There is certainly a slew of valuable information that probably flew right over our heads in grade school, particularly where math and science are concerned. (I don’t know about you, but the information I’ve retained from school is pretty much limited to how to communicate in basic English, and even that skill occasionally fails me.) However, Twitter recently discovered an arithmetic fact that is causing everyone kick themselves for not learning about it sooner.
It all started when Abdul Dremali dropped this major piece of wisdom on the Twitter timeline: the division sign is actually a blank fraction.
You mean those dots aren’t just dots — they’re holding the places of actual numbers?
For those of us who just blindly accepted the division symbol’s existence without question, this information is shaking us to our very cores. Why didn’t we learn this in school? What other symbols have we been oblivious to this entire time??
Twitter collectively freaked out over this enlightening knowledge, and no one quite knew what to do with themselves.
I can only imagine what might actually happened if any of us bothered to go back and review some of the lessons we learned in grade school, or stopped to question the existence of certain conventions.
Until then, we’ll just have to rely on Twitter for our major revelations about life, love and basic arithmetic.