Let them eat cake

“Let them eat cake” is the most famous quote credited to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. Legend has it, it was the queen’s response after being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread.

“Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, said to have been spoken in the 17th or 18th century by “a great princess” The French phrase mentions brioche, a bread enriched with butter and eggs, considered a luxury food. The quote is taken to reflect either the princess’s frivolous disregard for the starving peasants or her poor understanding of their plight.

While the phrase is commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, there are references to it prior to the French Revolution, meaning that it is impossible for the quote to have originated from Antoinette, and it is unlikely it was ever spoken by her.

The “Let them eat cake” story had been floating around for years before 1789. It was first told in a slightly different form about Marie-Thérèse, the Spanish princess who married King Louis XIV in 1660. She allegedly suggested that the French people eat “la croûte de pâté” (or the crust of the pâté). Over the next century, several other 18th-century royals were also blamed for the remark, including two aunts of Louis XVI. Most famously, the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau included the pâté story in his “Confessions” in 1766, attributing the words to “a great princess” (probably Marie-Thérèse). Whoever uttered those unforgettable words, it was almost certainly not Marie-Antoinette, who at the time Rousseau was writing was only 10 years old—three years away from marrying the French prince and eight years from becoming queen.

Amazingly, the earliest known source connecting the quote with the queen was published more than 50 years after the French Revolution. In an 1843 issue of the journal Les Guêpes, the French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr reported having found the quote in a “book dated 1760,” which he said proved that the rumor about Marie-Antoinette was false. Rumor? Like so many of us, he was probably just repeating something he had heard.

Nowadays something like that would be called “the Mandela Effect”

The Mandela effect got its name when Fiona Broome, a self-identified “paranormal consultant,” detailed how she remembered former South African President Nelson Mandela dying in the 1980s in prison (although Mandela lived until 2013).

Broome could describe remembering news coverage of his death and even a speech from his widow about his death. Yet none of it happened.

If Broome’s thoughts occurred in isolation, that would be one factor. However, Broome found that other people thought the exact same as her.

Even though the event never happened, she wasn’t the only one who felt like it did. As a result, the Mandela effect concept was “born.”

Either way. I like cake and that is not a false memory. The picture is courtesy of “Art and Cake” a specialty cake shop workshop in Tongeren, Belgium. Just over the Dutch border.


I never said that.


The human mind is the most powerful weapon and a collective consciousness can be a very dangerous thing but it fortunately mostly it is harmless and often bizarre.

There are so many examples where something is misquoted and it is picked up en mass.


Star Wars:the Empire Strikes Back


The most famous line from the movie get misquoted all the time “Luke’ I am your Father” Except he never says it. What he does say is “No, I am your Father” Even James Earl Jones remembers “Luke, I am your Father”.

This is actually called the Mandela Effect. It is when groups have the same false memories.The name, coined by Fiona Bloome, came about in 2013 when human rights activist Nelson Mandela died.


Many people from all over the world were confused because they all had the same vivid memory of him dying in prison during the 1980’s. People have even found old textbooks and biographies that state that Nelson Mandela did die in the 80’s. Since then, many other collective false memories have sprung up and shaken up our reality.

Hannibal Lecter never said “Hello, Clarice.”


If you’ve seen The Silence of the Lambs, you know the most famous line is “Hello, Clarice.” The only problem is, that never happened — and when Clarice first meets Hannibal Lecter, he simply says, “Good morning.” That’s it. How is a film’s most well-known line nonexistent? Nobody knows, and it’s eating away at people.

“Play it again, Sam”

The most famous quote from “Casablanca” again except it isn’t.


The script has been subject to a significant amount of misquotation. One of the lines most closely associated with the film—”Play it again, Sam”—is inaccurate.When Ilsa first enters the Café Americain, she spots Sam and asks him to “Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake.” After he feigns ignorance, she responds, “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By’.” Later that night, alone with Sam, Rick says, “You played it for her, you can play it for me,” and “If she can stand it, I can! Play it!” Rick’s toast to Ilsa, “Here’s looking at you, kid”,




Missing Lyrics Of “We Are The Champions”


Remember singing this iconic Queen song as a kid anytime you beat anyone at anything? Many recall the lyrics of the song ending with: “We are the champions….of the world!” But if you listen to the song now, it doesn’t end with “of the world.” The song simply ends. While it does seem like something is frustratingly missing from the final chorus, the “of the world” lyrics are included earlier in the song. So the probable explanation here is that people singing the song added the part from one chorus into the end chorus. Still, many people vehemently swear that the lyrics have changed.

Fruit Loops


Fruit loops the beautiful lovely breakfast cereal from Kellogg’s, except it doesn’t exist Some say it was originally “Fruit Loops” and then changed to “Froot Loops,” while others believe it went from “Froot Loops” to “Fruit Loops.” Many people claim this change happened during their childhood, while others say they just noticed it in recent months. Whatever you believe, if you google the cereal or find a box in real life, you’ll see “Froot Loops” printed across the front. Unless, of course, you’re reading this from some other dimension.

There are many more examples but I think you get the drift.