There’s a Secret Meaning Behind the Division Symbol That You Never Learned in School

hen 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.