Lemony Snicket’s & The Mandela Effect

Earlier, I experienced the “Mandela effect” in regards to Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” movie. I’ll be honest, a great deal of the movie wasn’t how I remembered it, but in my defense, I hadn’t watched it in ages until last night.

The Mandela effect, a form of memory error, can occur for a lot of reasons.

Maybe I didn’t pay as close attention to it as I thought in the first place, or maybe my memory was simply skewed due to the intervening time, or a combination of both.

Notes On Conversations and Memory

Earlier, I came across an article where it was estimated that people speak about 7,000 words a day. That’d be a lot for anyone to remember.

To elaborate, if we do speak about 7,000 words a day, that comes out to around 2,555,000 words a year. I’ve heard some people claim they remember every conversation they’ve ever had.

I can say with the utmost confidence now that they actually don’t.

It would be a cool superpower to have though, if such were actually possible, wouldn’t it?