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Birdman of Alcatraz

How many birds did the Birdman of Alcatraz have?

MMDE: The birdman of Alcatraz had hundreds of birds at Alcatraz

Current: The birdman of Alcatraz never had any birds at Alcatraz 

Portrayed as the gentle, caring bird lover who ended up in Alcatraz as a victim of circumstance in the famous 60's movie starring Burt Lancaster, most people today think of him as non-violent, with some even going so far as to say he was innocent.

Robert Stroud was actually a violent convicted murderer who was sentenced to hang 3 times. Each was delayed on appeal, before he was finally committed to life imprisonment. He was in Leavenworth prison in 1920, in solitary confinement, when he started caring for 3 injured sparrows. The numbers grew until he ended up with hundreds in his cell, for which the authorities provided equipment. He began researching and writing about the birds, and became famous as a result.

He was transferred to Alcatraz when it was discovered he was using his bird equipment in Leavenworth to make alcohol. No pets were allowed in Alcatraz. That means no birds.

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George W Bush

George W Bush Assassination attempt, 2006?

MMDE: There was no assassination attempt on George Bush in 2006

Current: There was an assassination attempt on George Bush in 2006

Did you know that in 2006, a man in Georgia threw a live hand grenade toward his podium in a rally in Georgia, formerly the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic?

So many are surprised by this that they are pointing to it as the type of Mandela Effect where some fact suddenly seems to "appear from nowhere" which, by it's nature, should be much wider known. Clearly an assassination attempt on a US President fits that description.

CNN reported that the perpetrator, Vladimir Arutinian of Tbilis, also tried to assassinate his own president, Mikhail Saakashvili, who was with Bush at the time. Two months later he killed a police officer.

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Unabomber

The Unabomber was an MK Ultra victim?

MMDE: The Unabomber was not an MK Ultra victim

Current: The Unabomber was an MK Ultra victim

Well, this is a real twister. First we have the notorious MK Ultra programme, which was denied and ridiculed for years but turned out to be all too real, where the CIA conducted experiments aimed at using mind control on humans. Brainwashing was just the start - this moved onto everything ranging from using LSD to psychological torture

The Unabomber (real name Ted Kaczynski) was the terrorist who killed 3 people and injured 23 others when he carried out a bombing campaign between 1978 and 1995. His story is well-known, as is the lifestyle he led as a hermit in a shack in some remote forest.

What comes as quite the shock to most people is the fact he was an MK Ultra victim, yet this information is so widely available today it's being pointed to as "suddenly coming from nowhere", i.e. a Mandela Effect.

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Cleopatra

Where is Cleopatra buried?

MMDE: Cleopatra's tomb is in a known location in Egypt

Current: Cleopatra's tomb has never been found

At one time she was the most powerful woman in the world. Lover of Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar, Cleopatra was Egypt's last Queen.

So you'd have thought being so well-known and documented, the location of her tomb would be certainly known all along. It turns out, however, that's not the case, and in fact despite many false starts her final resting place is a complete mystery.

She died aged only 39 in 30 BC, supposedly allowing herself to be bitten by a cobra, whereas historians now say she poinoned herself using a sharp implement like a knife or hairpin.

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David Carradine

When did David Carradine die?

MMDE: David Carradine did not die in 2009

Current: David Carradine died 2009

An explanation for the David Carradine Mandela Effect?

Actor/Musician David Carradine died in 2009, and since his death has been credited as an actor in more than 14 movies with the latest being released in 2017. Many people think he died much later, with the consensus being around that same year, 2017.

We are seeing this more and more, with Hollywood using techniques such as old footage from before an actor died, to a complete CGI recreation of them as seen in the latest Star Wars and Blade Runner movies.

This can only bring more confusion to the celebrity death class of Mandela Effects, because it also happens that some people even thought David Carradine actually died in the 90's. When they see him in movies released recently, it's almost certainly going to cause them to question these memories.

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Little Richard

Little Richard died...?

MMDE: Little Richard died in 2016

Current: Little Richard did not die in 2016

A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!

Once seen, once heard, never forgotten. 

The trademark screech and flamboyant larger-than life persona of Little Richard was right up there with the greats during the early poineering 50's and 60's of rock and roll. 

2016 was a terrible year for the deaths of many musical icons, including his modern-day equivalent, Prince. Many are saddened when they remember Little Richard dying in that year too, but as of the time of writing (Jan 2019) he'd be greatly amused to hear of this, because at that time he's alive and well.

Born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932, he is famous the world over for hits such as "Tutti Frutti", "Lucille", "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly".

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Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons wore a headband...

MMDE: Almost always

Current: Rarely if at all

Before the internet, in the 1980's the keep fit craze was spread into people's homes via the new technology known as the video cassette. Popularised by Jane Fonda with her famous workout, the scene was set for a flamboyant male equivalent to make his mark. That came in the from of Richard Simmons from Hollywood - a funny, unlikely character who seemed to never be away from TV chat shows and celebrity functions.

However, many people picturing him in his zany striped shorts and flyaway frizzy hair also are sure they remember one distinctive trademark detail - his headband. 

It comes as quite a shock, therefore, when they are told he never wore one and despite the many images of him on the internet today, none of him sporting one can be found.