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The Rashomon Effect illustration: a smashed bottle and its contents lie strewn on the ground. Each individual present recounts how this happened and their stories are not the same.

The Rashomon effect

The name given to situations where people can give mutually contradictory versions of the same event. Named after the 1950’s Japanese film Rashomon which hinges on four conflicting descriptions of the same incident. Also commonly seen on the football field.

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