Historical Events  Movies
Historical Events  Movies
Tin man

Alternate:
Wizard of Oz: The Tin Man did not wear a shirt and tie

Current:
Wizard of Oz: The Tin Man wore a shirt and tie

If I only had a heart

Oh boy, another Wizard of Oz Mandela Effect.

This movie must take the record for the number it contains. This time it's our old friend the Tin Man, and specifically the fact that many people "suddenly" see him wearing a big, obvious metal shirt and tie, and are sure it wasn't there before.

Everyone remembers his tin axe, the oil can on his head, and famously his lack of a heart, but not, apparently, a shirt and tie. Those who do vaguely remember something seem to remember the line of buttons down his front as metal rivets.

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Pinhead

Alternate:
Pinhead: "I'll tear your soul apart"

Current:
Pinhead: "We'll tear your soul apart"

Hellraiser 1987

Pinhead made his first terrifying appearance in Clive Barker's 1987 Hellraiser movie.

He was played by Doug Bradley, a classically trained stage actor friend of Barker's, and boy did this experience show in the chilling way he delivered his lines.

It's one on those lines - perhaps his most famous one - which is the subject of a Mandela Effect.

Did he say "I'll" or "We'll" tear your soul apart when he was talking to Kirsty? Viewing the movie today, he clearly says "We'll", but many remember him saying "I'll". There is a popular internet meme with him saying "I'll" too.

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Batman symbol

Alternate:
1960's

Current:
1940's

When was the first Batman movie?

Many people are aware that there was a Superman movie in the 1950's. When you ask them about Batman however, they just remember Adam West playing him in the 1960's and think that was his first appearance on film. They are surprised to hear he was around even earlier than Superman.

Batman first appeared in comic form, since his creation by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. In fact his first two movies were in the 1940's and titled Batman (1943) and Batman and Robin (1949). The first actor to play him on film was Lewis Wilson, and his role was played by Robert Lowery in the second movie. There's some controversy around the first movie. Since it was made by the US during World War 2, there is a great deal of anti-Japanese sentiment present.

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Goonies 2

Alternate:
The sequel to Goonies is Goonies 2

Current:
The sequel to Goonies does not exist

Was there a Goonies 2?

Recently there has been speculation of a sequel the the 1985 Goonies movie, which has caused some confusion amongst those experiencing the Mandela Effect. That's because they are sure there already was one, which came out not long after the original. They even remember some of the story line, and the fact the movie, unfortunately, was nothing like as good as the original. In fact they claim it totally sucked.

Internet searches for "goonies 2" show there was a work with that name, but it was a video game. Those who remember it say they either had no interest or knowledge of this, and are definitely not confusing it with the movie sequel.

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Hunger Games

Alternate:
A player at the start fell off their pod and exploded

Current:
A player at the start did not fall off their pod and explode

Player explodes at start

At the start of the 'Hunger Games' movie and book the players are lined up on starting pod as an ominous countdown timer booms out across the playing field. The players can see their weapon packs just ahead of them, and know how important they will be once everything has kicked off.

Many remember one of the players falling off before the timer reached zero, either because they were too eager or just lost their balance. They remember this player instantly exploding in a ball of fire, yet this isn't see in the movie today. There are plenty of other movies which something similar happens, but those who remember it are certain it was in the Hunger Games.

Some suggest it may have been in the book, but again there's no reference today. 

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Gene Wilder

Alternate:
Gene Wilder was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Current:
Gene Wilder was not in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder's most famous role?

Roald Dahls famous book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been delighting children, and many grown-up children, for decades since it was written in 1964.

Featuring the colorful Willy Wonka, the book went on to be adapted as a musical movie twice, the first of which starred Gene Wilder as the lead role, Willy Wonka, in 1971.

Yet there's something odd here, because although world famous for the role and this movie, he wasn't in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at all - the one he was in was called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. 

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Missing movie quote

Alternate:
 The source is known for: "What does it do?" "That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything!"

Current:
The source is not known for: "'What does it do?" "That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything!"

A reverse Mandela Effect

Here's a strange reverse Mandela Effect. It's a quote from a movie which many know, but apparently is permanently on the tip of everyone's tongue because the source it came from doesn't exist!

The quote is two people talking to each other: 'What does it do?' 'That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything!'. Sound familiar? It's certainly got a Back to the Future kind of movie vibe, a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book feeling to it, or maybe even a Far Side cartoon strip style, but searching today doesn't bring up it's true origin. People can picture the two characters speaking, one is usually some kind of investigator and the other a crazy scientist or inventor type. But where is it from?