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05 Apr 2020
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18 Feb 2020
Historical Events  People
Rasputin

How did Rasputin die?

MMDE: Poisoned, beaten, shot and drowned

Current: Shot

Grigori Rasputin was the famous "Mad Monk" who influenced the last Imperial Russian royal family up until the first world war.

He allegedly had a spiritual conversion in his 20's which made him abandon his family and begin a religious quest, which led him to become a privileged insider in the highest family of the time - something the rest of the country greatly despised.

The story is a group of people including some from the Royal family itself, banded together and attempted to assassinate him, but he did not die and in fact the legend of him having supernatural powers because of this arose. 

He was supposedly poisoned with 3 large glasses laden with cyanide, any one of which would kill a man, beaten, shot 3 times and drowned, but still managed to live. It turns out this just isn't true now, and he did in fact die of gunshot wounds with his autopsy showing no poison or water in his lungs.

Historical Events  Movies
Treasure Island

Where did Pirate talk originate?

MMDE: Pirate talk originated with the seafaring pirates of old

Current: Pirate talk originated in Disney's 1950 "Treasure Island" movie

Oooh arrr, shiver me timbers landlubbers!

If it doesn't sounds too obvious a question, where did this distinctive pirate talk originate?

If you thought it must have been with, well, pirates on the high seas think again. It was in fact first heard in Disney's 1950 movie "Treasure Island", and started a trend that's now ingrained so deeply into our culture it's true origins are largely forgotten.

There's even a full online dctionary of pirate terms and phrases, so yo! ho! ho! and a bottle of rum, fill yer boots me hearties!

Historical Events  Movies
Anchorman

Ron Burgundy: ___, that escalated quickly

MMDE: Well, that escalated quickly

Current: Boy, that escalated quickly

Another movie quote Mandela Effect which turned into a meme.

The 2004 movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" starring Will Ferrell has him at one point saying "That escalated quickly", but what word did he use first? Many remember "Boy", but the movie today's shows he sad "Well".

It wouldn't be such a big deal if it hadn't become an internet meme now, appearing in such crazy guises as Hilary Clinton, R2D2 etc and regularly pops up as a comedy parody, so you'd have thought the actual quote would be pretty well established.

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 a moment... 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 towards you, what would you expect to see round its neck? Most people's answer is a small barrel 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.