Tongue taste map
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18 Feb 2020
Historical Events  People
North Pole

A brief history of Stephen Hawking

Whichever way you look at it, the Stephen Hawking story is incredible.

Playing the role of one of the world's most recognised - and influential - scientists, there are some saying it's for this very reason that he is not all he appears to be.

In 1963, at the age of 21, he was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and given a life expectancy of 2 years. However, for some reason the disease didn't progress at the same pace it does in other patients, and remarkably he is still alive over 50 years later.

Some claim most people don't look to closely at Stephen, but when they do they see his appearance, despite his illness, has changed significantly over the years. They point to his hands becoming uncontorted, i.e. earlier photographs show the typical fixed abnormal positions they lock into, but later ones show them back to normal. In a similar way, his teeth seem to have changed significantly at one point, and that's despite him not needing any since he cannot eat orally.

Was this done to create a powerful global voice for the establishment to use when promoting various agendas?

Historical Events  Music
England Scotland map

Do what to the rebellious Scots?

Is this the 6th verse of the British National anthem?

Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.

According to various reports, it either is, or it isn't or it once was and now isn't.

Originally written in 1745, the British landscape was at that time a very different place to the one we see today. Wars, heroes and ongoing conflicts meant sentiments throughout all societies were running high, and without the various luxuries we have today for spreading messages such as TV, Facebook or Twitter, incorporating these into a song which everyone could learn may well have seemed appropriate.

Historical Events  People
Henry Winkler

"Aaaaaaay" - The Fonz signs off

MMDE: Henry Winkler died in 2014 or 2017

Current: Henry Winkler is alive

At the time of writing, Henry Winkler - yes, The Fonz himself - is alive and well. He was reported dead in 2014 and again in 2017, which must have bothered him a bit as there are reports of this happening waaaaaay to many times now.

This seems more like a crazy internet death hoax than a Mandela Effect since there aren't many people who swear they remember him dying, such as with the original Nelson Mandela.

On Thursday July 13, 2017, a post got a million likes on Facebook reading “At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (July 13, 2017), our beloved actor Henry Winkler passed away. Henry Winkler was born on October 30, 1945 in New York. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.” It was waaaaaaay off the mark.

Historical Events  Geography
North Pole

Santa is homeless

MMDE: North Pole shown as ice on maps

Current: North Pole shown as just ocean on maps

Do you know where the North Pole is on a map, or globe of the earth? Sure, until you actually look at one and find it's no longer there. The South Pole is seen as the huge white mass of Antarctic ice, but who doesn't remember the North Pole being seen the same way?

Even Google Earth doesn't show it - all we see is ocean. Ice is shown on Greenland, whilst Iceland is ... clear.

Maps seem to have stopped showing it in December 2012 - a very significant date to those watching the Mayan calendar back then. Is global warming working faster than anyone realised? In any case, Santa must be very confused indeed.

Historical Events  Science
Lost 300 years

Phantom time hypothesis

What year is it? An innocent, if not naive question to most - but there are some who think we're actually in the 18th Century because the years AD 614-911 were "doctored" from the calendar we're now using, and any events we think occurred in that period either happened outside it or were fabricated.

Termed the Phantom Time Hypothesis, it was first proposed by German historian Heribert Illig in 1991.

The claim is that the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III changed the calendar to place himself at the special year of 1000 AD. This meant adding 297 years to the calendar of the middle ages, and the fabrication of any documents which contradicted this act.

The theory is controversial, and there is strong evidence against it. Documentation of solar eclipses throughout the ages exists which can be retrospectively confirmed by modern day astronomers to have occurred on the dates claimed, according to the traditional calendar.

Historical Events  Movies
Cruella DeVille

Cruel devil

MMDE: Cruella DeVille

Current: Cruella De Vil

The villain in Disney's '101 Dalmatians' had a name which was a clever play on words - Cruella DeVille. Or did she? Searches now find only references to Cruella De Vil, and many are putting this down to more than a false memory but a Mandela Effect.

Could this be caused by the fact she drove a DeVillle car in the movie? It had the license plate "DE VIL", so that doesn't really help settle things either way.

The movie was actually based on a book by Dodie Smith. At the end Mr's Darling comments on how fitting her name is, because she really is a devil, which just again reinforces the play on the "devil" name.

Historical Events  Books
Oliver Twist

Seconds please

MMDE: Please Sir, can I have some more?

Current: Please Sir, I want some more

When young Oliver Twist went up to Mr. Bumble, bowl in hand, to ask for seconds, what exactly did he say? Most people remember it as 'Please Sir, can I have some more?', but this isn't what is in the book or the movies. It's 'Please Sir, I want some more.' Are all these people with this false memory experiencing an MMDE?

Many also remember it slightly differently as "Please Sir, may I have some more?". 

It's been the subject of parody/satire over the years, with many assuming it's the can/may version. For example, Olivia Twist, the version with a girl as the lead often acted out by schoolchildren at Christmas, has her saying "Please Sir, can I have less?". Whatever he said, Mr. Bumble certainly got the message...