Historical Events  Religion
Historical Events  Religion

There's something fishy about this

MMDE: Capricorn is a goat

Current: Capricorn is a goat-fish

Many people are certain the animal representing the Zodiac symbol for Capricorn is a goat, and are surprised to find it's actually a weird goat-fish creature. In fact some are so sure it was just a goat once that they are claiming this is a Mandela Effect.

In Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis, which was written in the Neronian age, there is a scene in which a dish is brought out marked with the Zodiac, and above each sign is a (vaguely) matching food - so over Ares, there are ram's head peas, over Taurus, steak, etc. Over Capricorn is a lobster, so clearly there is a long running association between Capricorn and the sea.

Historical Events  Religion
Mother Teresa

Wasn't she already canonised?

MMDE: Made a saint in the 1990's

Current: Made a saint in 2016

Many people were surprised to hear Mother Teresa was being made a Saint, or Canonised, in 2016 because they thought she already was one.

Some even remember this happening whilst she was alive, which is unprecedented. They recall Pope John Paul II performing the ceremony.

Could these people just be confusing the sainthood ceremony with the many others she was honoured at, such as winning the Nobel Peace prize, the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize and India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna?

There is also something unusual regarding the process, which doesn't seem to be in doubt. The beatification process traditionally only began 5 years after the person's death, but this was waived by Pope John Paul II in 1997.

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The auspicious one

MMDE: Shiva has 6 arms

Current: Shiva has 4 arms

There is a 20-metre tall statue of Lord Shiva performing the tandava outside CERN.

It was unveiled on June 8th, 2004 as a gift from the Indian Government. All current images and references show this, and other statues as having 4 arms, but many experiencing the Mandela Effect remember 6. This is particularly interesting since there has been a connection between the Mandela Effect and the particle experiments of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN for some time now.

Often confused with Kali, who has 4 arms, Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. 

Historical Events  Religion

Squaring the circle

MMDE: Stonehenge was once rectangular

Current: Stonehenge was always circular

What shape is Stonehenge? Circular, obviously, everyone says. However, recently 3 surviving images from the middle ages have been found which show it as rectangular. Archeologist have found evidence Avebury, in Wiltshire, which dates from a similar time as Stonehenge, began as a square and Stonehenge followed the pattern. When it's being thought of as a square, it means a central smaller area, possiby a building, round which the stones we are familiar with were placed at a wider distance. In other words, a smaller square "grew" outwards then disappeared.

Other differences have emerged. Writings discovered at the time describe "gateways on top of gateways", as if the stones we see today are just the foundations to another layer.

Work was done to Stonehenge in the 40's/50's, but this doesn't seem to be in the same league as the alleged Sphinx makeover.

Henry of Huntingdon was the 12h century historian describing Stonehenge this way. He was the author of a history of England, the Historia Anglorum, "the most important Anglo-Norman historian to emerge from the secular clergy" 

Historical Events  Religion
Money Bible

1 Timothy 6:10

MMDE: Money is the root of all evil

Current: The love of money is the root of all evil

It's a really well-known saying, but does the Bible actually say "Money is the root of all evil"? Only if you're experiencing a Mandela Effect, because what it actually says is "The love of money is the root of all evil". There are many who will argue the idea is flawed anyway, for example money is needed to build orphanages, to feed the poor and to build churches, so oversimplifying to such a level is absurd.

Here's the full entry from the King James 1611 edition:

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

-- Timothy 6:10

Emphasising the love of money, rather than money itself, often comes as quite a surprise to many people when they hear of this.

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The Lion and the Lamb

Isaiah 11:6: What shall lie down with the lamb? 

MMDE: The lion

Current: The wolf

Many people are claiming the bible said the lion shall lay down with the lamb, whereas today that appears to have been changed to a wolf.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them

Cynics are saying this only goes to show Christians don't actually read the bible in detail. Many would certainly disagree, but the actual line, whilst mentioning a lion, does plant an image in the mind which could end up being a lion and a lamb lying down together, and so triggering a Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect.