5474.(YouTube Channel name change.)vaulteam6/vaultteam6(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?) https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCYECppLv8PrSYWjFfH39LyA
Add-On: Do you remember the words surrounding Coca-Cola not being all spelled different ways?(Was New Coke never a thing?)(Were certain versions of the spellings not spelled with Ks?)(Was it never known as Pemberton's Cola?)(Did the flavor name always come before the name of the soda in every company?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola
Add-On: Do you remember carcase not being an acceptable spelling of carcass? http://www.dictionary.com/browse/carcase
Add-On: Do you remember Blonde, and Blond not having such complicated history? https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammablond-or-blonde
Add-On: Do you remember Pepsi Cherry instead of Pepsi Wild Cherry?(Was it Cherry Pepsi, or Wild Cherry Pepsi?)(Does the pepsistuff.com logo look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsi_Wild_Cherry
5475.(Company name change.)Stratford Global Intelligence/Stratfor Global Intelligence(Does the logo look off?) https://worldview.stratfor.com
5476.(YouTube Channel name change.)Guy Faques/Guy Fauqes(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?) https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCxFOPpM2QCpjYsDQhnLuT6Q
5477.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the "I'm In Love With A Car" YouTube video by h3h3productions being much older than it really is?(h3h3productions/h3h3Productions(Anything else off with his channel name?)) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gim3d1qlZog
5478.(Movie name change.)Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory/Charlie And The Chocolate Factory(Was the original movie known as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory?)(Was the remake known as Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory?)(Anything else off?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Vtfdpm6wk
5479.(Anatomy change.)Do you remember the stomach not having a part known as the Pylorus?(Was the stomach not as loud?)(Anything else off?) https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-stomach
5480.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember fruit flies living longer?(Anything else surrounding their lifespans off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tephritidae
Add-On: Do you remember Totinoes, Tortinoes, or Tostinoes? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totinos
Add-On: Do you remember Mentoes instead of Mentos? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentos
Add-On: Do you remember some Moai statues not having their eyes painted blue?(Was Mo'ai not an acceptable spelling?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai
Add-On: Do you remember "Cheeto Puffs" instead of "Cheetos Puffs"?(Cheetos Sweetoes/Cheetos Sweetos) https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cheetos-Puffs-Party-Size-16-oz-Bag/28263498
5481.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Rainbow Road in the N64 not having walls?(Did Rainbow Road never have walls?) https://www.mariowiki.com/Rainbow_Road_(N64)
Add-On: Do you remember the jaguar in the Jaguar car logo going the other way?(Did the mustang in the Ford Mustang go the other way?)(Did the horse in the Ferrari logo go the other way?)(Is the Porsche logo off?)(Is the BMW logo off?)(Is the Peugeot logo off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot
5482.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these photos from WW1 not existing?(Did the Messines Mine Explosion not happen?)(Anything else off?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnmfA3zRxD8 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1RPoymt3Jx4 https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-color-photographers-of-world-war-i/ https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/biggest-blast-before-atomic-bombs-messines-world-wa
5483.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember seeds not being able to act like airplanes?(Were they not able to act like helicopters?) https://gfycat.com/SaltyWelllitHammerheadbird
5484.(Music Lyrics change.)"Maybe I'm just like my mother."/"Maybe you're just like my mother."(Any of the other lyrics off?) https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/prince/whendovescry.html
5485.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(Backwards signs, color changes, duplicate signs, sign design flaws.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=44u5x_0C5Gw
5486.(Famous Poker Player name change.)Phil Helmuth/Phil Hellmuth(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Hellmuth
Add-On: Do you remember Edward Munch instead of Edvard Munch?(Was Edvard not a name?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Munch
5487.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the story with Quanah Parker and the Comanche being different?(Any of the geography surrounding the story off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quanah_Parker
5488.(Soda Logo change.)Do you remember the I in Mtn Dew Ice not having a cut in it? http://mountaindew.wikia.com/wiki/Mountain_Dew_Ice
5489.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in HealthPoint being normal?(Were some not slanted?)(Did they all have closed lines?)(Health Point/HealthPoint) http://www.healthpointchc.org
5490.(Product Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in XactAir being normal?(Was the dot in the I normal?)(Is the second A off?)(Anything else off?)(Exact AiXactAir)(Exacto/X-Acto) https://www.air-valet.com http://www.xacto.com/products/cutting-solutions/knives
5491.(Country name change.)Korea/Corea(The latter is now an acceptable spelling.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Korea
5492.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the letters in acronyms such as FBI, and CIA being separated by periods?(Were words such as Scuba, Laser, Nerf, Amphetamine, Gestapo, and Radar not acronyms?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym
5493.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Rome, Italy being Roma, Italy?(Was the ancient city spelled Rome?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome
5494.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Henri Pescarolo dying? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Pescarolo
Add-On: Do you remember some episodes of The X-Files not existing?(Are some episodes missing?)(Are some scenes missing, or off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files
Add-On: Do you remember whales not having knees? https://www.livescience.com/7564-early-whales-legs.html
5495.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember epilepsy not being a common disorder? https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-epilepsy
5496.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Wilford Brimley dying? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Brimley
5497.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember credit card chips being in a different location than they are now?(Anything else off?) https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/emv-faq-chip-cards-answers-1264.php
5498.(Movie Scene change.)Do you remember the scene in This Is Spiral Tap where Nigel says "Brothers always fight." cutting directly to the next scene?(Do you remember the note in Take The Money And Run saying "I have a gub" instead of "I am pointing a gub at you"?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Spinal_Tap https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I674fBVanAA
5499.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being any possibility of growing your teeth back? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/09/end-fillings-sight-scientists-find-alzheimers-drug-makes-teeth/
Add-On: Do you remember there not being over 2000 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh?(Was there only a few hundred?)(Anything else surrounding his story off?)(Do you remember not having to put a space between a period and parentheses?) https://www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org/the-complete-works.html?pageno=1
Add-On: Do you remember Significant being spelled Signifigant? http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/significant
Add-on: Do you remember the "I want to believe" poster in The X-Files looking different than it does now?(Were there not different versions?) https://www.amazon.com/FILES-Believe-Mulders-Office-Postedp/B016TW4M38
