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Historical Events  Science
Historical Events  Science
Human Kidneys

Where are your kidneys?

MMDE: Lower back

Current: Lower chest

Those who are surprised to find their kidneys are above their belly button, and located in the lower chest protected by their rib cage, are probably experiencing a Mandela Effect. Many remember them in the lower back to th rear, in fact that's what the "fighting" sports such as boxing, karate etc mean when they talk of giving a kidney punch.

Some try to explain this by saying the older medical books and models simplified things, but it would be strange to teach someone something so inaccurate for no good reason.

There seems to be a few Mandela Effects related to changes in the human body - the holes in the jaw and location of the heart, for example.

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Human Skull

More anatomy changes

MMDE: There were never two holes in the jaw of the human skull

Current: There were always two holes in the jaw of the human skull

People are claiming the two holes seen in the human chin were never there, and it's a Mandela Effect. They are placed either side of the jaw, at the front, and are seen today in most skull images and representations. It's been pointed out by doctors they are for nerves and blood vessels, and even that Neanterthals had them but were covered by bone, so there is evidence of the structure being evolutionary, although there is no suggestion homo sapiens humans evolved from them, of course.

One explanation for this comes down to the practicalities of teaching. When in school, the fake skulls made to illustrate anatomy may well have not shown them due to the complexities of their manufacture, so children would first learn of the skull without them.

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Now you mention it...

MMDE: Chartreuse is a maroon shade of red

Current: Chartreuse is yellowish green

Wikipedia has it "exactly half way between yellow and green", and it was named after the color of a French liquer, but has it always been this light green shade? 

Many today remember it being a purplish red color, and are pointing to the change as another Mandela Effect.

It's taught in schools as being a tertiary color, but that doesn't really clear things up.

Let's just hope this isn't a color used on airport runways with any Mandela Effected pilots!

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The Man in the Moon

Seeing faces

MMDE: There was a strong pattern showing a mans face in the moon

Current: There was never a strong pattern showing a mans face in the moon

Througout history, people have reported seeing the patterns of the moon's craters and landsapes forming things humans recognise, such as rabbits, women or a boy.

There's a technical term for this "pareidolia" - where the mind sees a familiar pattern where none exists.

More recently, at least in the Northern hemisphere, many have reported remembering seeing "the man in the moon", a face which can be traced from these surface features forming eyes, a nose and a mouth. Some remember sometimes having to stare for a while before seeing it, whereas others saw it right away. When asked to check today, or at least at the next full moon, they are surprised to find the one they remember isn't there at all.

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The Sun

Childhood memories

MMDE: The sun used to be yellow and is now white

Current: The sun has always been white

When you were a child and did a drawing of the sky, did you always color the sun yellow? Most did. Ever looked up today at the bright white one and wondered why that was? Some are saying there's more to this, and the sun really did used to be yellow. One group of people experiencing the Mandela Effect even offer an explanation to this - they say it's because it actually really is a different star, because at some point in the past the earth shifted 80,000 light years across the galaxy.

This isn't just a case of everyone remembering it only at sunset or sunrise - everyone agrees it's yellow then. This is concerned with the regular daytime sun.

Another explanation is that our eyes really do change with age, one effect being a yellow filter is applied.

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WOW Signal

Where in the Galaxy

MMDE: WOW Signal came from Orion

Current: WOW Signal came from Sagittarius

Remember the WOW Signal from 1977, when astronomers at Ohio State university captured a 72 second burst of radio waves which was so far off the scale one of them wrote "WOW!" alongside the printout?

The issue here isn't wether this really was from an alien civilisation, it's the report of where the signal came from.

References today show it's origin was the Sagittarius constellation, but many experiencing thi MMDE claim it was reported as coming from the Orion constellation at the time, and that's the way they remember it.

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CERN logo

Count the Synchrotrons

MMDE: CERN logo has a single synchrotron

Current: CERN logo has double synchrotrons

CERN and the Mandela Effect have a very interesting relationship.

There is a a great deal of speculation regarding their particle experiments somehow having an influence over what people are experiencing with mass false memories.

They are no strangers to the ME themselves either - there is a well-known one concerning the Shiva statue outside one of their buildings.

However, this one concerns their logo - a supposed representation of the synchrotrons at the heart of their experiments. Was there one in the logo or two? Some are even claiming there used to be 3, making the 666 connection complete...

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Human heart location

Where is your heart?

MMDE: Heart fully left

Current: Heart slightly left

In the 4th Century BC, Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, described the human heart as the most important part of the body.

Many people believe the position is to the left, and are surprised when they learn today it is only slightly so. They also think it's size has changed to twice the one they remember. 

These people remember things like doctors using stethoscopes on their left side when they were children, but nowadays placing it centrally. People being shot in movies also tended to clutch their left side, and even where they were told to place their hands during the pledge of allegiance - because that's supposed to be over the heart.

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Blue Tarantula

Cyriopagopus lividum

Some love 'em, most fear 'em - but everyone is fascinated by an incredible new video of a blue tarantula some are saying never existed, and hence is a Mandela Effect candidate the same way some other anomalies in nature are.

Scientists can't explain how the giant spider came to be this colour, and evolution would have a problem too. The fact it appears so striking, and so distinctive ist what the ME crowd are saying everyone would have seen or know about it by now, and it appears to have, well, appeared from nowhere.

It's been found in the rainforests of South East Asia, and as usual, the female will grow to a much larger size than the male and live longer.

Also termed "Cobalt Blue", its poision is particularly strong - but surely you'd not need any further warning of that.  And yup, the female of the species is more deadly than the male ;-)