Historical Events  Movies
Historical Events  Movies
7 Dwarves

Alternate:
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it's off to work we go

Current:
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it's home from work we go

Where are the dwarves going?

This stuns many people, not least of which because it's an ingrained meme people often sing or quote daily, and have been doing since childhood.

The Dwarves sing "It's home from work we go" in the main song, and those are the official Disney lyrics. However, there is one part in the movie which is almost like a "false start" to the song, which is when they are leaving the house, and they sing the line "Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho it's off to work we go" then it stops. It's only said that once, whereas the "home from work" line is repeated many times in the movie. This doesn't really detract from the memory many people have of the line used exclusively in the full movie.

Historical Events  Movies
The Exorcist

Alternate:
No feeding tube

Current:
Used a feedling tube

The power of pea soup compels you

In the terrifying 1973 move The Exorcist, did Regan have a feeding tube in her nose when she was possessed and tied on the bed?

Many people are sure she didn't, but the video clearly shows it today.

A feeding tube would fit with the story. Since her body had been taken over by the demon, it presumably it could stop her eating. There's no explanation, nor even any indication it is a feeding tube and not one for oxygen. It couldn't have been there in the head-spinning scene either. 

It's also been said that because her appearance was so shocking, this is a relatively minor detail missed at the time. People were so shocked then, as today, that this just wasn't something they focused on.

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Frankensteins bolts

Alternate:
Neck bolts

Current:
Neck electrodes

A pain in the neck either way

Some people swear the depiction of Frankensteins' monster used to have bolts in his neck, with large, clear nuts protruding out at either side, whereas now he has electrodes.

There is some confusion - Hermann Munster clearly always had bolts, but that character was intended as a parody so any deviations are only relevant in the sense the image in peoples minds could become conflated.

The story also leads to them being electrodes because the whole point is that a reconstructed corpse is brought to life by electricity, or specifically lightning, so there presumably had to be somewhere to connect the current.

At least this isn't a Berenstain-type alternative memory where people remember the name being spelt as Frankenstien - yet! 

Historical Events  Movies
Scary Movie

Alternate:
I see white people

Current:
I see dead people

Seeing different

Some claim that the scene in the original Scary Movie, which lampooned The 6th Sense, had the line "I see white people", whereas now it's seen as "I see dead people". Is this a false memory, or was it really this way originally?

It must be said, "I see dead people" just doesn't make sense. Not only is it the exact line from the film it is parodying, but the black dude saying it just isn't funny the way "white people" is, or would be.

Could this be a case of political correctness changing the past after the event?

Historical Events  Movies
James Bond

Alternate:
The name's Bond, James Bond

Current:
My name is Bond, James Bond

Mister...?

All the Bond actors apart from Daniel Craig used the line "My name is Bond, James Bond" or just "Bond, James Bond" when introducing themselves.

This comes as a surprise to many people who aren't familiar with this, because the phrase "The name's Bond, James Bond" is the first thing they usually blurt out when asked what they remember it to be.

The reason for this false memory isn't very clear - perhaps using "The" rather than "My" is a less personal way of saying it, which would fit in better with his spy roles. 

In any case, those experiencing this false memory are usually shaken and stirred.

Historical Events  Movies
Mickey Mouse's tail

Alternate:
Mickey Mouse has no tail

Current:
Mickey Mouse has a tail

The strange tale of Mickey's tail

Did Mickey Mouse always have a tail?

References today show he did, but many don't remember him having one at all. In fact, some who suddenly become aware of this Mandela Effect describe a shock when they look again at photos and videos because they describe the "new" tail as "looking wrong" and "out of place". Even on clothing, such as old t shirts and sweat shirts, where the ink for the tail has worn in exactly the same way as the rest of the image meaning it can't have been somehow "recently added".  

It's odd that people remember Pluto having a tail, since he was around at exactly the same time. Also, if Micky Mouse had a tail it would be very noticable in Disneyland since there re many people wandering about all day wearing a costume of him.

Historical Events  Movies
Roy Batty

Alternate:
Like tears in the rain

Current:
Like tears in rain

C-Beams and Orions Shoulder

Ask most Blade Runner fans to quote Roy Battys famous dying monologue and they'll probably say "like tears in the rain". That's not the way it is seen today, however - it's "like tears in rain".

Based on Philip K Dicks "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", the movie is legendary amongst Sci-fi fans and has a resurgence with the 30+ year long awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

But the actual line? Perhaps Dekkard should wheel out his trusty Voight-Kampff machine...