The Universal S

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People from all over the world have been drawing this S-shaped symbol for decades yet no one seem to know anything about it. In this video I explore some of the popular origin theories and showcase my own findings after five years of on and off searching.

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Aug 10, 2019

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Gregorio Lobato
Gregorio Lobato 3 godzin temu
you are crazy. Thats all I can think about watching this video
Steve Destector
Steve Destector 3 godzin temu
yeah mid 90s and early 00s we were drawing this at school as : "Smile" u show on video :) Greece*
KpTroopaFR 3 godzin temu
I'd honestly love to see a video of you going in-depth about ciphers and undeciphered codes and all that!
Zuroslav Zuromir
Zuroslav Zuromir 4 godzin temu
I used to cover whole sheets of checkered paper with interlinked S pattern in school
Léou2003 4 godzin temu
I have nothing to say except that I didn't it was named like that in English (⊙﹏⊙✿) since in French we call "S américain" (which is literally just : "American S"). So now I know how to say it, plus a lot of nice things. (◠ω◠✿) Well I guess I had something to say. (⊙﹏⊙✿)
Thom Vogan
Thom Vogan 4 godzin temu
You spent 5 years researching the origin of a stylized letter ? Man, you need to get out more and I need to stop smoking so much bud because I just wasted almost 19 minutes watching this exercise in navel gazing
How 2 Game
How 2 Game 4 godzin temu
Wait, in Malaysia? You're shitting me, I've literally never drawn a Universal S, and I'm 15 I just might now, though
zanesnep 4 godzin temu
Naitsabes68 4 godzin temu
your writing is hilarious.
southpark 5 godzin temu
I'm here to speak for both Czech Republic and Slovakia, we have been always drawing it in schools too, idk why we were left white......
david hany
david hany 5 godzin temu
Jeez even my country of egypt uses it
Hobo Bobo
Hobo Bobo 5 godzin temu
It's just the Superman S
Thimo Haime
Thimo Haime 5 godzin temu
8:43 H3H3 wouldnt explore that cave for sure
SiLi 5 godzin temu
This is very interesting! I refer to it as the "Skater S", as mentioned in this video.
Mikael C
Mikael C 5 godzin temu
So I just watched this like an hour ago and now randomly started reading about the Midgard serpent on Wikipedia. The picture for him on the page is from an icelandic manuscript and very much resembles the universal s
joy 5 godzin temu
i drew this when i was in 6th grade.
Somebody Original
Somebody Original 5 godzin temu
Puppet lover
Puppet lover 5 godzin temu
I guess i must be one of the only people who didn't know about this mysterious 'S' until about a couple of years ago when i came across it on the internet
Catti Kitty
Catti Kitty 5 godzin temu
Oh man I remember my friend teaching me this in sixth grade. It was in Jamaica
kachow 5 godzin temu
I have no idea why but my friends and I call it succ.
Tomas Černiauskas
Tomas Černiauskas 5 godzin temu
My first thought about this simbol, was that it was so easy to draw, since if you're using notebook with squares (usually used for math and other calculations, that involves numbers). Other than that, I think that's one of the things in common about this symbol, that connects whole world. Squared notebooks.
Puppet lover
Puppet lover 5 godzin temu
We called it "The gangster S"
Roy AnderssoN
Roy AnderssoN 5 godzin temu
Like so he can see.... the symbol goes far back as 1533 where it can be seen in the painting “the ambassadors” by Hans Holbein the younger ... you can see the symbol if you zoom in to the table . The “S” appears sideways this is reposted from the OP SLUMBER. like this comment so lemmino could see
William Cox
William Cox 5 godzin temu
It's an "8". Not an "S". Preconceptions doom humanity.
William Cox
William Cox 5 godzin temu
You might associate it with Keltic and Nordic imagery.
Noface 6 godzin temu
You're assuming it didn't originate independently in many times and places.
David Piçarra
David Piçarra 6 godzin temu
We did it in Portugal
Sam Cyanide
Sam Cyanide 6 godzin temu
Top10Memes weaponizes autism once again. Well done
Marcus Jackson
Marcus Jackson 6 godzin temu
Maple green tea
Brian Du Preez
Brian Du Preez 6 godzin temu
On 1 January 2020 can you please make a video on the past decade, instead of making a video on the past year?
Brady L
Brady L 6 godzin temu
I’m a 7th grader (yes I know I don’t belong here) but we still draw this symbol in school all the time
Kristóf Szilvási
Kristóf Szilvási 6 godzin temu
Arnodude53 6 godzin temu
Maybe it's an elementary school thing that spread around between kids in the same matter as the universal elementary school rumor that Marilyn Manson removed his own ribs to give himself oral pleasure? Quite facinating really
Artic Cyan
Artic Cyan 6 godzin temu
Top 10 mysterious deaths
Pardock 6 godzin temu
Let's be real, am I the only one who has always thought this S thingy looked dumb? I did draw it at school but it was just like eh this S is shitty idk why everyone likes it
Snamel 6 godzin temu
13:00 "ööööööööööööööööööööööööööööööööö"
peter Oosterbroek
peter Oosterbroek 6 godzin temu
Before watching the video: I always believed that The S came from tags from American gangs around LA, NY and or Detroid.
classydays43 6 godzin temu
The greatest meme in human history
Adixtor Ok Retard
Adixtor Ok Retard 6 godzin temu
We called it "The gangster S"
Arnodude53 6 godzin temu
I guess i must be one of the only people who didn't know about this mysterious 'S' until about a couple of years ago when i came across it on the internet
Connoranges 6 godzin temu
rxldxnJR 22
rxldxnJR 22 7 godzin temu
its also popular in philipinnes.....from gang signs to the back of your math notebook
Sneaky Tobi
Sneaky Tobi 7 godzin temu
