This Genius College Student Actually Calculated the Angle of Her Dab

Hannah Orenstein

From Seventeen

You know when you zone out in math class and wonder, when will I ever actually use this in real life? Well, one genius college student actually found a pretty sick way to make trigonometry cool again: she calculated the angle of her dab.

It all started on Friday afternoon, when Anicca Harriot, a 20-year-old student at Regent University in Virginia, took a walk through a park near campus with her friends between classes. They took this picture:

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Photo credit: Twitter

Anicca is taking a physics class and just finished learning about vectors, so she couldn't help but wonder,what was the angle of her dab?

Photo credit: Twitter
Photo credit: Twitter

So, she started calculating...

Photo credit: Twitter
Photo credit: Twitter

... and discovered that she dabbed at 31.70 degrees.

"I knew it obviously wasn't going to be the most 'accurate' measure, but I figured it'd be fun to do the math anyway," she told BuzzFeed News.

Her tweet instantly went viral, racking up 34,000 likes and 25,000 retweets in just a few days. The responses to her tweet were totally epic. Some of her highest praise:

Students who understand how she calculated the angle were pretty pleased with themselves:

And least one math teacher is actually going to put this into practice.

But it turns out that there's actually one major downside about going viral:

Womp, womp. Back to work!

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