Add-On: Do you remember Steve Bushemi instead of Steve Buscemi? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Buscemi
Add-On: Do you remember Madonna having a stepfather and being abused in her early life? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer)
5500.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Yukon Cornelius not having a gun in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer? http://christmas-specials.wikia.com/wiki/Yukon_Cornelius
5501.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the first Mickey Mouse cartoon being Steamboat Willie instead of Plane Crazy?(Was it Steamboat Willy?) http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/the-daily-disney/orl-mickey-mouse-photos-photogallery.html
Add-On: Do you remember "Too cold." instead of "Too bold." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UG3VcCAlUgE
Add-On: Do you remember In' not being a thing?(Was it rarely used?) https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/59653/ing-vs-in-ending
Add-On: Do you remember beluga whales looking gray instead of white?(Did they not use fat rolls to steer?)(Do any bear colors look off?)(Were their ears not as big?)(Was their hair not as long?)(Do sloth bears look even more off than before?)(Do sun bears look even more off than before?)(Do Asiatic black bears look even more off than before?)(Do spectacled bears look even more off than before?)(Did bears not look like lions and dogs?)(Did they not purr?)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sIDqSGd4PnM
5502.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Golden State Warriors being located in San Francisco instead of Oakland? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_State_Warriors
Add-On: Do you remember these logos being different?(Safeway inverted their colors, Texaco inverted their colors, Target now has a white logo and text.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texaco https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Corporation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safeway_Inc
Add-On: Do you remember William Defoe, or Willem Defoe? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Dafoe
5503.(Music Lyrics change.)"Who knew heaven is a place on Earth?"/Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth."(Do you remember having to capitalize Heaven and Hell?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven_Is_a_Place_on_Earth
5504.(Famous Singer name change.)Jennifer Flowers/Gennifer Flowers (Do you remember "Gennifer" and "Ginnifer" not being names?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gennifer_Flowers
5505.(Spelling change.)BuildozeBulldozer https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldozer
5506.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Enteric nervous system, tusks on animals that didn't have them before, elephant butts , more changes to Statue Of Liberty and Shiva, nictating membranes, photosynthetic sea slug, new pectoral ability, acid spraying ants, planes are now quieter, Palpa lines, Saturn is getting colors, 4 foot rabbits, and Tienanmen Square/Tiananmen Square(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZjS9B4g0k
5507.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being footage from 1888 of the Boer War?(Does any of the footage seem faked?)(Anything else off?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b0l9eunXJCQ
5508.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these animals or things being different or not a thing?(Turkey feathers, Snood, Caruncles and face, Leg Spurs, Breast Beards, pig Wattles, goat beards and Wattles, moose antler shedding and Waddles, eels with glass teeth, Belgian blue cow and cows have big bumps in the front.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sLdefl7c7ps
5509.(Anatomy change.)Do you remember these parts of the brain being different or not a thing?(Amygdala, Putamen, Corpus Callosum, Pituitary Gland, Raphe Nuclei, Fornix.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7a9a3Of5Ps4
5510.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember neck beards not being a thing?(Have old images and videos changed to show neck beards or in other ways?)(Has hair growth changed for you or in general?)(Did lion manes not go all the way under the lion?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5VgJPapO1I
5511.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Stonehenge not having holes and broken stones?(Was it not considered a cemetery with 50000 bones?)(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge
5512.(Famous Painter name change.)Juan Miró/Joan Miró https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Miró
5513.(Famous Painter name change.)Jason Pollock/Jackson Pollock https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Pollock
5514.(Fictional Character name change.)Loise Lane/Louis Lane/Lois Lane https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Lane
5515.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the White House being longer than it is now? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House
5516.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember sheep not having horns? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep
Add-On: Do you remember Abraham Lincoln not having a cross-shaped exit wound above his left eye on Mount Rushmore?(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore
Add-On: Do you remember Fiberware instead of Farberware?(Does the logo look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farberware
Add-On: Do you remember the car John F. Kennedy used and got shot in not being used for 4 other presidents? https://jalopnik.com/why-jfks-limousine-stayed-in-service-for-13-years-afte-1469629419
5517.(T.V. Show Quote change.)"You don't make friends with salad."/"You don't win friends with salad." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0L2_RvXVMxE
5518.(Anatomy change.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Acromion, Coracoid, Glenoid Cavity, Pectoral Girdle, and the two fissures in the skull are spreading everywhere.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Fl9GvMML8
5519.(Fictional Character name change.)Amy Biwas/Shama Biwas http://mrrobot.wikia.com/wiki/Trenton
Add-On: Do you remember the Inception music being in the actual movie? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inception
5520.(Music Lyrics change.)"Carrie, things may change my plans."/"Carrie, things they change my friend."("I've been unkind. I wish I could explain."/"Of being unkind. I wish I could explain.')("Somewhere out there where the lights go down."/'Somewhere above where the lights go down.") https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/europe/carrie.html
5521.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember dead zones not being a thing?(Were they not as big?)(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_zone_(ecology)
5522.(New species.)Have you heard of the Argonaut? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_(animal)
5523.(Snack name change.)Swiss Cake Roll/Swiss Roll https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_roll
Add-On: Do you remember Costa Rica being just an island?(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica
5524.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember moray eels not having two mouths? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moray_eel
5525.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Cinderella having ears in the original movie the whole time? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/people-noticed-something-alarming-cinderellas-12659988
5526.(Phantom t.v. show quote.)Do you remember Daffy Duck being the one who said "Of course you know this means war?'? instead of Bugs Bunny?(Was the quote always "Of course you realize this means war?"?) https://www.whosampled.com/tv/Merrie-Melodies/Of-Course,-You-Realize-This-Means-Wa
5527.(Phantom t.v. show quote.)Do you remember Principal Skinner saying "Pathetic." in The Simpsons?(Did he say specifically in the scene the meme is based off of?) http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/principals-skinner-pathetic
5528.(Famous Singer name change.)Paul MacCartney/Paul MacCartney https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney
