Hipsters are a strange, plaid-wearing paradox: the term is meant to denote someone who's different from the norm, and yet, why do they -- in their flannel, beanies and combat boots -- all seem to look exactly alike?
In the study, Touboul uses many complex mathematical formulas to explain the homogenous hipster phenomenon. (It's tricky stuff, and "a background in nonlinear dynamics certainly helps," notes the Washington Post's Jeff Guo.)
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