On the morning show today we discussed the "Mandela Effect". The "Mandela Effect" happens when people have a false belief about a fact or historical event.

An example: a large number of people will swear that the "Monopoly Man", Rich Uncle Pennybags has a monocle. He does not. And, in the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back , Darth Vader never says, "Luke, I am your father". Instead, as part of their conversation, Lord Vader says, "No, I am your father".

Is it spelled "dilemna" or "dilemma"? MANY people swear they've been taught to spell it "dilemNa". In fact, there's a whole website devoted to it.

According to BuzzFeed, The Mandela Effect got it's name after so many people reported having a distinct memory of Nelson Mandela dying while he was in prison, in South Africa, in the 1980s. He actually died in 2013.

Michigan's connection? What's one of your favorite cereals made by Kellogg's in Battle Creek? Is it "Fruit Loops" or "Froot Loops"? It's "Froot Loops". Trust me.

Here's a few more examples.

 

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