5529.(Phantom t.v. show quote.)Do you remember Zoidberg saying "What about Zoidberg?" in Futurama? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama
5530.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the American flag emblem on uniforms always having the stars on the left? https://emblem.legion.org/mobile/American-Flags/departments/756/
5531.(Music Lyrics change.)"We're just another brick in the wall."/Their just another brick in the wall."/"You're just another brick in the wall."(Other lyrics?) https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-another-brick-in-the-wall-part-2-lyrics
5532.(Famous Painter name change.)Leonardo Da Vinci/Leonardo da Vinci(Were initials in names always capitalized?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci
5533.(Famous Actor name change.)Willy Ames/Willy Aames/Willie Ames/Willie Aames https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Aames
5534.(Famous Actor name change.)Keifer Sutherland/Kiefer Sutherland https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiefer_Sutherland
5535.(Famous Actress name change.)Angelica Huston/Anjelica Huston(Houston?)(Was Anjelica never an acceptable spelling of Angelica?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anjelica_Huston
5536.(Famous Actress name change.)Shirley McClaine/Shirley MacLaine(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_MacLaine
5537.(Famous Actor name change.)Danny Devito/Danny DeVito https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_DeVito
5538.(Famous Actor name change.)Donald Pleasance/Donald Pleasence https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Pleasence
5539.(Famous Actor name change.)Mathew Lillard/Matthew Lillard https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Lillard
5540.(Famous Actress name change.)Eliza Cuthbert/Elisha Cuthbert https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Cuthbert
5541.(Famous Actress name change.)Darryl Hannah/Daryl Hannah(Was Daryl never an acceptable spelling of Darryl?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Hannah
5542.(Movie name change.)Jack PreacheJack Reacher https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reacher_(film)
5543.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Count Dracula looking older?(Was he scarier looking?)(Was he darker or more pale?)(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Dracula
5544.(Date change.)Do you remember 12 Years A Slave being released in 2014 or 2015 instead of 2013?(Was Brad Pitt not in the movie?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Years_a_Slave_(film)
Add-On: Do you remember Buggs Bunny instead of Bugs Bunny? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny
5545.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(More changes to Shiva, more changes to Mona Lisa, cloth in The Last Supper, more changes to R2-D2, more bird fish, city penguins, how sperm whales sleep, green spoon worms, funnel web spiders, more changes to Mount Rushmore, giant swarms of midges, more changes to the Sphinx, Mozilla Firefox logo is based on red panda, Dianne Feinstein, Redd Fox, Binturong smells like popcorn, images of Martian sky showing blue sky and dirt is less rec, Elisabeth being an acceptable spelling of Elizabeth, Nicklas, Nicklaus, or Nicolas instead of Nickolas or Nicholas, Barbra instead of Barbara, Dmitry, Dmitri, Dmitrii, Dimitry, Dimitrii instead of Dimitri, Johnathan instead of Jonathan, early sunrises, and organic-type materials found on Mars.)(Video below.)(Was Dianne not an acceptable spelling of Diane?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OaI1D4vmumE
5546.(Fictional Character name change.)Lord Valdemort/Lord Voldemort https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Voldemort
5547.(Movie name change.)Boyz In The Hood/Boyz N The Hood(Other names?)(Song too?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyz_n_the_Hood
5548.(Clothing Company name change.)Carhardt/Carhart/Carhartt(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carhartt
5549.(Spelling change.)Perogative/Prerogative http://www.dictionary.com/browse/prerogative
5550.(Video Game name change.)Saints Row: Get Out Of Hell/Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_Row:_Gat_out_of_Hell
5551.(Tower name change.)Glenfell/Grenfell https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenfell_Tower_fire
5552.(Fruit name change.)Avacado/Advacado/Advocado/Avocado https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado
5553.(Company name change.)Jacob's/McVitie's(Was there no apostrophe?) https://www.amazon.com/McVities-Club-Orange-Chocolate-Pack/dp/B007E994R0
Add-On: Do you remember Wilderbeast or Wilderbeest? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildebeest
5554.(Mythical Creature name change.)Warewolf/Werewolf(Anything else off?)(Was it Ware instead of Were for other animals?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf
5555.(Famous Actor name change.)Robert Pattison/Robert Pattinson https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pattinson
5556.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Matthew Vaughn directing Thor instead of Kenneth Branagh? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_(film)
5557.(Famous Singer name change.)Cheryl Crow/Sheryl Crow(Did names such as Sheri, Sherri, Sherry, and Sheryl only start with a C and never an S?)(Did she sing What If God Was One Of Us and not Joan Osborne?)(Have you heard of Joan Osborne?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Crow
5558.(Spelling change.)Pavilion/Pavilion https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavilion
5559.(Video Game name change.)Grand Tourismo/Grand Turismo/Gran Tourismo/Gran Turismo(Grand Torino/Gran Torino) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Turismo_(series) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Torino
5560.(Fictional Character name change.)JafaaJafar http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Jafar
5561.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Natalie Imbruglia getting a number 1 with the song "Torn"?(Was it not released earlier by Edna Swap?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Imbruglia
Add-On: Do you remember the Hawaiian language not using apostrophes in certain words and names such as Hawai'i? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_language
5562.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there only being 10 Commandments?(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments
5563.(City name change.)Manhatten, New York/Manhattan, New York(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan
5564.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Belt Of Venus not being a thing? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_of_Venus
5565.(Supervillain name change.)Doctor Silvana/Doctor Sivana https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Sivana
Add-On: Do you remember the tip of the thumb not being as pointy?(Anything else off about the bones of the thumb?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VGcpo56dX-4
5566.(Famous Actress name change.)Cybil Shepherd/Cybill Shepherd https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybill_Shepherd
5567.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember any of the scenes in EuroTrip being different?(Does the logo look off?)(Euro Trip/EuroTtip) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EuroTrip
5568.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember sirens being half woman and half fish instead of part bird?(Is the way they kill sailors different now?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siren_(mythology)
5569.(New species.)Have you heard of Rainbow Lobsters? https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending-now/see-eyepopping-rainbowcolored-lobster-escapes-death-now-on-display-at-aquarium/770781652
5570.(Movie name change.)Fists Of Fury/Fist Of Fury https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fist_of_Fury
5571.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember double rainbows being more rare than they are now?(Were they not a thing?) https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weatheatmospheric/double-rainbows-rare.htm
5572.(Ship name change.)SS Edmond Fitzgerald/SS Edmund Fitzgerald(Do you remember Edmund, and Edmunds not being acceptable spellings of Edmond, and Edmonds?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Edmund_Fitzgerald
