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The cover of this maths book is wrecking everyone's head

“How are they already on the textbook if they’re posing for it?”

AS IF WE needed further confirmation that maths is evil and makes no sense whatsoever, the internet has only gone and discovered the most mind-melting algebra book ever.

On Thursday, Twitter user @riarklerise posted a photo of his algebra book and noticed something kind of trippy…

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But how????

coppy Source: amy

The initial tweet has been retweeted nearly 60,000 times in less than two days with people’s reaction going a little something like, “HANG ON, WHAT?”

kait Source: flaminkait/Twitter

fink Source: Joseph Fink/Twitter

redman Source: Redman/Twitter

So what’s going on here? Is this some sort of Inception?

The photo in the tweet was taken from an old thread on Reddit r/MildlyInteresting. Another Redditor discovered the original stock photo, which featured the five students holding plain, nondescript books.

So it looks like the people on the cover aren’t space travellers and that we have Photoshop to blame for this one.

Phew.

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