The Brief:

A viral meme trend on TikTok in which users share fake math conspiracies about celebrities.

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In these TikTok videos, users explain outrageous theories, often involving celebrities, by performing math problems. They make their calculations using numbers associated with the celebrity, like age or shoe size.

These memes are often tagged with the hashtag #FakeMath. As of May 2019, #FakeMath has over 50 million views on TikTok.

As far as we can tell, TikTok influencer @callinallgamers shared the first-known iteration of the #FakeMath meme. In his video, @callinallgamers makes several nonsensical calculations, before concluding that actress Raini Rodriguez is in fact Eleven from Stranger Things. Mic drop.