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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offensive- Hour ago
so where did it come from?
Asterisk Hour ago
just the logo of the universe nothing special here
Vali Koest7
Vali Koest7 3 hours ago
7:50 my brother and I always extended this symbol vertically,
BoredInIraq 3 hours ago
Hey what keyboard is that??
GameGodZERO 3 hours ago
I'm not saying it's either aliens, or the illuminati... But it's totally aliens or the illuminati
Greg Elizondo
Greg Elizondo 7 hours ago
It’s funny, I always thought if this as the Stussy S but I’ve seen it around quite a bit ha knob the day. The weirder thing I was thinking of the origin like 3 or 4 days ago. It’s almost like it’s ingrained in our DNA.
Schattenstolz 15 hours ago
I always thought it was a gangster style dollar sign
Chief Somar
Chief Somar 15 hours ago
Is it called stussy?
Bluey 18 hours ago
Apoapsis Periapsis
me to be the first person on mars: S: time to ruin this person's whole career
Isaac Pastore
I called it in elementary school the “savage s” XD
Mr.BananaMan Day ago
A: spartans. In Michigan
Arthur123 2 days ago
well 2019 and im still drawing the Kool S
Muse 2 days ago
I just want to point out that only you could have had the time and patience to create it. lol
Bluey 2 days ago
Chris Kokolios
Chris Kokolios 2 days ago
It is from Stanford university
Jotaro Kujo
Jotaro Kujo 2 days ago
In my country "Philippines" we called it "Tribal S"
Nicolas Blazquez
Nicolas Blazquez 2 days ago
My school does a thinner S
Jude Plummer
Jude Plummer 2 days ago
shut up please
MadHatter YT
MadHatter YT 2 days ago
for some reason we called it the Steelers s. i never knew why. the first time i saw the Steelers logo i was like "wait wasnt it the s thing"
Santiago Fernández
4:33 in the bottom center u can read ''SpongeBob''. Nice detail man :v
sean hobbart
sean hobbart 3 days ago
bruh thought my mom invented it
Billy BoB
Billy BoB 3 days ago
Am i the only one who thinks it means Swag
Ella S
Ella S 3 days ago
So... was I the only one who called it "hip-hop S" 😳🤪
iCR Slayer
iCR Slayer 3 days ago
Madman across the water album cover by Elton John 1971?
The Aryan Empire
The Aryan Empire 3 days ago
I remember when we called it Superman s. I saw it as a dollar sign
ThiccMcMustard 3 days ago
what if the universal S is actually the answer for life the universe and everything and we just found it
toilette pepper
toilette pepper 3 days ago
how can this guy make a documentary about a thing I draw when I'm bored in class
Donkomatik 3 days ago
you can hear the elevated caffeine levels in his voice
Smlfan jeffy 357
Smlfan jeffy 357 3 days ago
I thought it stand for super sexy furries 😹
Dat1FnafGurl YT
Dat1FnafGurl YT 3 days ago
Every kid in my class said that was the "Chinese S" I, the only asian kid knew it wasn't true
plus 4 days ago
I've seen this in carvings, sometimes symbolizing a chain. This should be at least a few hundred years old
LoL loL90
LoL loL90 4 days ago
Nämen va fan you actually did it
Tristan Anatoliy
Tristan Anatoliy 4 days ago
At 11.00 theres strawhat pirates, sans, papyrus and others
Arguinghen JIP
Arguinghen JIP 4 days ago
The universal S is sorta like the rumour your friend starts who got it from his brother who got it from his cousin and his cousin got it from his teacher and etc etc.
a lonely taco
a lonely taco 4 days ago
girl from greece here, when he mentioned the s being in the word smile with a palmtree as the letter L IT TOOK ME WAY BACK DUDE
Andrés De la Oliva Guzmán
I'm amazed he didn't touch the fact that humans are born to create symbols out of nothing because of their predisposition to patterns...
yhbdanik 4 days ago
never heard of it before watching this vid .
Galaxy guy
Galaxy guy 4 days ago
4:33 bruh did I miss an episode where spongebob became a gangster?
Kane DidWhat
Kane DidWhat 5 days ago
Someone in my math class in graved this logo into the desk
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