When you scroll through your Twitter feed, you probably expect the same sort of thing every day. Celebrity news, trending hashtags, and the latest ridiculous thing Donald Trump said. What you may not expect to see is a bunch of math nerds geeking out about symbols. It isn't every day that a mathematical doodle blows up on Twitter, but somehow, that's exactly what happened for the division symbol — or obelus — this week.
As you grow up, you learn a lot of things that blow your mind. Like the fact that there's an arrow hiding in the FedEx logo.
It’s always been there! How could you have missed it?
Now, you’ll never be able to unsee it.
There's also the fact that the Amazon logo has an arrow pointing from "a" to "z."
It’s supposed to show that Amazon carries everything under the sun (or everything from A to Z). It’s also a smile!
Here's another one: Did you know there are tabs on the ends of boxes of aluminum foil that you can pop in so the roll doesn't come out?
Same goes for boxes of plastic wrap.
Your food storage game just got taken to the next level.
And no one can forget the day they first learned that Carly Rae Jepsen is older than Adele.
And Ted Cruz is younger than Jennifer Lopez.
Well, you're about to have another mind-blowing realization.
This one is about the division symbol (technically called an obelus).
This little symbol has a very interesting history…