rap battle! between the impossible mind game, the game, and the fake mandela effect. who will win in this battle of mind games?

Serena as The Game

Quizzique as Mandela Effect

Written, Edited & Art by TripleStabber

Mixed by Serena

Beat by 2Deep

the game is a mental game where the objective is to avoid thinking about the game itself. thinking about the game constitutes a loss, which must be announced each time it occurs. it is impossible to win most versions of the game. depending on the variation of the game, the whole world, or all those aware of the game, are playing it all the time. tactics have been developed to increase the number of people aware of the game and thereby increase the number of losses.

false memories can sometimes be shared by multiple people. this phenomenon was dubbed the “mandela effect” by paranormal researcher fiona broome, who reported having vivid and detailed memories of news coverage of south african anti-apartheid leader nelson mandela dying in prison in the 1980s. (mandela actually died in 2013, after serving as president of south africa from 1994 to 1999.) broome reported that since 2010 “perhaps thousands” of other people had written online about having the same memory of mandela’s death, and she speculated that the phenomenon could be evidence of parallel realities. one well-documented example of shared false memories comes from a 2010 study that examined people familiar with the clock at bologna centrale railway station, which was damaged in the bologna massacre bombing in august 1980. in the study, 92% of respondents falsely remembered the clock had remained stopped since the bombing when, in fact, the clock was repaired shortly after the attack. years later the clock was again stopped and set to the time of the bombing, in observance and commemoration of the bombing. other examples include memories of the title of the berenstain bears children’s books being spelled berenstein, the logo of clothing brand fruit of the loom featuring a cornucopia, and the existence of a 1990s movie titled shazaam starring comedian sinbad as a genie. the false memories of shazaam have been explained as a confabulation of real memories, possibly including: the comedian wearing a genie-like costume during a tv marathon of sinbad the sailor movies in 1994, the 1996 film kazaam featuring a genie played by basketball star shaquille o’neal, and a late 1960s animated series about a genie called shazzan. likewise, false memories of mandela’s death could be explained as the subject confabulating him with steve biko, another prominent south african anti-apartheid activist who died in prison in 1977. scientists suggest that these are examples of false memories shaped by similar cognitive factors affecting multiple people and families, such as social and cognitive reinforcement of incorrect memories or false news reports and misleading photographs that influence the formation of memories based on them.