This is right up there with the moment you realised ‘the Beatles’ is a pun
Well, we never did.
i just found out that the division symbol (÷) is just a blank fraction with dots replacing the numerator and denominator. oh my god.
— abdul 🚀 (@Advil) September 11, 2017
Turns out that was only the start.
The = symbol was specifically designed to be two lines of visibly equal length. Unbeatable design.
— Derwin McGeary (@derwinmcgeary) September 11, 2017
in addition to the percent % there is also a ‰ for thousandths and ‱ for ten thousandths
— 🇺🇸 vex addict 🇺🇸 (@valrus) September 12, 2017
‰ is called the permille while ‱ is the PERMYRIAD
— Filippe Vasconcellos (@fvguima) September 12, 2017
The Percent sign's almost-vertical line & two circles are the components of the number "100", arranged like a fraction.
"/, o, o" => "100"
— 🎼 John M. Black (@blackjohnm) September 12, 2017
Have we led a sheltered life?
Where have you been?
— Ferial (@KatyinMars) September 11, 2017
I DONT KNOW
— abdul (@Advil) September 11, 2017
Can't handle this. I'm still dealing with the reality that Natalie Imbruglia's rendition of "Torn" is a cover.
— Lawrence Nichols (@LRNichols) September 11, 2017
And there’s this.
Another one, never saw it till I knew it. The power icon on all electronics, the line though a circle is actually binary, 1 is on 0 is off
— SP Aimes (@SPAimes) September 12, 2017
Wait a minute, it's not a dagger/sword cutting through the complete circuit for off, and being taken away to complete the circuit for on?
— Snowflake Ninja (@jojo_sailer) September 12, 2017
The sign ÷ is called Obelus. https://t.co/MjoRunMRRw
— Chris Knoblaugh (@ChrisKnoblaugh) September 12, 2017
Oh, and just in case you’re still thinking about the headline, here’s the moment you realise ‘the Beatles’ is a pun.
That moment you realize "The Beatles" is a pun. pic.twitter.com/O7PhM4TtzP
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 1, 2017
And please, do send us YOUR fascinating mathematical facts. Not a phrase we’d ever thought we’d use, or will ever use again.