Is there a Mandela effect going on in science? Chris takes Vanadium on a dive into some legitimate mysteries in the world of chemistry and crystallography, referencing the work of Rupert Sheldrake, the strange legal history of ampicillin, Kurt Vonnegut’s’ Cat’s Cradle and the unexplained changing melting point of xylitol observed over decades. Crystal compounds are synthesized across the world reliably for decades before being suddenly transformed one day due to mysterious “seeds.” Sometimes the conclusions in even the hardest sciences aren’t that concrete.