This week, I discovered a quirky, fun test related to the Mandela Effect. It’s created by AlternateMemories.com.
The test is: Take the Mandela Effect Test.
I took the test and my results were around 50%. I’ll attribute at least half of that score to normal mistakes.
- Several questions were related to movies I’d never seen but knew about from ads. So, my guesses were more from pop culture than memory.
- Some were about topics I’d studied casually, but didn’t remember clearly. Again, I was guessing.
- Less than half of my answers were things I was certain about. Did I get them right, in this reality…? I haven’t a clue. (I didn’t double-check. As is often the case, this week is particularly busy.)
Nevertheless, I think the quiz is great fun. I wouldn’t take the results very seriously.
In my opinion, it’s more of a great conversation starter.
After taking the test, I contacted someone at AlternateMemories.com. My questions were more rushed than tactful, as I asked him about the intent of his site.
(In the past, I’ve linked hastily to commercial sites, podcasts, and videos… and then been chagrined to discover their agendas and motivations weren’t aligned with my beliefs or what I’m doing.)
Today, the replies I received from someone at AlternateMemories.com were straightforward and more than a little witty. Frankly, I like that kind of dialogue.
Being immersed in this topic for nearly 10 years – and perhaps with tunnel vision, at this point – I’m delighted when others see fresh, new ways to explore the Mandela Effect.
So, I recommend taking the test for a few chuckles, and perhaps some “Hmm… what is the correct answer, in this reality…?” explorations.
And, as I said, I think it’s great conversation fodder.
But don’t hit the panic button if your test score shows you’re nearly 100% impacted by the Mandela Effect.
Instead, it might reflect how much you’ve tuned into pop culture, which can play fast-and-loose with facts, and deliberately misquote (or downright misrepresent) events and media, to avoid potential trademark liabilities.