#43: The Mandela Effect
The Mandela Effect is the phenomenon where a mass group of people may remember something a certain way, only to find out that in reality it’s something different.
People remember Nelson Mandela dying in the 80’s. They even remember viewing the funeral on television. Another common one is the spelling of Berenstain Bears. It’s believed that if you remember events a certain way that a different now, you have drifted into a parallel universe with an alternate history.
This, depending on who you ask, coincides with the Misinformation Effect with is the concept that the human mind is capable of rewriting truths - meaning it may have known a truth, yet heard something false so many times it replaces the true memory with the false one - fake news.