There Is A Hidden Meaning In The Division Sign You've Probably Never Noticed

On Monday, Twitter user Abdul Dremali tweeted an observation about the division symbol that quickly went viral for making everyone see their childhood math lessons differently.

According to BuzzFeed, there’s some anecdotal truth to this idea. While the symbol, known as an obelus, was once used to signify uncertainty in a quotation or even subtraction, it isn’t clear why it was eventually adopted as a division symbol in 1659. But math teachers have used it ever since to help teach students that division is just making two numbers into a simplified fraction—and it isn’t the only symbol in which Twitter users have noted a clever design.

And guess what—‰ is called the permille and ‱ is called the permyriad. You can see how they get their names—per cent means per hundred and per mille means per thousand, derived from Latin. A “myriad” is an outdated way to say ten thousand.

That one’s not technically math, but I bet you never realized that (or, at least I didn’t). For many of these, I just wish I knew the meanings of the symbols when I was struggling in elementary school math.

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Netflix Has Hidden Movie Categories And You Can Use A Secret Code To Access Them

You’ve logged thousands of hours into Netflix and chill…well…not really so much the chill part, but you’ve definitely binge-watched your fair share of shows. That’s cool. But what happens once you’re done watching stuff that’s actually good? It’s not secret that Netflix is brimming with shit titles; most of them cheap imitations of popular films. Finding something you want to watch can get kind of intimidating, and the pre-set movie categories seem a bit limiting. 

But what if you could browse other, more specific categories? 

Well by inputting these secret codes, your quest for finding something to watch on Netflix will become a little easier. Heck, you might even up your Netflix and Chill game in the process

Netflix has a ridiculous amount of titles, but it’s nearly impossible to just browse them all. So get access to new categories with this nifty trick.

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When you go into the Netflix website you’ll get a URL with a number at the end.

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That number is the key to finding new lists. If you play around with it, you can find more specific movie titles with lists that match your tastes that are more specific than the “subgenres” option. 

Some examples of custom lists arePeriod Pieces, andvisually awesome kids movies, for ages 5-7? The possibilities are endless withthis list.

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It provides a list of codes for tons of categories that aren’t offered by default. Depending on how crazy you want to get with it, you can also mess around with number combinations to find even more esoteric lists. Happy hacking. 

Action & Adventure (1365) 

Anime (7424) 

Children & Family Movies (783) 

Classic Movies (31574) 

Comedies (6548) 

Cult Movies (7627) 

Documentaries (6839) 

Dramas (5763) 

Faith & Spirituality (26835) 

Foreign Movies (7462) 

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977) 

Horror Movies (8711) 

Independent Movies (7077) 

Music (1701) 

Musicals (13335) 

Romantic Movies (8883) 

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492) 

Sports Movies (4370) 

Thrillers (8933) 

TV Shows (83) 

And if you want to get REALLY granular, you can browse a very, very specific list here, courtesy of Ogres-Crypt.

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