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Deep Space 9

Uncanny parallels

There's an episide of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1997 which has got the Mandela Effect community buzzing.

It's called "In The Cards" , and the reason for all the fuss is the story not only involves alternate timelines, where characters appear and disappear into reality, but also made a huge alarm bell ring when a device called a "Bajoran Mandala" was mentioned.

This isn't the first time Star Trek has been associated with the Mandela Effect - the most famous one is Kirk never saying "Beam me up, Scotty as well as the one involving Picards Crystal.

At the end of the show, the Mandela Effect is actually described in the form it's understood today, saying that a character had "been inserted into our timeline".

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Trailer Park Boys

Move over, Fox news

Recently Fox news covered the Mandela Effect, but that was just the warm up.

Swearnet, which for the uninitiated certainly lives up to its name and might offend delicate ears, has released episode 101 on iTunes which covers them discussing the Mandela Effect.

The Trailer Park Boys is a "mocumentary" series in the style of The Office, featuring a fictional bunch of whacky characters in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park, somewhere in Canada. It has a huge cult following largely grown from an underground fanbase from its origins in 2001.

Swearnet is the online website for the show featuring a blog, news, contests and the podcast, in which Bubbles brings up the Mandela Effect.

Even the summary is nsfw:

In a discussion that is probably best understood while stoned, the Boys go down a spacey f****n rabbit hole when they start talking about the Mandela Effect.  Some people claim that we exist in a an alternate universe and there are certain parts of pop culture that we are not remembering accurately because some big f******g particle collider f*****d up a bunch of space and time b*******t and spawned a new reality.  Fire up some blades/hot knives (don’t burn yourself like Ricky), and try this quiz to see if you’re from the old universe or the new one.

Check it out here, the Mandela Effect is discussed about half way through.


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Fox news

They ask people on the street, with amazing results

Fox news covers the Mandela Effect. Dr. Gene A. Brewer, Associate Professor, ASU Department of Psychology, suggests because our brains all work the same way, when one has a false memory, other have it the same way too.

Dr. Brewer points to "recombination", which is the way the brain takes fragments of the past in order to create what it thinks is the actual memory, but has had to fill in some blanks from missing pieces.

He also controversially points the finger to the people experiencing the Mandela Effect in online groups themselves:

We communicate the false memories through the groups that we are associated to, and that leads to a cultural false memory where many people hold the same belief that things happened that didn't really happen.

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Mr Robot

Operation Berenstain

Keen-eyed Mr Robot fans would have noticed that Season 2 Episode 4 introduced a top secret operation known only as Operation Berernstain. This is a reference to the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect involving the spelling of the Berernstain/Berernstein Bears in the books, and later TV show, from the 60's.

Well known for its gritty realism when it comes to tech matters - just ask any hacker - the show also prides itself on having its finger on the pulse when it comes to whats hot in society generally, and social media in particular. The Mandela Effect is on an upwards trend, so it's no secret such a cool and hip show wants to get in on the action.