Add-On: Do you remember McDonald's getting their domain name from a fight with a Scottish family?(Anything else off?) https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5180537
Add-On: Do you rememberv gemstones not being able to rain down on Earth? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kīlauea
5573.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember horses and cows not being able to sit like dogs? https://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/forum/discussion-forums/horse-care/117023-horse-sitting-up-while-getting-up-condition
Add-On: Do you remember the Robot from Lost In Space being different?(Has he changed again?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_(Lost_in_Space)
5574.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Balloonfest '86 not being a thing? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloonfest_'86
5575.(Famous Singer name change.)Tammy Faye BakeTammy Faye Bakker(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammy_Faye_Messner
5576.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember candy colored lobsters not being a thing? https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2018/06/17/crazy-cotton-candy-colored-lobster-is-a-one-in-100-million-catch
Add-On: Do you remember Vincent van Gogh cutting his left ear?(Was it his right?)(Were there not paintings of both sides?)(Was the "Van" in his name capitalized?)(Anything else about the ear cutting incident off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh
5577.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember nettles only causing itches and stings instead of shocking you?(Neetle/Nettle) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urtica_dioica
5578.(Album name change.)Atom Mother Heart/Atom Heart Mother https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_Heart_Mother
5579.(Organization name change.)Susan G. Coleman For The Cure/Susan G. Komen For The Cure(Other spellings?)(Did it not go by so many names?)(Anything else off?)(Do any of the logos look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_G._Komen_for_the_Cure
5580.(Company name change.)Ghiradelli/Ghirardelli(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghirardelli_Chocolate_Company
5581.(Company name change.)Lindor & Sprüngli/Lindt & Sprüngli(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?)(Did it not go by other names?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindt_%26_Sprüngli
Add-On: Do you remember Russell Steven instead of Russell Stover?(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Stover_Candies
5582.(Soda name change.)Saspirilla/Sarsaparilla(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarsaparilla_(soft_drink)
5583.(Fish name change.)Beta/Betta https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish
5584.(Family name change.)Waynes/Wayans(Damien Wayans/Damion Wayans/Damon Wayans)(My Wife And Family/My Wife And Kids)(Do you remember words such as "the", "of", and "a" being capitalized in titles?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayans_family
5585.(Neighborhood name change.)Bell AiBell-AiBel-AiBel Air(William Smith/Willard Smith)(Do you remember Will or Carlton getting shot in the series finale?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel_Air,_Los_Angeles
5586.(Famous Wrestler name change.)Rick FlaiRic Flair(Was Ric never an acceptable spelling of Rick?)(Are any of these other alternative spellings of names off?)(Willem instead of William, Wil instead of Will, Clayre instead of Claire, Cari, or Keri instead of Carrie,(Carrie Hilson/Cari Hilson/Keri Hilson)Joeseph or Josef instead of Joseph, Jo instead of Joe, Arron or Arin instead of Aaron or Erin, Valarie instead of Valerie, Kole instead of Cole, Wayans instead of Waynes, Mattis instead of Mathis, Mathew instead of Matthew, Maddy instead of Maddie, Nieko or Nicko instead of Nico, Nickole instead of Nicole, Michele instead of Michelle, Mitchel instead of Mitchell, Cheng instead of Chang, Minh instead of Min, Arianna instead of Ariana, Zac or Zak instead of Zach or Zack(Zack Efron/Zach Efron/Zac Efron), Nik or Nic instead of Nick, Jimi or Jimmie instead of Jimmy, Rodrigues instead of Rodriguez, Hanna instead of Hannah, Jayde, instead of Jade, Gerrie or Gerry instead of Jerry, Garry instead of Gary, Foxx instead of Fox, Redd instead of Red,, Cristina instead of Christina, Charley instead of Charlie,(Charlie Pride/Charley Pride)Tommie instead of Tommy, Bettie instead of Betty, Debbie instead of Debby(Debby Reynolds/Debbie Reynolds), Johnnie or Jonny instead of Johnny, Bryan instead of Brian,(Brian Cranston/Bryan Cranston)Jayce instead of Jace, Viktoriia or Viktoria instead of Victoria, Vickie or Vicki instead of Vicky,(Vicky Vale/Vickie Vale/Viki Vale)Vic or Vik instead of Vick,(Vick Mensa/Vic Mensa)Margret instead of Margaret, Sommer instead of Summer(Summer Ray/Sommer Ray)Davy instead of Davey, Jaime instead of Jamie(There wasn't a masculine or feminine equivalent so all females and males with the name Jaime are a change.), Stefanie, Steffanie, Stefannie or Stephannie instead of Stephanie,(Other spellings?)Teri, Terri or Terrie instead of Terry, Shari as another S spelling of Cheri(Cheri's/Shari's), Immanuel instead of Emmanuel, Karol or Carole instead of Carol, Karl instead of Carl,(Carl Marx/Karl Marx)Kurtis instead of Curtis, Dwyane instead of Dwayne, Richie instead of Ritchie, Griffin and Griffith instead of Griffen(Family Guy), Mayer instead of Meyer(John MeyeJohn Mayer), Kourtney or Courteney instead of Courtney,(Courtney Kardashian/Kourtney Kardashian) Khloe instead of Chloe,(Chloe Kardashian/Khloe Kardashian)Elliott instead of Eliot or Elliot(Chris Elliot/Chris Elliott), Lindsey instead of Lindsay, Harrelson instead of Harrison, Thom instead of Tom, Piers instead of Pierce, Robby instead of Robbie,(Robbie Benson/Robby Benson)Tobey instead of Toby, Rudolf instead of Rudolph, Adolf instead of Adolph, Usama or Usaama instead of Osama(Osama Bin Laden/Usama Bin Laden)(His name changes in translation.)(Was "Bin" capitalized?) Kimberley or Kimberlie instead of Kimberly, Meagan, Meghan and Megyn instead of Megan (Megan TrainoMeghan Trainor)Garret and Garett instead of Garrett, Emmet instead of Emmett, Denise instead of Denice?(Everyone with an alternative spelling to their name including special cases are all changes.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_Flair
Add-On: Do you remember the Count from Sesame Street not having a monocle? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_von_Count
5587.(Condiment name change.)Ranch/Ranch Dressing https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranch_dressing
5588.(Condiment name change.)Catsoup/Catsup/Ketchup(Do you remember Catsup never becoming Ketchup?)(Did Catsup and Ketchup not both exist at the same time?) https://writingexplained.org/catsup-vs-ketchup-difference
5589.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Moscow Metro dogs, honeymoon nosebleeds, wombat cubic poops, kinkajous, more lobsters and colors (Were the plurals for Crab, Lobster and Shrimp actually Crab, Lobster, and Shrimp?), unalienable vs inalienable rights, cats drink seawater and do they still bury poop, black widows eat mice, rikki tikki tavi, blucifer, teeth cleaning fish, clathrus archeri, monster bullfrog tadpole, neoteny, candle flames contain nanodiamonds, reticulate, dipping hand in boiling water, thecacera pacifica Pikachu sea slug, Hogweed is even more dangerous than before, Uyuni salt flats, nasal cycle, tons of new Australian species, Wally World vs Walley World(Was it Wally's World or Walley's World?)in National Lampoon's, not all cows and horses sleep standing up and cow tipping is now a myth and/or doesn't work, whales sleep vertical, underwater cleaning stations are different and predators are friendly, Celebrities In Cars Drinking Coffee/Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee(Other names?), more weird fish and eels, Megan Fox toe thumbs, caterpillar snake, Matrix movie intro,(Matrix/The Matrix)friendly alligator, Milgram and Stanford prison experiment debunked with all other psych experiments, World Cup fans cause earthquake.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5ANdRxDrC6I
5590.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Konica Minolta being normal? http://logos.wikia.com/wiki/Konica_Minolta
5591.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Brother Industries being a Swiss brand instead of Japanese? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Industries
