The Thinker — or how the “Mandela Effect” gave him second and third thoughts

Fist-to-forehead… but what’s The Thinker doing?

Something is amiss!

Unbiased & on the Fence:
The Thinker, clearly having second thoughts
The mirror is broken.
With his fist on his forehead?
Forehead resting on his clenched fist?


George Bernard Shaw

I…I merely meant, Your Majesty, that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark.

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth fans copy his pose in unusual locations

Auguste Rodin on “The Thinker”

IBM Personal System 2 (1989)

Some side-eye action

Even more evidence

Again, no one gets the pose right.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.



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Nathaniel Hébert

Nathaniel Hébert


Creative Director of Winter-Hébert, a design studio located in the wilds of rural Quebec, with a focus on print, visual identities, and typography.