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The Mandela Effect is, according to Healthline, "when a large group of people believe an event occurred when it did not."
Basically, somehow, someway, we all remember something happened or looked a certain way when it really didn't.
This can happen through a few methods, with confabulation being the most accepted reasoning. We create false memories to fill in the gaps of what we're missing when we try to recall something through our fallible memories.
That spreads, in discussion, through the internet, and suddenly, we have an accepted "truth" which turns out to be not at all.
"Which Mandela effect messed your head up the most ?"
You think you know how a logo you see every time you visit the grocery story is spelled, don't you? Until you look more closely and realize you've never understood what it's saying at all.
Find A Bottle And Check
"It’s spelled Febreze, not Febreeze"
"For a long time, I thought it was Fabreeze."
"As in fabric breeze."
Come to think of it, we get why you thought that!
When Even You're Search Doesn't Give You The Right Results
""Froot loops” became “fruit loops” then “froot loops” again"
"They launched as "Fruit Loops" in '59, then rebranded to "Froot Loops" in '63"
"Edit: I'm aware I have been misled, we don't even have Froot Loops in my country"
I can't remember the last time I had Froot Loops (or shall I say Fruit Loops) but now I have a terrible craving.
We've All Taken The Red Pill? Or Is It The Blue One?
"Stouffer’s stove top stuffing has apparently never existed."
"Wow, I just had to look that one up. Apparently it's always been made by Kraft and we are all just crazy."
"Is this even the real world or are we in a simulation?!?!?!"
It's one thing to hear about an ME when it happened to someone else, or perhaps you read about it online (like what's happening here today), but what do you do when the Mandela Effect has you firmly in its grasp, standing in the center of its changing vortex?
How Do You Convince An Entire Country?
"Ok ok hear me out."
"First of all: in Brazil you tipically don't go to school (middle school or high school, doesn't matter) for the whole day. You are in school either in the morning (usually 7.30 am to noon) or in the afternoon (usually 1pm to 5.30pm)."
"Every single person who was a kid in Brazil (and was not in school in the mornings) when 9/11 happened remembers watching Dragon Ball Z and having it be interrupted for the breaking news of the attacks. And I mean EVERYONE. It comes up every time someone asks "what were you doing when 9/11 happened"."
"Except DBZ wasn't on at that time. Someone checked the airing times and compared to the time when the attacks happened. Definitely not on."
"Still, a whole generation of kids is 100% sure they were watching DBZ when the news broke out."
Who knows when this started and how everyone became convinced of something that could so easily be disproven?
No Longer A Tree
"The one that always gets me is particular to my friends and I from when we were kids. There was a creek that ran under the street in the neighborhood and we would sometimes hang out in the banks on either side of the road. There was this big rock that we would sit on all the time."
"Except one day we were walking by and it wasn’t a rock. It was a small tree. Fully rooted in and established and the rock was no where to be seen. Mind you, it was an extremely heavy boulder. We passed that spot all the time and all of us remember that rock. We call it the shapeshifting rock."
This is odd! Are you sure you were in the right place? Sounds like a glitch in the simulation.
We All Saw It, Didn't We?
"The one I’m part of."
"My National Guard unit (from the deserts of the American SW) was in Afghanistan for the winter of 09-10."
"During that time, our home town had one of its very rare snowfalls, rare enough that we all watched it on Armed Forces TV because it made national news."
"The Mandela effect? The records all show that snowfall was the winter of 08-09 when we were home. But none of us remember it happening while we were home; it happened during our deployment."
And then there's these, situations where you don't even know what's up and what's down, what's black and what's white, or how a song actually sounded even though you've sung it in your mind four-hundred thousands times since you were a child.
It Was Never There To Begin With
"Fruit of the Loom logo with a cornucopia"
"What the everloving f-ck."
"This is not Mandela effect. This is goddamn wizardry."
"That logo has always had a goddamn cornucopia until I looked it up after reading this comment."
