Things Everyone Remembers Happening (But Totally Didn't)
In your day-to-day life, you get the impression that your mind and your memory accurately represent the world. That's because your memory is a goddamn liar. Check out these things you're sure of and yet dead wrong about. (click for full) http://goo.gl/0ISv6z
- •The Inception Sound Doesn't Occur In InceptionThe BRAAAM doesn't play during the opening credits, because there are no opening credits. And when we see "Inception" it's just plain white letters on a black background, at the end of the film. And that sound actually doesn't happen even a single time in the film. BRAAAM!
- •Neil Armstrong Didn't Say Something Incredibly Stupid When He First Stepped Onto The MoonEveryone knows the first words spoken when humans first walked on the moon: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The words are poetic, in that they don't make a lick of goddamn sense.
- •Gordon Gekko Never Says "Greed Is Good"What we remember, however, is actually a paraphrase of the actual Gekko quote, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." The thing to notice here isn't so much that we get the quote wrong: It's an understandable tightening up to make the line more quotable. The thing to notice is that people repeat it over and over with no idea that it's a paraphrase. People are 100 percent confident that the actual quote is "Greed is good," despite being 100 percent wrong about it.
- •Tom Cruise Didn't Lose His Shit On Oprah's CouchThe interview taken as a whole shows Cruise jumping up and standing on the couch before hopping back down one second later. He does that twice in a 40-minute interview. So what happened to him jumping up and down, yelling about how much he loves her? We made that up. We created that memory after watching repetitive cuts on YouTube, obviously edited for comedic effect.