Art & Culture

A mathematical explanation for hipsters?

Young, stylish hipsters sit on the curb while eating street food on 6th Street in Austin, Texas.
Peter Tsai | Getty Images

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.

Read MoreBeard trend surges amid need for sex appeal, dominance: Report

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

Read the full coverage at KING 5 News.

Related Tags