5592.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember number measurements not being different in other countries?(Did certain numbers not go by other names?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,000,000,000
5593.(Company name change.)Wedgewood/Wedgwood(Does the logo look off?) https://www.wedgwood.com/
Add-On: Do you remember Cybill Shepard instead of Cybill Shepherd https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybill_Shepherd
Add-On: Do you remember Curiosity&curiouser?(Other names?) https://m.youtube.com/usepoijkluh
5594 .(Famous Singer name change.)Elliot Smith/Elliott Smith https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Smith
5595.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the North Star being in a different location? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaris
5596.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember $10 bills not being more yellow than other bills?(Were $100 bills not more blue than other bills?)(Anything else off about certain bills?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_ten-dollar_bill https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_one_hundred-dollar_bill
5597.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the T not being silent in Soften?(Did words like it not have silent Ts?)(Did Moisten not have a silent T?)(Was Harassment pronounced differently for you?)(Roomate/Roommate) http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/soften http://www.dictionary.com/browse/moisten
5598.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there being a scandal with a Coca-Cola plant in France where a man complained of discomfort?(Anything else off?) https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/a-wee-rat-problem/
5599.(Date change.)Do you remember Sober Up by AJR being released in 2008-2010?(Other songs they released?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sober_Up
5600.(Famous Actress name change.)Evangeline Lily/Evangeline Lilly(Was Lilly not an acceptable spelling of Lily?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangeline_Lilly
5601.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Dark snow and other types, new types of lightning, salt pans of Maras, spotted lake in Canada, pitch lake, pythons regurgitate trachea, snakes have 4 rows of teeth and their heads aren't heart shaped anymore, rabbit ear barnacles, Seiche waves, China builds copycat of Paris, Potoo bird, brinicles, more weird colored bodies of water, fish with human teeth, weird spider, otter juggling, python lower jaw separation and independent movement, squid attacks, snakes drink water, ancient civilizations didn't die out, human ears are different, cuttlefish face grabber, Once Upon A Timeline's home elevation changed, crocodiles can climb trees, and Statue Of Liberty and Mount Rushmore and Shiva have changed.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6K4oqqPVlI8
Add-On: Do you remember the Shroud Of Turin not showing the back of Jesus?(Did it not go by other names?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shroud_of_Turin
5602.(Commercial Quote change.)"When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen."/"When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EF_Hutton
Add-On: Do you remember the video before the one titled being Recent Mandela Effects 05 being the video that was titled Recent Mandela Effects 05? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PYEuu86P3a4
5603.(Music Lyrics change.)"She gets, she gets, she gets, she gets, yeah!"/"She gets high. She gets high. She gets high. She gets high, yeah!"(Anything else off about the lyrics?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Break_On_Through_(To_the_Other_Side)
5604.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Kip from Napoleon Dynamite not having braces?(Chip Dynamite/Kip Dynamite)(Was his full name just Kip or Chip and not Kipland?) http://napoleondynamite.wikia.com/wiki/Kip_Dynamite
5605.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"You're gonna make it after all."/"You just might make it after all."(Other lyrics?)(Did a man sing it?)(Anything else off?) https://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/televisiontvthemelyrics-50s60s70s/marytylermooreshow.htm
Add-On: Do you remember Leonardo da Vinci writing his signature backwards?(Does it look different?)(Has The Vitruvian Man changed again?)(Was it only known as Vitruvian Man?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci
5606.(Movie Quote change.)"Don't touch it! It's pure evil!"/"It's evil! Don't touch it!"(Other quotes?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IoNnFEAj7p8
5607.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Boots from Dora The Explorer not having yellow at the end of his tail? http://dora.wikia.com/wiki/Boots
5608.(Song Title change.)Memories/Memory(Any of the lyrics off?) https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/barbrastreisand/memory.html
5609.(Logo change.)Do you remember the A in the Avengers logo not having an arrow on it?(Anything else off?)(Does the other word logo look off?)(Was the movie series known as The Avengers and not just Avengers?) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Symbol_from_Marvel%27s_The_Avengers_logo.svg
5610.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Local sign letters and font changing?)(Videos below.)(Does the YouTube channel name seem off?)(Is Unbiased & On The Fence off with their channel logo?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TBBj1DrzAHw https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4hIldNrWwFQ
5611.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being plants or seeds that explode to survive? http://www.dorkly.com/post/74822/x-weird-ass-plants-that-explode-to-survive
5612.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Dipsy from Teletubbies not being black?(Any of the other Teletubbies seem off in terms of overall color?) http://teletubbies.wikia.com/wiki/Dipsy
5613.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Hostels not being a thing? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostel
5614.(Fictional Store name change.)Lucky Aid/Lucky Aide http://malcolminthemiddle.wikia.com/wiki/Craig_Feldspar
Add-On: Do you remember there not being 7 other Stonehenge-like monuments in the world? https://www.fromthegrapevine.com/travel/stonehenge-not-alone-7-ancient-megaliths-youve-never-seen
Add-On: Do you remember the gash in the Pyramid Of Menkaure being smaller?(Were words like "A", "The", and "Of" always capitalized in titles?)(Was there no gash?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_of_Menkaure
Add-On: Do you remember Mister Rogers not giving the middle finger in his show?(Did the song not require you to use your middle finger?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc
5615.(Spelling change.)Liverworst/Liverwurst(Other spellings?)(Did it not go by other names?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverwurst
5616.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember hamburger relish not being a thing? https://m.mybrands.com/Brands/Del-Monte-Pickles-Relish/Del-Monte-Relish-Hamburger-12-oz
5617.(Movie name change.)Who Framed Roger Rabbit?/Who Framed Roger Rabbit https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit
5618.(Spelling change.)Marshall/Marshal https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marshals_Service
5619.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Three Secrets Of Fatima being different?(Were the first and second not merged together?)(Did the other secret not appear as a vision of Hell?)(Was the third secret never revealed?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Secrets_of_Fátima
Add-On: Do you remember mind controlling parasites not being a thing?(Are there more types in more places now?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UnmyTUnHi00
Add-On: Do you remember Stonehenge not being white? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge
Please consider playing this while reading. And just in case, no I don't own any of the links in this post. :) Prologue
Hello everyone. My name is u/InfernoxGaming
, and I am a
massive shitposting faggot
avid Metal Gear enthusiast. I have played Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
for probably close to six hundred hours, and I have finally realized I do not care for the game anymore. So let me preface my story by telling you my honest opinion: Metal Gear Solid V is...
