TikTok users share examples of chilling consequences through history in butterfly effect

TikTok's latest obsession is chaos theory but it's a little less complicated than it sounds. People are using the butterfly effect to make connections between personal and pop culture events. The butterfly effect is a feature of chaos theory which is the mathematical study of the patterns and laws that create seemingly random events. In the butterfly effect, one small change can trigger a chain of events that can cause a larger change at a later time. On TikTok, people are using the butterfly effect theory to connect world events and moments in pop culture. The user @brandofbeans posited that without the O.J. Simpson trial there would be no Reputation album by Taylor Swift. TikToker @journey.isnt.sad connected My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way's witnessing of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to 50 Shades of Grey. Other people shared their personal butterfly effect stories