I wish I was able to start that webcomic I’ve been thinking about.

– What that guy may have wished for. Purely hypothetical, I wouldn’t actually know.


The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon in which a large group of people inexplicably share a specific memory of something that hasn’t actually happened – for example, the false memory that Nelson Mandela died in prison in the 80s. This would otherwise just be referred to under the umbrella term “commonly-held misconceptions” but some people who are more stubborn with their memories enjoy the supernatural, perhaps even nefarious, implications of having been misplaced in an alternate universe where history played out differently. Of course, I doubt many of those people would be able to answer who exactly was the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, if not Nelson Mandela.

There is also the memory of a 90s film called Shazaam, starring Sinbad as the titular genie. Of course, this likely stems from the existence of the movie Kazaam, starring Shaquille O’Neal as a rapping genie, but there are still many people who insist that both movies must have existed. At least in the timeline that gave us just Kazaam, Nelson Mandela survived until 2013.

– James