Curious George having a tail...Febreze being spelled with two E's....the Monopoly Man's monocle.
All famous examples of the Mandela Effect, which basically boils down to the phenomenon of large numbers of people incorrectly remembering the same thing, the same way.
A recent poll by London-based research firm YouGov was able to quantify exactly how prevalent some of the effects are for Americans.
You can see the results from the poll HERE, but a few of the fun takeaways:
- Darth Vader's infamous line in "The Empire Strikes Back": 63% of people remember it incorrectly as "Luke, I am your father" and only 17% remembered it the correct way which is "No, I am your father."
- 61% of people said the Monopoly Man wears a monocle (he doesn't) and 18% were correct in saying he doesn't.
- And as for the namesake of the effect: the majority of people polled answered correctly that Nelson Mandela died in 2013 (58%) and 13% said he died while imprisoned in the 1980s.