A mathematical explanation for hipsters?

Young, stylish hipsters sit on the curb while eating street food on 6th Street in Austin, Texas.
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Young, stylish hipsters sit on the curb while eating street food on 6th Street in Austin, Texas.

A French mathematician has come up with his own equation to explain the "hipster" phenomenon , reports KING 5 News.

Jonathan Touboul claims his equation shows that all hipsters appear to look the same. The paradox states that when a group of people try to stay away from mainstream trends, they end up making the same choices as one another and in turn conform to the hipster style.

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Touboul said his math can be applied to other social groups as well.

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