"I asked my wife. She goes "yea the cornucopia on their stuff is how I learned the word as a kid". I showed her the logo. She goes 'no, I mean the old one with the cornucopia I guess.'"
"There wasn't one?!?!"
"Bull f-cking sh-t."
"F-ck this dark timeline."
Do Not Pass 'GO'
"The monopoly guy not having a monocle"
"I remember this like it was yesterday. When I grew up my family was kind of poor and I always wanted a monopoly set. One day I broke my foot and after 3-4 days my mom bought me one to help me feel better."
"I didn't have my friends to visit because they were 'busy' or didn't want to spend their day at a bed when they could be outside. The day I got it I have spent most of it with the game, reading everything on the cards the rules and even playing alone. The guy on it always had a f-cking monocle."
"In the middle of the board or on the box the guy was looking at you and he was holding his monocle. Even on one of the cards the guy was either pulled by a cop to go to jail or he was on the train but one particular thing cought my attention, I remember it like it was yesterday and as a kid I found it very amusing. The guy lost the monocle and it was behind him falling because he was moved fast."
"This fact still haunts me today and gives me the chills because I know how much time I spent in that month in bed with that f-cking game."
Stein. Wait, No, Stain?
"Tbh the Berenstain Bears still makes me uncomfortable."
"I still do the double-take when I see anything BB at thrift stores. Like, if I look fast enough I’ll see the correct spelling."
And It Goes On And On My Friend...
""The Song that Never Ends" from Lamb Chops is actually The Song that DOESN'T End"
"I grew up watching that show EVERY DAY. i have sang that song since my childhood. I don't screw up lyrics to power Rangers, and that's more complicated. I refuse to believe I mixed this up, that long ago, while watching the show."
Life is strange. Sometimes it's best to accept that perhaps we don't know or remember as much as we like to think we do.
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🎵Walking in a winter wonderland...🎶
There are so many exquisite reasons to love Winter. The snow, the sky... Santa.
I feel like the world is separated into two camps, the Winter people and the Summer people and a compromise is never in reach.
I'm part of the Fall people—the truly perfect group.
Has anyone checked in on the Spring people?
But first, let's chat about Winter.
Redditor stay__wild wanted to discuss all the glory of winter, so they asked:
"People who like winter, why do you like it?"
Cold isn't awful, as long as you have a warm destination waiting.
The fight between cold and hot is eternal.
"All insects f**king die. Or are at least nowhere to be seen." ~ Yisuscrais69Giphy
"No mosquitos." ~ lemick
"Nor alligators. Nor traitors. Winter is the best. Get to go outside and chop firewood without breaking a sweat. Get to start the wood stove before dawn and let a Yankee pot roast go on top in a dutch oven slow cooking all day long. I wouldn't trade it for anything." ~ badluckbrians
"I get to pretend that my introverted lifestyle is only seasonal." ~ NeighratorPI
"I lived in San Diego for a while and having sunny weather every day was great. But I found I felt guilty sitting indoors reading. You feel this pressure to be out all the time. Eventually though, you manage to work it all out." ~ dudeARama2
"I love those nights where there's a nice steady snow coming down, and it's dead quiet. It's very calming. Plus, it's hockey season." ~ ladies-pmme-nudespls
"Fun fact: because of their geometry, when clustered together snowflakes actually do make it quieter as they act as a natural aural insulator. If it ever seems quieter when it snows, that’s usually because it is!" ~ ReaverRogue
"Not sweaty, no sunburns, amazing sleep at night, able to enjoy warm showers after a cold day outside. Weather isn’t always soo sunny and up in your eyes." ~ Background_Bridge821Giphy
No bugs is always a plus.
And it does seem like light is less harsh in winter.
