: What in the world is the Mandela Effect? In a nutshell, it’s having memories that don’t match with current reality and history. Fiona Broome, one of the people who coined the term, launched a website in 2009 to document the phenomenon, explains that the Mandela Effect is "is what happens when someone has a clear memory of something that never happened in this reality." But why is it called the Mandela Effect? Well, that brings us to our first example of it.

The Mandela Effect

What in the world is the Mandela Effect? In a nutshell, it’s having memories that don’t match with current reality and history. Fiona Broome, one of the people who coined the term, launched a website in 2009 to document the phenomenon, explains that the Mandela Effect is "is what happens when someone has a clear memory of something that never happened in this reality." But why is it called the Mandela Effect? Well, that brings us to our first example of it.

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