7 Iconic Things You’re Probably Remembering Wrong

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February 09, 2018

Most people know who Curious George and the Berenstein Bears are. We’ve all seen the Oscar Meyer ad and watched “Star Wars.” But for some reason, people remember some of these things incorrectly...in fact, a lot of people remember them wrong.

1. The Berenstein Bears

Since 1962 , “The Berenstein Bears” books have been the perfect series for young children and people who are learning to read. However, if you remember it spelled like I just spelled it, you’re wrong. The book series is titled “The Berenstain Bears.” Many people distinctly remember it being spelled with an E, but it never was. It was always “The Berenstain Bear.”

2. Rich Uncle Pennybags

Remember the Monopoly Man, Rich Uncle Pennybags? He has a tophat, a mustache, and a monocle and carries around bags of money. Sorry, you’re remembering wrong again. Rich Uncle Pennybags doesn’t have a monocle.

The best explanation for this one is that people are confusing him with Mr. Peanut, the Planters’ mascot. He wears a top hat as well, but does actually have a monocle.

3. Curious George

I distinctly remember watching Curious George swing from a telephone line from his tail. Don’t you? Unfortunately not. Curious George actually didn’t have a tail at all, even though many people remember one.

4. Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s death was the first time the phenomenon of collective memory occurred. When Mandela’s death was announced in 2013, many people were confused, as they remembered him dying back in the 80’s while he was still in prison. Some people even claimed that they remember seeing clips of his funeral on TV.

5. Oscar Meyer

Those Oscar Meyer Weiner ads are classic. But the way you remember those ads is completely different than you’re remembering. It’s actually Oscar Mayer. Yep, that’s even how it’s spelled on the Weinermobile.

6. “Luke, I am your father.”

The most-quoted line from the “Star Wars” movies is actually quoted falsely. Most people claim that the line is “Luke, I am your father.” That, however, is false. The line is actually, “No, I am your father.”

7. “Mirror, mirror on the wall.”

The famous line from “Snow White,” “mirror, mirror on the wall” is another misremembered quotation. Instead of “mirror, mirror” the line is actually “magic mirror.” The second part of that line is also misremembered. People remember “Who is the fairest of them all?” The line is actually, “Who is the fairest one of all.”

These are crazy! How do you remember these commonly-misremembered things? Share with us on Facebook.

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