"Because summer is bull with its hot, humid days, and muggy nights. There is only so naked I can get, and then I am still hot. Winter is wonderful and cool, if it is too cold you grab another blanket, the weight and warmth let's you know everything is going to be alright." ~ K13mmGiphy
Let me Zzzzz
"I deal better with cold than heat, and 20 hours of daylight up north wreaks absolute havoc with my sleep." ~ Leningradite
"Yes, I live in Sweden and in the middle of summer the sun really never goes down. I can’t freaking fall asleep when it’s so bright and when I finally do I wake up because it’s too damn hot." ~ Realmenbrowsememes
"It’s so calm and pretty." ~ Alansar_Trignot
"Snowy nights are the best nights. One of my best memories from the last few years was Christmas Eve 2020. It snowed all night and at about midnight I opened an upstairs window (screen too) and sat for a while watching."
"It was completely quiet, cold, a little windy so sometimes a gust would blow snow into my room, the sky was a nice deep purple-ish color... I think about that night all the time now. I took a video to remember it but otherwise just sat and looked. Idk why it was so good but it was so good." ~ xofeatherxo
It's a curse...
"I run hot. Have done all my life. I'm happy in t-shirts and shorts until it gets below ~8°C. Heat knocks me out completely." ~ Neomorf03
"I'm the same. I've always just given off so much heat. My wife loves it because she can snuggle up to me get warm quickly. I asked my doctor about it, and he said thats just how some people are. It's a curse." ~ RyFromTheChi
"I love the fresh air. In summer I feel like I cannot breathe due to the sultry weather." ~ She_AbunaiGiphy
Happy Winter people.
Embrace the cold.
It keeps the skin tight!
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It would be hard to imagine what it's like to have soft specks of ice fall on top of you from the sky. Seeing snow in movies and on television, it's always portrayed as beautiful and appearing only around Christmas. But people who live in areas where it snows know that it can be pretty, and also a nuisance.
Redditor u/ambermage asked, "People who have experienced snow; what is it like?" and received both poetic and blunt descriptions of what it's really like to deal with snow.
10. Beautiful and terrifying
When everything is blanketed and not touched, it's beautiful and everything is absolutely silent (at least where I live). But it is terrifying to drive on poorly plowed roads. Once it starts melting and there is some snow piles here and there it looks ugly, especially when it turns grey/black from all the cars.
9. Fun... at first
"Fun for the first few days then you really would just like feeling back in your fingers and toes."
8. People forget how to drive
"Beautiful to look at when its untouched. But a nightmare to drive or walk in.
For everyone who's saying that driving in the snow is fun, you're right. Personally I find alot of other people dont know how to drive in the snow, so I avoid going out if I dont have too."
7. Avoid yellow snowGiphy
"Looks pretty the first day. Then turns brownish and it's gross to see where the dogs have peed. Not to mention if it gets any warmer it turns into ice"
6. How you feel about snow depends on your age
"As a child it's fun because you can throw snowballs, build snowmen, make snow-angels, and go sledding.
As an adult it sucks cause you have to shovel, drive in it, and after a long winter it's just brown/gray and gross looking. And your car gets full of dirt and salt."
Heavier than you would think. Shoveling a driveway with a foot of snow feels like shoveling a foot of dirt off your driveway
4. Snow games and glasses don't mix
"When it snows you don't feel wet. You feel wet some minutes later.
When it snows a lot, sounds are filtered and everything looks more silent.
Snowball fights scare me because I wear glasses and it can be dangerous."
3. Lazy rain
"Snow is like lazy rain. If you don't mind the rain and know how to be prepared, you won't mind snow. I personally love the snow. I think cold weather is worthless without snow around."
2. I love this feeling
"It nice when you are outside in a snow storm and it feels like you are the only person on the planet."
1. It sounds how glitter looks...Giphy
"There's different kinds of snow. There's the sticky snow you can make snowmen and snowballs out of. When sticky snow falls and then the temperature drops really low it gets really hard and you can't do much with it.
