Historical Events  Brands
Cow Tails

Goetze's famous American candy?

MMDE: The Goetze candy is called Cow Tails

Current: The Goetze candy is called Cow Tales

This one is mainly for those in the US/Canada, since the candy isn't generally available, and hence recognised, elsewhere. However, those who do recognise it probably know where from too - a gas station checkout.

We are of course talking about the yummy Cow Tails treat you just can't stop yourself from picking up as you pay for your gas. But wait ... it's not called that? It must be ... it's a cow, it's shaped like a cows tail, everyone calls it a cows tail, so what gives?

Turns out everyone's been calling it wrong all these years, and it's known as Cow Tales now.

Or is it a Mandela Effect?

Historical Events  General
St. Bernard dog

What was round the St Bernard rescue dogs neck?

MMDE: The St Bernard rescue dog carried a brandy barrel round its neck

Current: The St Bernard rescue dog never carried a brandy barrel round its neck

Sometimes, the truth behind popular misconceptions can shatter life-long held warm, comforting beliefs.

If you were in need of assistance, alone on a snowy alpine mountain, and saw a St Bernard dog bounding twards you, what would you expect to see round its neck? Most people's answer is a small barrell of brandy, and the image of a large, friendly and very furry dog is hard to shake off. Unfortunately that's not the case and never has been, no matter how comforting or cute we find the story.

It turns out the origin of this picture is quite literally a picture - it's from an artist's studio in England in 1820. Once the painting gained popularity, so did the idea of the barrel of brandy. However, it's never been used once as depicted this way.

Historical Events  Music
Bohemian Rhapsody

Put a gun against his head...

MMDE: Pulled the trigger now he's dead

Current: Pulled my trigger now he's dead.

With such an iconic song, it comes as a surprise when there's a Mandela Effect involved in it that everyone should know.

During the piano solo, Freddie Mercury sings about how he killed a man and feels remorseful for it. While the cause of death is undisputed, a minor lyric is called into question. Mercury sings "Put a gun against his head. Pulled my trigger now he's dead". However, many swear that the lyric was actually "Pulled THE trigger now he's dead". It would certainly make more sense to say " the trigger" and not "my trigger", but this is not the case

Many on the opposite side remember it the way it is now, according to Moneybags73's like/dislike ratio on the subject.

Historical Events  Science
Engine

Who invented CVT transmission?

MMDE: Leonardo Da Vinci did not invent CVT transmission

Current: Leonardo Da Vinci invented CVT transmission

The CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission - design, also known as a shiftless transmission, is an ingenious gearbox system often applied in advanced engineering situations such as car gearboxes, gas and oil field drills and various other forms of plant and machinery. In other words, a modern phenomenon.

Many people are surprised to hear where it's design first originated: Leonardo Da Vinci.

They are fundamentally different to regular gears because they are designed around a cone pulley system, making the gearing a smooth transition across all torques rather than the set of fixed ones in traditional designs.

Historical Events  Religion
Apple

What was the forbidden fruit?

MMDE: The forbidden fruit was an apple

Current: The forbidden fruit was not specified

Most people, when asked what the Forbidden Fruit in The Garden of Eden was, would say it was an apple. It's been depicted this way many times in artwork, literature, sculpture and so on down the centuries.

It comes as quite a surprise, therefore, to find out it's never been explicitly named as anything in any version of the Bible. It's always just been called "The Forbidden Fruit". Those who are sure it was named as an apple are experiencing an MMDE, which is being pointed to as a Mandela Effect.

The modern take is the fruit was actually, as in most Bible stories, an allegory which could just act as a "placeholder" for Gods word. In other words, it doesn't really matter what it actually is, what matters is that God told them not to do something yet they went ahead and did it anyway.

Historical Events  Science
The Chicago Cholera Epidemic

The Chicago Cholera Epidemic of 1885

MMDE: The 1885 Chicago Cholera Epidemic was devastating

Current: The 1885 Chicago Cholera Epidemic didn't happen

Hear about the Chicago Cholera Epidemic of 1885? Most who have heard of it recall it being reported as catastrophic, killing thousands and decimating life there for years.

Except ... it's now being reported as a myth. There actually was a disaster at the time, a huge storm, but it was apparently somehow then connected with a fictitious cholera outbreak, that just co-incidentally meant the public works committee could then commission, for the good of the people, after this devastation. Not only that, but these works only really began in the 1950's, which is when the story of the cholera outbreak began.

Historical Events  Religion
The Number of the Beast

616 or 666?

MMDE: The number of the beast has always been 666

Current: The number of the beast was once 616

Papyrus 115 is the oldest known copy of the New testament. in it, Revelation 13:18 shows the number of the beast is 616 and not the usual 666 we see today.

This comes as a huge shock to most people. Was it once 616 and some mysterious force has manipulated it down the centuries to become 666? That narrative would certainly fit with the Mandela Effect conspiracy theorists, who would say the people of the time misremembered it and it's then been passed on as an MMDE.

The Novum Testamentum Graece has it as three words, ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ, hexakósioi hexēkonta héx, meaning "six hundred sixty-six":

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.