Historical Events  Movies
Inception

Inception: Hollywood's distinctive foghorn sound 

MMDE: "Inception" was the first movie the distinctive foghorn sound was in 

Current: The distinctive foghorn sound was not in the movie "Inception"

Everyone knows movies have stylistic trends. This goes back to the early days of cinema, when no comedy was complete unless someone's face received a generous helping of flying pie. Looking back, certain stylistic cliches can be spotted which almost date them. Your movie is set in a remote jungle? The opening sequence must have a low fly over shot. Your action thriller must have the hero being beaten up, and only winning through when all hope seems lost.

Technology plays a role too. Once some gimmick is tried once, and seen to catch on, it seems to be everywhere and usually gets it's name from the first time it was used. There's an example of this with the loud, dramatic, pounding, repeating sound that directors just can't seem to stay away from, and it's known affectionately as the "Inception Foghorn". The problem? It's not in the movie. At all.

Historical Events  People
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.

Historical Events  TV
Dukes of Hazzard

What color was the Dukes of Hazzard car?

MMDE: Orange

Current: Flame Red

Who can forget the wild Dukes of Hazzard TV series from the 70's & 80's, with just some good old boys never meaning no harm?

The swashbucking heroes Luke and Bo were joined by Daisy, Jesse, Boss Hogg and a whole bunch more ... including The General Lee, their car.

Ask anyone what color it was and you'll most likely get an instant response of "orange". And whilst many photos today show that's the case, the others who say red are actually correct, at least technically. That's because it was painted "Flame Red", which is confusing because it's shade is closer to orange. Wikipedia says it was originally painted orange but blotches appeared, so they switched to GM Code 70, Flame Red.

However, so far the rumours of Boss Hogg being a tall slim guy always wearing a pink suit are completely unfounded...

Historical Events  People
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.

Historical Events  Brands
Starbucks

Is there a star on the crown of the Starbucks siren?

MMDE: The Starbucks siren's crown has no star

Current: The Starbucks siren's crown has a star

Most people are familiar with Starbucks and the famous siren in their logo, but when asked couldn't remember, without looking or being already aware of this, if there was a star in the crown the siren is wearing.

The history of the logo is very well documented, and all references today show it always had one. Yet there are some who swear it didn't used to, which means it's being described as a Mandela Effect.

Starbucks has outlets on 6 continents and in 76 countries, with a total of 27,340 locations.

Historical Events  Religion
Abraham Lincoln

Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?

MMDE: Abraham Lincoln was a devout Christian

Current: Abraham Lincoln was not a devout Christian

Since he grew up in a deeply religious Baptist family, most people think it goes without saying that Abraham Lincoln was a Christian. After all, he's thought of today as the best President the US ever had.

One look at him gives the impression he's not only off to Church but wouldn't be out of place up there pounding the pulpit to the congregation. After all, this is the compassionate President who abolished slavery.

It comes as such a surprise, therefore, to people who hear he was not that it's being pointed to as a Mandela Effect. He never even became a church member.

Historical Events  People
Little Richard

Little Richard died...?

MMDE: Little Richard died in 2016

Current: Little Richard did not die in 2016

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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".