Which Universe Are You From?
The Berenstein Bears Phenomenon We live in the A Universe.
Previously, we lived in the E Universe.
Can you tell the difference? Take our Quiz below.
Very few people can tell the difference immediately, but many of us remember enough to make the change interesting. Some people refer to these vague memories as ‘glitches in the Matrix.’ Others call it The Mandela Effect, but today more are calling it The Hadron Effect.
The Mandela Effect was discovered in 2006 by author/researcher Fiona Broome, when she realized a large group of people had specific memories of Nelson Mandela dying in prison in 1980. Here in the A Universe, Mandela died in 2013, long after being released from prison, after even being elected President of South Africa.
The discovery of our ‘A’ Universe occurred upon the realization that we were previously living in a parallel ‘E’ Universe when many people noticed the changed spelling of renowned children’s books The Berenstain Bears. (The Berenstein Bears existed in Universe E) They call it the Berenstain Bears Conspiracy.
Leading research website Wikipedia, as of this writing, refuses to acknowledge that The Hadron Effect, The Mandela Effect or Berenstein Bears Conspiracy have ever happened.
The Berenstain Event was mistaken as The Butterfly Effect or possibly Time Travel in 2011:
“At some point between the years 1986 and 2011, someone traveled back in time and inadvertently altered the timeline of human history so that the Berenstein Bears somehow became the Berenstain Bears. This is why everyone remembers the name incorrectly; it was Berenstein when we were kids, but at some point when we weren’t paying attention, someone went back in time and rippled our life experience ever so slightly.”
In 2012, there was a Parallel Universe Theory, presented by Reece. OR maybe it was a higher part of the collective consciousness.
In reality, the evidence of the change in Berenstein/Berenstain A/E Universe probably occurred in the late summer/ early fall of 2006, about the time that Pluto was downgraded to a ‘dwarf planet’ and the Tevatron Fermilab particle accelerator (the Large Hadron precursor) was doing heavy experimentation.
Other notable differences:
- We have a dilemna. Or is it dilemma?
- Kale did not exist in the E Universe.
- Time seems to move much faster in our universe.
- The E Universe has a second R in ‘Sherbet.’
- We have Norwhals. EU had Gopthems.
- There was no Krampus Christmas demon in Universe E.
- In our A Universe, Men’s Wearhouse is the men’s clothier. UE has/had Men’s Warehouse.
- The E Universe had the famous snack Cracker Jacks, we have Cracker Jack.
- In the A Universe, chartreuse is red, not yellow. Vermillion is red, not green. Amber is yellow, not red.
- In the E Universe, South America was closer to a straight line with the United States’ west coast. In our A Universe it is about a thousand miles closer to Africa.
The most disturbing thing, as that it may have happened before, according to these variations on 30s film and vaudeville stars Laurel & Hardy’s catchphrase:
“That’s another FINE mess you’ve gotten us into”
“That’s another NICE mess you’ve gotten ME into
“HERE’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.”
You can explore the phenomenon yourself!
Choose which answer sounds more familiar or correct to you (no looking for answers!)
The number you remember is your ‘E Universe Quotient’ – the closer your score is to 100, the greater your affinity for the old E Universe.
(after you click ‘results’, scroll back here to see your results!)
Don’t take our word for it, look up the correct answer for the A Universe on Google!
“In the Steven Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason. In Love Story, why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone’s JFK, why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent Chain Saw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, why don’t we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason.”
“ Worse, in The Pianist by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is… no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason.”
“And you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can’t we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and other people hate sausages…”
– Lieutenant Chad, in Rubber
Which Universe Are You From? The Berenstein Bears Phenomenon was contributed by a Myth