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View Poll Results: Which way do you remember it?
Berenstein Bears 154 77.00%
Berenstain Bears 30 15.00%
I Don't Remember 16 8.00%
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:47 AM   #76
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:12 AM   #77
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All copies on aBey have an "e".

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Old 08-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #78
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if we could poinpoint the exact time we swapped universes it would go a long way towards figuring out how the swap was made
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:23 AM   #79
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I have a picture of me as a child holding up a book spelled -stain
Post pic or parallel uni
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:31 AM   #80
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a moment that has always stuck with me as a "glitch" was when i was in 1st or 2nd grade, in the library period of elementary school (we went to the library in the school once a week to check out some books). Anyway, it was at the end of the period and the teacher was just talking to the students. She asked a question and a girl responded "George Washington" I wish i could remember the question itself, but all i can remember was it was definitely NOT the right answer. I can remember getting that "WTF?" look on my face and looking around but no one else in the class was disturbed by the girl's response at all, they all thought she gave the correct answer. but i know that she didn't. It wasn't a case of me just being dumb either, the question was something where George Washington would make no sense as a response whatsoever, like "What's 5 times 4? Oh, George Washington!. To this day I always think back to that moment as the strangest most inexplicable moment of my entire life

tl;dr: I was temporarily ported into a parallel universe during elementary school library where George Washington was the correct answer to 5*4
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:44 AM   #81
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People saying "I remember the A" or looking at pictures are missing the point.

When the timeline changed, all the e's actually became a's. It even did in your memories. It was supposed to in all of our memories, but it clearly didn't which is why this is such a big deal.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:30 PM   #82
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Under hypnosis, some people can remember the exact instance where they started reading the book with an E and when they put it down they were like wait wtf it's an A!? There's no reasonable explanation for that other than parallel universe switching.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:04 PM   #83
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I remember it every solidly as Bernstein. You could have won money off me with Berenstein or Berenstain.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:14 PM   #84
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C'mon, "Bernstein" would be ridiculous, as it doesn't even sound like "Bear". The whole point of it is the name sounding a good last name for a bear family; I'm sure that's how the writers originally got the idea.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:15 PM   #85
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I never made the bear connection once. I always just called them "The Bernstein Bears" in my mind. I really feel like I could poll my friends and they'd say the same thing.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:20 PM   #86
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It really does seem like they avoided using that 3rd 3 to keep away from them possibly being Jewish.
Yeah this. Just like how no one in Seinfeld or Friends was originally Jewish when the shows started.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:24 PM   #87
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I never made the bear connection once. I always just called them "The Bernstein Bears" in my mind. I really feel like I could poll my friends and they'd say the same thing.
Ok quick poll of my friends just confirms that I am a weirdo.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:28 PM   #88
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I don't believe anyone seriously believes the parallel reality explanation, because that would mean rather than being a normal sane person and going "Huh, must have remembered that weird. The brain's a funny thing that way" people need to construct fantastical explanations to protect their seemingly infallible memories.
Id milk every tit I could find and put it all on there being people who seriously believe the parallel reality explanation.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:34 PM   #89
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A decent chunk of the population believes in magic.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:11 PM   #90
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Id milk every tit I could find and put it all on there being people who seriously believe the parallel reality explanation.

How can you discount it so easily? I have yet to see a single piece of evidence contradicting that theory.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:15 PM   #91
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C'mon, "Bernstein" would be ridiculous, as it doesn't even sound like "Bear". The whole point of it is the name sounding a good last name for a bear family; I'm sure that's how the writers originally got the idea.
Are you now claiming that in the other universe the bears' surname was Berenstain / Berenstein? Their surname was Bear, and now I'm doubting that you ever read the books at all.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:42 PM   #92
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No, actually I didn't read the books as a child, but I may have read them once or twice to my little sister. I just assumed the last name of the bear family was that. Even if not, I'm still sure that's how the authors got the idea.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:42 PM   #93
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In a somewhat strange coincidence, we had a pet bear when I was a child. One day, he peed on the carpet. The mark is still there. If this evidence doesn't contradict the universe-switching theory, I don't know what does.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:48 PM   #94
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A pet bear?!
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Old 08-15-2015, 04:50 PM   #95
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How can you discount it so easily? I have yet to see a single piece of evidence contradicting that theory.
Because the universe and everything in it was only created last thursday
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Old 08-15-2015, 04:53 PM   #96
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A pet bear?!
It was actually a drunk uncle that molested him. His mind has changed the narrative of his memories to repress what happened.
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:01 PM   #97
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How can you discount it so easily? I have yet to see a single piece of evidence contradicting that theory.
The true mind-blowing question is: How the hell did Rastamouse hijack El D's account?
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Because the universe and everything in it was only created last thursday

Whoa!
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:45 PM   #99
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I thought about asking my wife about this the other day but I thought better of it. What if it was always spelled with an A for her? Better to not know.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:26 PM   #100
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This discovery doesn't just prove the existence of a parallel universe, it proves the existence of the soul. If our consciousness and memories were just emergent phenomena stemming from interactions between neurons in the brain, then our memories would have switched over too, and we wouldn't be having this conversation.

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