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Mind the gap

MMDE: No gap between the V and W

Current: A gap between the V and W

The VW logo is very familiar to most people, but when you look closely today you see there is a small gap between the upper V and the lower W. This might seem insignificant, but some are convinced there was once no gap and believe this is more than a false memory.

Long term VW fans are also caught out with this, from Beetle-owning enthusiasts to Beastie Boys/Hip Hop fans who took to wearing them round their necks for a while.

As if things couldn't get more complicated, there's an MMDE concerning the Back to the Future van where some remember it as a Toyota. Now, it appears as a VW camper and some are claiming the logo in that movie has flip-flopped between having no gap and having one.

Can Google help?

When you search online for this you do find some images and references to the version with no gap, but most have one.

This is one of the better known Mandela Effects, because so many people remember having a Volkswagon as their first car, and quite a few also recall staring for hours in total at the logo as they meticulously washed their car far too often for comfort ;-)

It's also a popular one for being reported as a flip-flop. That is, once people become aware of this as a Mandela Effect, they pay particular attention to it because they are surprised it has change from the way they always thought it was, only to find suddenly it changes back again. and yes, it has been reported to change again from then on, and again so it's constantly flip-flopping. The puzzle is why it's only a certain set of these memories which do that, and why only to a certain group of people.