Then there's the powdery snow that blows around in the wind and is good for skiing and and snowboarding and sledding. It feels like you're walking on the moon when it's freshly fallen. Sometimes in the morning if you listen closely you can hear it blowing around and it sounds how glitter looks.
A hard layer forms over powdery snow when the sun shines and melts the top layer and then it hardens over night. It's fun to walk on because it makes a crunchy sounds but it's still soft on the bottom...
Depending on how much powdery snow is underneath you can put your whole legs under.
Then there's slush. It usually happens on roads and parking lots and its like someone took a freezee/icee/slushee and dumped it everywhere. It forms puddles and is hard to drive in but fun to jump in with rain boots in the spring.
Sometimes in the middle of winter it will get above freezing and slush will form but then freeze during the night If it doesn't get plowed off the road before it freezes then ridges where tires were will freeze and that's also hard to drive on."
Winter is upon us and it's being reported that it could be the coldest, most frigid season on record. So bundle up kiddies, we've got aways to go before the sun returns. Now for those of us who can't snowbird to the south for a reprieve, we have to devise a survival plan before we turn to ice.
Put the window insulation kits on. You lose up to 55% of your homes heat through windows.
This will drastically help your electric bill and minimize the draft.
My wife is working on it today actually, and I will finish when I get home. Lost_Gypsy_
Drink more water!
In the summer, you don't need to be reminded to drink water and hydrate.
But in the winter? You're wearing layers to wick sweat away from your body, the humidity in the air gets really low, and you're not feeling hot, so you don't always remember to drink enough water.
Drink more water; kidney stones are no fun! RodeoBob
Keep a prepared kit in the back of your vehicle. Hell, keep it in it at all times. All are useful for every season, but when you add winter to the equation things get deadly. Should include this as a bare minimum:
-Light amount of dry food with some water
-First Aid kit
-Single use Handwarmers
-Spare Clothes NAbberman
The air in winter is really really dry. both inside and outside. just because there's snow doesn't mean it's humid. also with heaters running now the air inside is dry too. this is why people get chapped lips and stuff in the winter. drink lots of water, always have chapstick. Dawashingtonian
think like a penguin.....Giphy
When walking on icy surfaces, think like a penguin. There is a reason penguins walk how they do; it keeps them stable on the slippery surfaces they are accustomed to walking on.
Take short steps. Keep your arms out to your sides for balance. And it is counter-intuitive, but lean slightly forward while you are walking. This will help you keep a good center of balance and reduce the likelihood of slipping and falling. GeraldFord210
Get the "D!"
Make the best use of sunshine when it comes. Go for a walk if possible. new-monkey
And if you're somewhere where it gets dark at 4 PM a full month before the winter solstice (forget you, Canadian winters) take vitamin D supplements. _ser_kay_
Thanks for the reminder on this. The sun set for me at 4.41pm today. Getting vitamin D tomorrow. CursingUnicorn
When you're really cold and shivering a bit, you'll find your shoulders are tensed up and elevated. Relax your shoulders and bring them down to your sides. It's weird, but it makes you stop shivering and feel much warmer. moderate_extremist
Whenever i do this it makes my whole body feel like death. kmancooke
Rise & Shine....
Get a "sunrise" alarm clock, AKA an alarm with a light that gradually brightens before the alarm goes off - it makes it a little easier to get up in the pitch darkness of winter without wanting to throw up. _frisco
I have something like this, except its a vintage bomb shelter light that is brighter than the sun itself and I have it hooked up on a timer. I wake up at 4:40am M-F all year, so it's kind of necessary. good_morning_magpie
Drinking alcohol does not warm you up. You actually lose heat a lot faster with booze in your system. HiddenLayer5
So it's a really bad idea to drink in a survival situation, but nice if you're just on a walk or something. ApathyToTheMax
Give yourself time to stop. crossroader1
On a similar note, 4 wheel and all wheel drive are great for gaining traction to move but do absolutely nothing for stopping. Don't get a false sense of security and drive like a fool. QualitySeycoTimepiec