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Historical Events  General
Status of Liberty's gold torch

What shape is the flame on the torch?

MMDE: Smooth, rounded, symmetrical pointing straight up

Current: Sharp, unbalanced with flames pointing to the side

People have noticed something different about the flame in the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

At first, they couldn't quite place it, but when asked to draw it they drew the torch as having a flame which pointed straight up. It was only when the way it appears today was shown to them that the realised they are experiencing an MMDE, because the flame is unbalanced, with a "finger" shape pointing off to the side.

The torch was replaced in 1986 and is covered in 24K gold.

Torch Cam!

The torch has a live camera attached - check it out!


Old photographs showing the torch arriving (it was the first part to arrive) don't seem to dissuade those experiencing this MMDE.

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Mandela Effected

Here's MA's take on this: