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Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Alternate:
Propellers on their hats

Current:
Flags on their hats

Crazy headgear - but what was it exactly?

Tweedledee and Tweedledum first appeared in a poem by John Byrom, but were made much more famous in Lewis Caroll's Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found There - which is of course better known as Alice in Wonderland.

In the Disney Movie of 1951, they clearly have yellow flags on their hats, yet many people remember them as having propellers. There are plenty of references to them on the internet today, including artwork and costumes. Alice in Wonderland is the subject of other MMDE's, which is hardly surprising given the craziness in her world...

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Cheshire Cat

MMDE: We're all mad here

Current: Most everyone is mad here.

What did the Cheshire Cat say?

The mysterious Cheshire Cat is firmly lodged in many peoples memories having read about him, or equally likely seen him, in Lewis Carrols famous Alice in Wonderland.

In the Disney adaptation, many remember him saying "we're all mad here", and this phrase is referenced many times on the internet. It's this way in the original text, too. The problem is in the Disney movie, the phrase he uses is "Most everyone is mad here".

This Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect is likely explained by the phrase being different in the original, which is of course the authoritative source. However, it is remarkable just how many claim to have only seen the movie yet are sure they know the phrase.

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Laurel and Hardy

Alternate:
Another fine mess

Current:
Another nice mess

Stan and Ollie are in a right old pickle again

Ask anyone unfamiliar with this Mandela Effect to quote Ollie's most famous catchphrase, and they'll probably respond with "Another Fine Mess".

In fact that's not what he said most of the time - it's actually "Another Nice Mess".

This MMDE is a little bit different though because of a huge clue suggesting both could be right. There was a film starring Laurel and Hardy actually called "Another Fine Mess". However, even there the "fine" version is said very rarely compared to the "nice" one.

This could be one which is somewhere between a "Beam Me Up Scotty" meme and an actual MMDE. There's clearly real evidence for both the minority and the majority memories, but it's the latter which is prevailing.

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Houston we have a problem

Alternate:
Houston, we have a problem

Current:
Houston, we've had a problem

In fact we have a double problem

It's not often you come across a Mandela Effect as complicated as this one.

The issue is around the phrase "Houston, we have a problem".

It was first heard in 1970 in the audio recording of the moon mission of that year, when the astronauts were telling NASA about the explosion on their spacecraft. Some claim it was in fact "Houston, we've had a problem." So far so good ... but then the movie of this event, Apollo 13, was made in 1995 starring Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon. Some people are not only saying it changed in the movie but it actually changed back again - "flip flopped" - as it's been described. Then, some are claiming the original audio flip flopped too.

It's an iconic phrase to which many references can easily be found. Plus, it's our old friend Tom Hanks featuring in yet another MMDE.

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Buffalo Bill

MMDE: It puts the lotion on its skin

Current: It rubs the lotion on its skin

What does it do to the lotion?

Here's the second Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect from the Silence of the Lambs - the first is the line "Hello, Clarice".

When Buffalo Bill was giving his sinister instructions to his trapped victim, did he say "It puts the lotion on its skin" or "It rubs the lotion on its skin"? Many remember it as "puts", and there are a lot of refences to this including the usual Family GuySouth Park and even an Eminem song. In fact, watching it today shows it is "It rubs the lotion on its skin".

Bill did tell her to put the lotion in the basket - could this be what people are mixing it up with?

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Walt Disney

Alternate:
90's Disney opening sequence shows Tinkerbell writing with her wand

Current:
 90's Disney opening sequence doesn't show Tinkerbell writing with her wand

Didn't she write with her wand?

The introduction to the Disney movies featured a slick animation of fireworks around the iconic castle, all accompanied by the majestic sweeping musical score. Many remember Tinkerbell, the little magical fairy named after the sound of her voice, flying round it and waving her wand at the end, conjuring up the famous Disney logo.

Apparently, however, this never happened, and it's a shooting star which is seen in the animation today. Those who remember Tinkerbell with her wand this way could be experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect, because there is no evidence of it ever happening.

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Fly my pretties fly

Alternate:
Fly My Pretties, Fly!

Current:
Fly, Fly, Fly!

What does the Witch cry when she releases the monkeys?

Where on earth did the phrase "Fly my pretties, fly!" come from if it wasn't in the Wizard of Oz? Many people remember the wicked witch saying this as she released her flying monkeys. The problem is, if they do remember it being in the movie they are experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect, because no reference to it today can be found there.

The Wizard of Oz gets the prize for the most Mandela Effects in one movie, some of which are documented here, here and here.

The phrase "Fly my pretties, fly!" is very well-known and there are many references to be found in popular culture and the internet, ranging from The Simpsons to rock bands.

The witch does call Dorothy "My Pretty", but that's about the only remaining connection to the phrase, and seems a stretch to associate it with releasing flying monkeys.