Historical Events  Brands
A1 Sauce

A1 Steak Sauce or A-1 Steak Sauce?

MMDE: A-1 Steak Sauce

Current: A1 Steak Sauce

The original can be traced back to a chef of King George IV in 1824, but was it called "A-1 Steak Sauce" or "A1 Steak Sauce"? Many people are sure it had the dash, and are surprised to find today it's missing, and always has been. Rather than accept faulty memory being to blame, they are calling it a Mandela Effect

It was registered ass a trade mark in 1895 and there have been a few legal tangles since related to the name, including at one point a competitor bringing out an "A2". There was a rebranding of Kraft's famous sauce, but it wasn't the one we're interested in here. In May 2014, Kraft changed it from "A.1. Steak Sauce" to "A.1. Sauce".

Historical Events  Books
Mickey Mouse Suspenders

"Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well"

MMDE: In Hamlet

Current: Not in Hamlet

It's a really famous line from a really famous play, so do you remember "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well" being in Shakespeare's Hamlet?

It turns out the actual line is very different, in fact it is "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio".

The original text is:

Let me see. (takes the skull) Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! 

Historical Events  TV
Mickey Mouse Suspenders

What did Snoopy's tail look like?

MMDE: Thin black line

Current: White

How do you remember Snoopy's tail?

Making his first appearance in the 1950's comic strip Peanuts, the faithful sidekick of Charlie Brown became as famous as his master when they both made the leap from  book to TV cartoon show.

Many remember his tail as being a single black line, and are surprized to see it today as white with a black outline, like the rest of his body. Changes like this are pointed to as Mandela Effects, because even though many people remember it differently, all the current evidence in the form of images and videos show it's always been the way it appears today.

It's quite ironic that Snoopy gets his own Mandela Effect, because his creator and artist, Charles Shultz, is the subject of one too. Or is that Charles Schulz?

Historical Events  Movies
Mickey Mouse Suspenders

What held up Mickey Mouse's trousers?

MMDE: Mickey Mouse wore suspenders

Current: Mickey Mouse did not wear suspenders

Mickey Mouse made his full debut in the classic Disney cartoon "Steamboat Willie" in 1928.

Appearing today as a shaky black and white quaint historical curiosity, it's causing a stir amongst many people who are pointing to something it shows as a Mandela Effect. That is - he has no suspenders. They are certain he used to use them to keep his trousers up.

People are reporting that he definitely had them, not only because they saw them but because they distinctly remember what he did with them.  They remember him snapping them in time with the music as he turned the wheel, strutted across the deck and whistled, etc.

Historical Events  People
Neil Armstrong

Yup - it's THAT joke about his neighbor

MMDE: Neil Armstrong said "Good luck, Mr Gorsky" on the moon

Current: Neil Armstrong did not say "Good luck, Mr Gorsky" on the moon

Heard the one about the first man on the moon and his neighbor? Plenty have, and plenty more still believe it, yet despite this it's being called an MMDE because all references today show it to have been made up by a comedian.

The joke goes like this:

Just before reentering the lunar module after Apollo 11's EVA, Armstrong made the enigmatic remark, "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky." When Neil was a boy, Mr. Gorsky was his neighbor in Wapakoneta. One day while playing ball in the backyard, the story goes that young Neil heard Mrs. Gorsky shout at Mr. Gorsky: "Oral sex! You want oral sex? You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!" 

The comedian's name is Buddy Hackett and he is said to have first made it around 1990.

Historical Events  General
Titanic

Did it break during the launch ceremony or stay intact?

MMDE: It didn't break, which meant bad luck

Current: There was no champagne bottle

There's a mystery around the Christening of the Titanic. Many people remember the story of how the champagne bottle didn't break during the launch ceremony. This was significant because traditionally, it meant bad luck, which considering what happened to the Titanic is putting it mildly.

The problem is the story cannot be true because the White Star line, the owners of the ship, did not use champage bottles during the launch ceremony, and in fact the Titanic was never christened at all.

Those who remember the champagne bottle story may be experiencing a Mandela Effect.

Historical Events  Geography
Fort Knox

Where is Fort Knox?

MMDE: Fort Knox is in Tennessee

Current: Fort Knox is in Kentucky

Some are remembering Fort Knox as being in Tennessee, whereas all evidence today show it's always been in Kentucky.

Famous for it's gold reserves, as well as a military base, Fort Knox is the byword in security. Some people are reporting knowing servicemen who were placed there, and are sure they were in Tennessee.

There is a Knox County in Tennessee, as well as Knoxville, the town, both of which could be adding to the confusion, but apart from the name there is no connection.