unfinisheda great storytelling experience that is fully complete
boringable to keep your attention for close to five hundred hours (that's as many as twenty days)
and broken as hellok i cant defend this shit
Despite all this, playing the game enough will fill you a feeling of wanting more! You will want what you know you cannot get: more in-game content that is satisfying! So many FOBs, so much replayed missions, just so much content, and nothing to play! You are feeling THE PHANTOM PAINS
. But you are not alone; you can escape this pain, and that's without
Adderall and a whole bottle of tequila
Noctocyanin and Phantom Cigars! Let us go into detail as to my story on how I eliminated my Phantom Pain from playing the game, and how you can too! Chapter One: Hideo
Perhaps you bought Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
at launch. Maybe you pre-ordered it. Like me, maybe you bought it at a later date on a whim. Was it on sale for you? Konami would be feeling the Phantom Discount if it was, in which case, you are on your way already to easing your Phantom Pain!
First of all, to eliminate your Phantom Pain, you must first acknowledge it. Check your Steam library or your video game shelf. Is there a MGSV sitting in there? Well, if there is, chances are you have begun playing it! And now those achievements / trophies are waiting for you to max them out! As such, you need to play the single player campaign.
Prepare your body for Keifer Sutherland's amazing vocal parasites, a consistent narrative with memorable locations in each given mission, and plot threads that never dangle their dongle into the vagina of uncertainty. This game will ensure you never have children, meaning you can't feel the Phantom Child
. Honestly, that's a plus, because why spend your hard-earned money on a kid when you could instead be buying Mother Base coins
That's right, Snakes! You could toil away like me for six hundred hours just to get all the gear released up until a year-and-a-half ago, or you could just lube up Konami's Big Green Pachinko Machine with some digital Ben Franklins and ride Pequod's chopper to prosperity within two hundred hours! It's beautiful, isn't it? But spending money isn't enough to remove that Phantom Pain of yours; after all, you still need to farm resources.
This is where you truly need to excel, as only master Gears have the metal to reach that number one spot on the leaderboard. You just need to inject some Red Bull and quit your job. You must play MGSV until you are top of the leaderboard. Invade every FOB. Steal every resource. Kill what will never be yours. Be the Snake that Snake would want you to be, which is the polar opposite of Snake because there is only one Snake but you can be close enough if you want I guess. Need money? Fill out a survey sponsored by Konami, and they'll send you Mother Base coins that can be redeemed for real life currency (1 Bitcoin = 1 Nickel = 1 Upfulton).
Now you have sixteen nukes! MetalGearPatriots
loves you! MetalGearPhilanthropy
loathes you! kojimapro
endorses you! It's the big life being top of the leaderboard!
But even the top can get boring. To have reached this far, invaders are scarce and lost resources are easily reclaimed. You probably have memorized the layout of every base and outpost. Every sheep has been Fultoned by D-Dog, every helicopter shot down by D-Walker, every guard tranquilized by D-Quiet. You even find no joy in procuring more resources, as there's nothing left to use them on. This is the worst part of the Phantom Pains, because you feel as though you must go on: because you can, even though you feel you shouldn't.
But you don't have to. BECAUSE WE GOT METAL GEAR ONLINE 3 BITCHES! Chapter Two: Kojima
Awwwww yeah look at this! Man, my one-month blockade ain't going away anytime soon, so let's look at this new content! You can play with other people online! Survival lobbies are full and brimming with skilled players ready to friend you! Look at this nice Maojin player sending you a neat message on how to get gud at the game! You've made a friend :)
Customize your character! Customize your loadout! Customize your ping! And now you're set to go out with your combat knife and hide in a bush for twenty minutes to get three kills and be at the bottom of the leaderboard but damn are you working for those codenames.
Can't you see how much fun this is? You get four game types! FOUR! That's 400% more multiplayer than the original Metal Gear Solid
had, and if it has more it must be better!
But even you get bored of this after a while. I know I did. Fultoning Nukes, earning medals, and
Host Disconnected. Returning to main menu.
But even you get bored of this after a while. I know I did. Fultoning Nukes, earning medals, and sliding around in cardboard boxes can only entertain you for so long (roughly one hundred hours, give or take how many surveys you need to fill to buy the Quiet DLC). Did you enjoy MGO
and meeting up online with you Reddit buddies? Well I hope you did, because I sure did too! But yet despite swearing off the main campaign, I still felt the Phantom Pains even in MGO3 :(
Well fret not! As I have stated, both single-player and multiplayer will never remove your Phantom Pains, because all they do is increase it. Think about it: what about all that sweet story content lost forever? What about MGO2? Why can't we utilize Revolver Ocelot as a buddy? Why won't u/flashmedallion
return my calls?
I had to cover campaign and multiplayer you see, because now you know both are not the answer! Because the one true way to remove your Phantom Pains from Hideo Konjami's
Swan Song is explained below in Chapter 3 of my Guide!
I’ve always felt a little lost in life, like I never received complete instructions on who I'm supposed to be. Everyone else around me seemed to know exactly who they were. Their lives would fly right by me; their GPS’s locked on to destinations while I just sat idling in the street. In high school I never did any extracurricular activities because I couldn't figure out if I was a sports person or a music person. And it was no different in college. I wandered through four different majors, unable to decide who I wanted to be. I just felt like a blank slate.
And if I was a blank slate, Micah York was The Starry Night - authentic, beautiful, perfect. He was my exact antithesis which is what attracted me to him in the first place. He was born knowing exactly
who he was and what he was about. His confidence and certainty in himself was an all but tangible element of him.
We first met in our freshman year of college; he was a Neuroscience student and I was majoring in History. We dated our sophomore year, after I changed my major to Computer Sciences. We broke up in our junior year, just before I decided I wanted a degree in Psychology, instead. And he asked me a favor our senior year, just after my guidance counselor told me it was too late to switch majors again.
Our last semester of college was beginning soon and Micah had been applying to grad schools. He wanted to get his Masters in Neurobiology and I helped him with the applications when I had time. I knew Micah was under a lot of stress to nail his senior thesis so I was surprised when he asked me over to his house for a “party” that January. I should have known something was up because Micah was a meticulous student and he didn’t throw parties – ever.
When I arrived at his off campus apartment, I considered not even getting out of the car. His flat was dark and quiet, there was definitely no party. Just what was he up to? I picked up my phone to call Micah and beg off but curiosity suddenly got the better of me and I hung up.
When I walked into the familiar TV-less living room I saw two familiar faces and two strange ones.
