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Big Ben

What are the numbers like?

MMDE: Clear, wide Roman numerals

Current: Unclear, narrow Roman numerals

Most people know "Big Ben" is the bell in the Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, to give it the correct title, but still call the clock by that name anyway.

It's instantly recognisable when seen in the image as a tower by the side of the Houses of Parliament, but how much do people remember the detail of just the clock face itself?

Some are saying the face looks "off" today, and claim it has changed. They believe the Roman numerals are now much thinner than they remember, and harder to make out. In 2017 the bell fell silent for 4 years due to restoration, and that includes re-painting the clock dials. Will they change "again"?

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We can do it!

Does Rosie look different?

MMDE: Smiling

Current: Not smiling

Rosie, the distinguished mascot from the 1943 US "We can Do It!" war poster, seems different today to some people who are experiencing this as an MMDE. 

She's actually called "Rosie the Riveter". People are reporting they remember her smiling, and with a bigger arm muscle than is seen in the poster today.

The war effort required women to work on what was traditionally the work of men, so the character was created by the government - along with her own song and movie! - to encourage solidarity and boost performance.

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Hiking emjoji

Where is the hiking emoji?

MMDE: There's a hiking emoji

Current: The hiking emoji people remember is missing

This is an unusual MMDE, because it might be fixed at any time, so all we can report is that as at Aug 2018, there was no hiking emoji whereas many people remember there being one.

Reddit shows an example of a report of this, where emojis for many other outdoor activities are plentiful but for some reason the hiking one was not only missing, but the details of what it looked like were very clear too. It was described as a figure with two sticks, brown hair, a red shirt and blue shorts.

Pretty detailed for something which never existed!

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Easter Island statues

Where did you get that hat?

MMDE: Easter Island statues did not have hats

Current: Some Easter Island statues wore hats

One look at the picture of the Easter Island statues wearing hats makes most people ask if they are real, along with comments along the lines of them looking silly, or more generally out of place.

These images are so striking that the hats are being reported as a Mandela Effect, because many people are sure they would have seen them and remembered them before. In other words, it's not a case of them misremembering, but instead the past has somehow changed for them.

Some hats appear red, and some of their eyes are painted blue too.

They are called the Moai, and represented deceased ancestors. They were carved by the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island in Polynesia around 1300 years ago.

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Mona Lisa


MMDE: Never been known

Current: Always been known

She's the subject of the most famous portrait in the world, but who was the subject of the Mona Lisa?

Many people remember this as being a big mystery, and are surprised to hear today all the reports of her being the wife of Francesco del Giocondo.

Her name - Lisa del Giocondo - is even listed officially in the Louvre.

The idea of so many people remembering, and being sure of that memory, of no-one knowing who she was is being classed as a Mandela Effect, since that's exactly what's happening here.

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God Sistene chapel

You cannot be serious

MMDE: No, Michelangelo did not paint this

Current: Yes, Michelangelo did paint this

This is a crazy one even for the uber-craziness of the Mandela Effect!

First, the type of phenomenon here is similar to the Razzle Dazzle ships or the second longest wall in the world, i.e. it's something you'd expect everyone to know about but hardly any do. This kind of knowledge can happen in any field, but some, like this, are so startling it seems very unlikely it can have been missed by so many people for so long, hence the idea it suddenly appeared from nowhere and so is being classed as a Mandela Effect.

The painting does indeed show God flying away from Moses baring his buttocks.

It definitely is God, because the image forms part of a narrative and is next to an identical one showing God creating the Sun and the Earth. And it's clearly not a slip of the robe or similar clothing malfunction, since there actually is also a reference to it in the bible.

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Vitruvian Man

Da Vinci's 1490 "Proportions of Man"

MMDE: 6 arms and 6 legs

Current: 4 arms and 4 legs

Do you remember 4 or 6 arms for the Vitruvian Man? This is similar to the Shiva's arms Mandela Effect where many people similarly remember 6 arms.

People who remember Da Vinci's Vitruvian man with 6 arms and legs describe each limb as being turned slightly from the ones before it, illustrating how the body would look from those angles, and each set being symmetrical, whereas the limbs today are not.

Da Vinci is no stranger to The Mandela Effect - he already has The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa to his name. There is also evidence of the Vitruvian Man flip-flopping between 4 and 6 limbs when some experiencing the effect check again after some time has passed.