Great Video like almost all on this channel! Btw whats that keyboard that you're using i'm asking for a friend😉😅
Codric Griswald
Codric Griswald 7 godzin temu
April 12, 2063. One week after mankind had its first contact with an alien species. After many struggles and with the help of their incredibly advanced technology, we managed to create a translator, which, while not perfect, allows us some basic communication. Yet there is confusion; these visitors demand to see the symbol. What symbol?, we ask. We show them everything, ancient artifacts, Sumerian writings, the pyramids, but they are not satisfied. We bring up the recordings that we sent into space, surely they had received them? But those aren't it, either. We are at a loss. Maybe they don't have the symbol, one of them says. But that's when, on their way back to the ship, they suddenly stop and stare at a wall. Excitedly they talk over each other, too fast for the translation software to catch up, while they stare and point at a simple graffiti, a stylised, pointy S. Finally, the translator manages to pick up one of their sentences, said in a tone that even despite our cultural differences, we can recognise as 'horrified'. “Just as we feared,“ it reads. “They were here, too.“
TABBY 7 godzin temu
Joel never learned how to draw the S
mortal kab
mortal kab 7 godzin temu
We need a 2019 year review
9C7E1284-1611-4BC8-A532-E0FBCA8993E7 7 godzin temu
What’s your keyboard model?
Nicole Light
Nicole Light 7 godzin temu
Our version had a loop at the bottom and top peaks.
Dynalmite 7 godzin temu
Throwback to middle school.
Javi Solares
Javi Solares 7 godzin temu
10:25 haha... No? Ok I'll stop
Ihaasa 7 godzin temu
Maybe the Library of Alexandria had detailed record of the origins of the S.
Musaka Grah123
Musaka Grah123 7 godzin temu
I can't believe I spent 18 mins on a video of a letter S
Squashy 7 godzin temu
Why can’t you just start uploading every week?
J Z 7 godzin temu
Ooh we did the Smile so much when I was a kid! Hands up Greeks!😂
Farel Rajwa
Farel Rajwa 8 godzin temu
I though it was suzuki logo
fonight f
fonight f 8 godzin temu
Can I say this is my first time seeing this S???
JoeCarr 8 godzin temu
My brothers and I used top include that "S" in every drawing that required and S
ron finn
ron finn 8 godzin temu
"It's not like people would just go on the internet and lie.." haha.
Apnoe 8 godzin temu
I always called it JAKER S in primary scool
Ethan Sumner
Ethan Sumner 8 godzin temu
Whoo Nightmare Time!
Mr Redstoner
Mr Redstoner 8 godzin temu
Chipping in from Slovakia, you didn't highlight us on the map but I do remember seeing that symbol in school.
dank charger
dank charger 9 godzin temu
does anyone know what's the keyboard in the video he uses?
Jeff Zhang
Jeff Zhang 9 godzin temu
Lmao the penguins
German Furman
German Furman 9 godzin temu
Remember drawing this in school, we did call it superman s.
Chris B
Chris B 9 godzin temu
The symbol is similar to the store at a mall (Galaxy Mall 3)at Surabaya lol
mintyglitches 9 godzin temu
imagine if this symbol was a key to unlocking the truth about life and our world. If by coming together and discovering the origin we can discover that this is a simulation and as a society we have to collectively decide if we want to stay or to break out and find the truth. What if we're the test run for a species and this symbol and it's mystery is our key to winning our freedom and right to live on, and if we fail we get eliminated? What if this symbol in in our mind from birth and a select few start drawing it out of nowhere and it spreads from those few because we're all drawn to it? What if I'm slowly going insane and kinda wanna write a story based on this concept?
Monique Major
Monique Major 9 godzin temu
nefos 9 godzin temu
i'm greek, and i remember drawing this since i was a kid, both alone and in the word Smile (with the palm tree). all of my classmates since 2010 are familiar with the symbol as well, and i remember older students drawing it too. even my parents used to draw this (80s). now im 16, in high school, and people still draw the S. now that i think about it, i have absolutely no idea where i learned to do it
JGdownunder 9 godzin temu
I remember i thought it was just a thing at our school and thought i was cool when i moved interstate and showed it to them, then they already knew about it so then I was like well it must be an australian thing then. Then the internet happened and it turns out everyone to have ever lived has drawn the fucken thing
Player One
Player One 10 godzin temu
I used to put two parallel lines at the top and bottom and make a dollar sign.
Player One
Player One 9 godzin temu
Between the middle two lines
Ezekiel Westwood
Ezekiel Westwood 10 godzin temu
sponge bob?
jericho moral
jericho moral 10 godzin temu
Looks similar to blackletter style of S, with the shape because of the slanted quill. :)
KudosK 10 godzin temu
Still waiting for Top 10 Facts about 2018 Lemmino
Bert N Ernie
Bert N Ernie 10 godzin temu
5:05 That is unnecessarily ominous, and I'm here for it.
BarbarianGod 10 godzin temu
Literally never saw it before we got broadband at home (cca 2005?), and I'm from Slovenia and 30 years old
cattyface Weber
cattyface Weber 11 godzin temu
whats that bord of the keys you use
WorldsWorstBoy 11 godzin temu
My favorite 4Strefar
shrtcvt 11 godzin temu
I stARTed this in kindergarten
Nick Gehr
Nick Gehr 11 godzin temu
you know; back in high school, if you could write the S symbol, you were the coolest in the bunch.
Gabe 11 godzin temu
Anyone draw a v to make ppl look mad and then thought vlone was weird
Rosie207 11 godzin temu
You deserve the like and subscribe
Anonymous 12 godzin temu
*You weren't supposed to do that...*
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