There was Micah, of course, and Micah’s friend Sean Nichols, an Organic Chemistry major. The other two people were introduced to me as Irina Bradley, another med student, and Holly Bishop, a Philosophy major. Irina the med student scooted over and made room for me on the couch. I sat down hesitantly and waited for Micah to begin whatever it was he was doing. He rose and walked to the middle of the room.
"Thanks for coming, guys. I’m sure you’re wondering why you’re here because, clearly, this isn’t a party. The truth is I have something of vital importance to ask each of you.”
Micah paused, for effect I’m sure, took a deep breath and dropped his voice an octave.
“I have selected each of you to take part in the greatest experiment of not only your lives but perhaps even in human history. I am asking you to take part in my doctoral thesis."
I rolled my eyes. Classic Micah. He may be many things, but humble wasn’t one of them. Jackass appeared to be, though.
"And what is your thesis?" I asked him nonchalantly, as if his previous statement hadn’t been utterly stupid.
"A conclusive essay detailing what happens after human death.”
Irina the med student laughed. Sadly, I knew Micah well enough to know he was being serious.
"How do you intend to prove anything?" I asked. "What kind of experiments have you designed?”
"Well, Bridget, I’m going to kill myself."
The room fell quiet and Micah, mistaking the shocked horror for awed silence, stood a little taller and finally smiled.
"You can't be serious."
"Oh, I am and it's completely reversible. I am going to be the first person in the world
to prove or disprove the existence of an afterlife."
"We," demanded Sean.
"Yes, we. This paper is going to be our ticket into any university in the world. Wars have been waged for centuries over deities and religions and we are going to prove what is scientifically correct beyond a shadow of a doubt!"
"You're an idiot," I sighed and rose from the couch to leave. Irina followed me but Micah beat us to the door.
"Bridget, wait! At least hear all of it before you walk away. Please."
I narrowed my eyes at him and shook my head.
“I want no part in killing anyone. Even you.”
"I'd like to hear how it works." Holly the Philosophy major coolly cut in from her spot on the couch.
"Ah, actually, it's something I
developed." Sean said. "A cocktail of biological and non-biological chemicals. It's been tested and it's safe."
?" Irina asked in horror. "On whom?"
"On local wildlife.”
"So never on a person.” I said.
"Not yet but it is
safe.” Sean said quickly.
"So then how does
it work?" Irina asked. She took a step back toward the couch and that’s when I knew they had her.
Micah gestured to Sean.
"I've developed a poison and a biologic. I call them the Romeo and Juliet serums. Juliet is a poison that kills the body. Romeo is a biologic, or antidote for lack of a better word, that revives it."
"Clinical death will only take place for 30 seconds.” Micah cut in. “No brain damage, no organ damage."
“Yes, it truly is perfectly safe; the body will only be dead for a short time.” Sean confirmed.
"So, Flatliners." I glared at Micah.
"What?" Sean asked.
"Flatliners, it's a movie. The characters kill themselves and bring themselves back. If I recall it didn't work out too well for them in the film. But Micah knows that since he’s obsessed with it.”
"That's a Hollywood movie.” Micah said, dryly. “This is legitimate science." "No, you're Kiefer Sutherland,” I pointed at him, “he's Kevin Bacon," I pointed at Sean, "and I'm Julia fucking Roberts!"
"No," Micah said hotly, "actually she's
Julia fucking Roberts!" He pointed to Holly.
"So am I Oliver Platt, then?" asked Irina.
"No one is Oliver Platt!" Micah yelled.
"Well, if we get to choose I'd rather be Oliver Platt than Kevin Bacon." Sean interrupted.
"Sean, you're fucking Kevin Bacon." Micah spat.
"And you're Keifer Sutherland!" I yelled at him.
"THIS ISN'T FUCKING FLATLINERS!"
I sighed. "So I'm not going under."
"No." Micah looked exasperated.
"Then why am I here?"
Micah combed his hand through his dark brown hair. "Jesus, I've been trying to get to that.”
"Am I going under?" Irina asked.
"No, just me, Sean and Holly."
"And you think she's going to agree
"Actually," Holly interrupted, rising from the couch. "I already have."
"Why?" I gaped at her.
"Because I want to know, I need
to know why I'm here, why any of us are here. I want to know what the soul is and where it goes, I want to hold the keys to human existence, love and suffering, life and death. I want to understand our purpose. And I'm getting paid and it's perfect for my dissertation."
"That's another thing," Micah said quickly, "everyone will get paid."
"How much?" Irina narrowed her eyes at him.
I groaned. $500 was pretty much how short I was on tuition for this semester and Micah knew that. What an ass.
"The Romeo and Juliet serums are safe. They've been tried and tested and they will
work. Sean and I have rented a house on Emerald Street to conduct the experiment. All I need, all I'm asking, is for you to show up, Bridget. Just show up next Saturday."
"And what about me?" asked Irina.
"Irina, I need you to administer the serums and monitor vital signs. Look guys, this whole thing will take less than a minute and then you guys can walk away with your five hundred dollars and a credit on my thesis.” "And what makes your evidence, which is pretty much just your testimony, conclusive?" I asked.
"The serums Sean developed will be available to anyone and everyone and they can repeat my experiment at their leisure."
“But I don’t think that-“
"Please, Bridget, just show up on Saturday."
There wasn't one facet of this little science experiment that didn't make me profoundly uncomfortable. But the way Micah looked at me, the tension in the room, the five hundred dollars...
"I'm not asked, Bridget. I'm begging." Micah grabbed my hands and squeezed.
"I'll think about it."
I wasn't really surprised to find myself at the house on Emerald Street that following Saturday. I'd debated about it all week but in the end - all other factors not withstanding - I was curious. Micah was brilliant, top 1% of his class, several published papers; what if he was right? What if he did see something? People have near death experiences everyday and came back with stories. Micah was going deeper into death than anyone ever had ever come back from before and he was doing it in a controlled environment using an experiment that could be easily duplicated. I mean, who knows?
Micah greeted me at the door with a smile that said he knew I’d come and walked me to the large, barren living room. It sported tan walls, hardwood floors, lots of hospital equipment and 3 cheap looking twin beds.
Sean and Holly were already laying on two of the beds with nervous smiles on their faces and IVs in their arms. Irina was bustling around checking equipment and looking incredibly stressed.
Micah handed me an expensive looking, heavy camera. "The cameras at the end of our beds are already recording – they’re our static cameras. I need you to walk around and record with this one as well. Irina is going to stagger our injections so that she can handle all three of us. You are simply a witness, nothing more."
"Okay... Micah, are sure you want to do this?"
