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Slash

Slash died in 1992?

MMDE: Slash did not die in 1992

Current: Slash died in 1992

Don't panic!

This isn't your regular MMDE. Slash technically did die in 1992 for 8 minutes after an overdose, but was revived and made a full recovery. This news still comes as a shock to most people, so it's being classed as one where the news "seems to come from nowhere, all of a sudden."

He was on tour with Metallica and in a hotel, and was apparently very annoyed at himself having died.

He was found in a hotel corridor and the procedure to revive him was very similar to the one in the movie "Pulp Fiction", where a sringe full of naloxone was injected directly to the heart through his chest.

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Al Capone

Who was the first to put expiration dates on milk bottles?

MMDE: The FDA was the first to put expiration dates on milk bottles

Current: Al Capone was the first to put expiration dates on milk bottles

It sounds like a joke, but it's true - Al Capone was the first to put expiration dates on milk bottles, and not the FDA which most people would assume to be the case.

When the prohibition ended, he had the trucks and infrastructure already in place to distribute drinks other than the banned ones which had been so lucrative, so for business reasons he switched to milk.

Al Capone was sent to Alcatraz for tax evasion, because he aparrantly never personally murdered anyone and the blame for those which he was suspected of being behind, including the notorious St Valentines Day Massacre, could not be pinned on him.

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David Soul

When did David Soul die?

MMDE: David Soul died in 2016

Current: David Soul did not die in 2016

Famous for his role in the action TV series Starsky and Hutch, plus his music, theatre and movie career, David Soul has made many a female fans heart flutter over the years. It was with great happiness, therefore, when many people heard he was alive and well as of Feb 2019, because they were sure he died in 2016.

Celebrity death hoaxes are rampant on the internet, probably because they are so easy to start - all it needs is s tweet, or a post in the right message forum. Don't forget the famous saying about bad news having gone round the world twice before good news catches up with it. 2016 was a particularly bad year for real celebrity deaths, so adding David Soul to them might seem plausible to some.

There are many reports of people specifically remembering how he died - by committing suicide.

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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, 2005?

MMDE: There was no assassination attempt on George Bush in 2005

Current: There was an assassination attempt on George Bush in 2005

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 poisoned herself using a sharp implement like a knife or hairpin. When she died, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire.