Have you ever believed something to be so real, when in fact, it turned out to be wrong?

 

This form of disremembering first emerged in 2010, when countless people falsely remembered Nelson Mandela’s death. It was widely believed that he had died in prison during the 1980s. In reality, Mandela was freed from prison in 1990 and died in 2013.

 

Here are some more examples of the effect.

 

Play along with me. Is it A or B?

 

Which one is correct?

A

B

Although some would argue that he most definitely should, the Monopoly man does not rock a monocle.

Correct answer is A

Despite what many think, there is no hyphen in the name.

Correct answer is B

 

A lot of people remember an extra “e,” but it’s never been there.

Correct answer is B

 

You may remember differently, but the black is only on the tips of Pikachu’s ears, not his tail.

Correct answer is A

Many remember it as “Toons,” but it’s really spelled “Tunes.”

Correct answer is B

It says it in the song: “My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R, My bologna has a second name, it’s M-A-Y-E-R.”

Correct answer is B

“Sex in the City” works too, but it’s not the correct title.

Correct answer is B

Did you remember the arrow?

Correct answer is A

A lot of people tend to remember the logo without the hyphen, even though it has never been that way.

Correct answer is A

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