"Bridget, we've been testing this and as long as Romeo is injected in under a minute, which it will be, there is no risk."
"There’s definitely risk, Micah. And near death experiences-"
"This isn't a near
death experience, it's a death
experiment. Look, I know you’re worried, and that’s why I wanted you here, to make sure nothing goes wrong. And even if it does, I have stacks and stacks of notes and narratives proving that this was my
I couldn't think of anything else to say. Any objection I had, Micah would have an answer for. That's just the way he was. There was no stopping him now; I could either be here to see it or be somewhere else to hear about it. I chose to stay.
Micah walked over to stand in front of my camera.
“It’s 12:51PM on Saturday, January 14th. I am Micah York and this is the first attempt of the afterlife experiment.”
Micah walked over to his bed and sat down, letting Irina expertly thread a needle into his vein. He lay back on the pillow and turned to Sean and Holly.
"Remember, guys, as soon as you regain consciousness speak directly to your cameras about what you saw.”
"Okay guys," Irina said with a shaky voice. "Everything is ready."
"Alright,” Micah said, excitedly, “30 seconds, that's all. Irina, as soon as the last of the Juliet leaves the tube, hit this timer." Micah pointed to the digital clocks that were set to 00:30 at the head of each bed. Irina nodded.
"Bridget, you film." I swallowed loudly and nodded too.
"See you on the other side," Micah smiled and gave a thumbs up to Holly and Sean who returned it and then settled back on their beds. I hit record. Irina picked up three red tubes of thick, clear liquid from a nearby table. Steadying her hands, she slowly injected the first tube into Micah's IV, and then hit the timer above him. At the exact moment she did, Micah's heart-rate monitor flat-lined. I jumped at the high-pitched squeal and tried to steady the camera.
Irina hurriedly moved over to Sean and did the same for him and then Holly. Now all three EKG machines were loudly flat-lining. Irina put her hands over her ears for a minute and then pointed to a different monitor. "Get this! Bridget, record this!" It was Micah's EEG and there were zero active brain waves. "Get Holly and Sean's too!"
I could suddenly taste a bitter metal in my mouth and I knew I was beginning to panic. This had been a bad idea, a very bad idea. By the time I looked back over to Micah's timer there was 8 seconds left on it. Irina had already loaded up a green tube, the Romeo biologic, to Micah's IV and was just waiting to push it in.
The chorus of all three EKG machines wildly sounding their alarms was deafening. It was screaming at us: “Do something! DO something! Why are you just standing there? Save them!”
Just when I couldn’t stand it anymore, a different alarm buzzed and Irina injected the Romeo into Micah’s arm. I didn't breathe at all as I waited for Micah's vital monitors to show life. It took less than 5 seconds for the EKG machine to register a spike. And then another. Micah's EEG machine suddenly flared to life as well. I exhaled.
Irina had just stepped over to Sean when Micah suddenly shot up in bed, eyes wide, and opened his mouth. I was so excited and curious that I almost forgot to hold the camera up. I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.
But Micah didn't say anything. He just screamed. The surprise and force of it made me stumble back into a wall. It was the most blood-curling scream I had ever heard. And then, Sean started screaming, too. Micah took no notice of him and threw himself off the bed to the floor, slamming his head on the wood over and over again. Sean had also jumped out of bed and run over to the wall to stand just 2 inches from it, screaming at it, as if he didn't know the wall was there.
My shock quickly gave way to panic. Micah's head was already bloody and the sound it made against the hard oak was sickening.
"Irina, help me!"
Irina, who hadn't moved since Sean had knocked her out of the way, stared at me wide-eyed.
"We need to get him off the floor, he's hurting himself!"
She opened her palm and looked down at the last tube of Romeo biologic as if she'd never seen it before.
"You didn't give that to her yet?! Give that to Holly! Now!" My voice was high and wild. I was holding Micah in my arms while he continued to hit his head against the air, as if the floor were still there. And the screaming, oh God, the screaming.
Both Micah and Sean were splitting my ears open. The horror on Micah's face as he beat his head harmlessly against the air, mouth open in a wide O and the sharp, agonizing terror coming out of Sean was enough to make me my eyes well up in fear. What had happened? What had they seen? The camera, long forgotten, lay discarded under Micah's bed where his flailing legs had kicked it. Irina was doing frantic chest compressions on Holly, tears streaming from her eyes. But I knew it was too late, Holly was lost.
"Irina, Irina, call 911." She didn't stop working on Holly, just continued on like she hadn't heard me. And perhaps she hadn't. The screaming... I let go of Micah just for a moment to grab my phone and he was up and running. He hit the front door and smashing his forehead against the glass.
If Sean noticed us near him, he didn't show it. He just continued that piercing, horrible scream.
Emergency services couldn't hear me on the phone but they had someone at the house within 5 minutes. A very, very long 5 minutes. Irina gave up on Holly at some point and just paced around the room mumbling "I don't understand. I did it right. I don't understand."
They took Sean, Holly and Micah away in an ambulance and they took me and Irina to the police station. They watched the videos. I never graduated but at least I didn't go to prison like Irina. I retreated into myself after her trial and refused to speak to anybody. I spent months holed up in my apartment asking the same question over and over.
What did they see?
And it's not like I could ask them. Sean had screamed until he permanently lost the use of his voice. Now he sits in a room in a hospital facing a wall with his mouth wide open as if he were screaming. And somehow, that's worse than the screaming. He hasn't said or written a word since that day. Micah, he's in a hospital too. Sometimes he screams and sometimes he's quiet. Sometimes he thrashes and sometimes he lies as still as the dead. I have visited them both many times, begging them to tell me what they saw. But my visits were fruitless until this last time.
Yesterday when I visited Micah he was in his screaming stage. I sat with him and let him scream waiting to see if he would transition to one of his catatonic stages so that I could speak. When I was tired of waiting I leaned in close to his ear and I asked him.
"Micah, what did you see?"
His screaming slowly morphed into an insane, uncontrollable laughter I’d never heard before. His doctor, who’d been just outside, came running into the room.
"What did you do?" He asked, alarmed.
“I just asked him a question." I responded, quietly.
"What was the question?"
"I asked him what he saw."
We both noticed the sudden silence at the same time. We slowly turned toward Micah to find him facing us, no expression on his face.
"It's all waiting for you. It's waiting for all of us." Then his mouth fell open into a large O and the laughter slowly began again followed by shrill, horrible screams.
I left the hospital that day wishing I had never come at all, wishing I'm never met Micah. I drove home with tears pouring down my cheeks. What did they see? What’s on the other side? Do I even want to know?
But it really doesn’t matter anymore. Someday I’ll find out. And so will you. C. W.