WONDER #2351: What is the Mandela Effect?

Question 1 of 3

What is the Mandela Effect?

  1. A theory that many other universes exist next to ours
  2. When many people share the same false memory
  3. The reason Nelson Mandela left prison and became the president of South Africa
  4. A plan to trick people into believing Nelson Mandela was already dead

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following statements about Nelson Mandela is NOT true?

  1. Nelson Mandela was the first person to notice the Mandela Effect.
  2. Nelson Mandela was the first president of South Africa.
  3. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned by the South African government.
  4. Nelson Mandela passed away in 2013.

Question 3 of 3

Which is the best evidence that the Mandela Effect is caused by our brains?

  1. “In some other universe, the Industrial Revolution never happened. In another, dinosaurs still live.”
  2. “Then, thousands of people from that universe somehow came to ours. Here, they watched his funeral again in 2013.”
  3. “Sometimes, our brains mess up. They mix two similar memories together.”
  4. “Each group contains memories that are similar to each other.”

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