The Universal S

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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  1. Chief Somar

    Chief Somar

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    Is it called stussy?

  2. Bluey


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  3. Apoapsis Periapsis

    Apoapsis Periapsis

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    me to be the first person on mars: S: time to ruin this person's whole career

  4. Isaac Pastore

    Isaac Pastore

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    I called it in elementary school the “savage s” XD

  5. Mr.BananaMan


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    A: spartans. In Michigan

  6. Arthur123


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    well 2019 and im still drawing the Kool S

  7. Muse


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    I just want to point out that only you could have had the time and patience to create it. lol

  8. Bluey


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  9. Chris Kokolios

    Chris Kokolios

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    It is from Stanford university

  10. Jotaro Kujo

    Jotaro Kujo

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    In my country "Philippines" we called it "Tribal S"

  11. Nicolas Blazquez

    Nicolas Blazquez

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    My school does a thinner S

  12. Jude Plummer

    Jude Plummer

    Prieš 2 dienas

    shut up please

  13. MadHatter YT

    MadHatter YT

    Prieš 2 dienas

    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"

  14. Santiago Fernández

    Santiago Fernández

    Prieš 2 dienas

    4:33 in the bottom center u can read ''SpongeBob''. Nice detail man :v

  15. sean hobbart

    sean hobbart

    Prieš 2 dienas

    bruh thought my mom invented it

  16. Billy BoB

    Billy BoB

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Am i the only one who thinks it means Swag

  17. Ella S

    Ella S

    Prieš 2 dienas

    So... was I the only one who called it "hip-hop S" 😳🤪

  18. iCR Slayer

    iCR Slayer

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Madman across the water album cover by Elton John 1971?

  19. The Aryan Empire

    The Aryan Empire

    Prieš 2 dienas

    I remember when we called it Superman s. I saw it as a dollar sign

  20. ThiccMcMustard


    Prieš 2 dienas

    what if the universal S is actually the answer for life the universe and everything and we just found it

  21. toilette pepper

    toilette pepper

    Prieš 2 dienas

    how can this guy make a documentary about a thing I draw when I'm bored in class

  22. Donkomatik


    Prieš 3 dienas

    you can hear the elevated caffeine levels in his voice

  23. Smlfan jeffy 357

    Smlfan jeffy 357

    Prieš 3 dienas

    I thought it stand for super sexy furries 😹

  24. Dat1FnafGurl YT

    Dat1FnafGurl YT

    Prieš 3 dienas

    Every kid in my class said that was the "Chinese S" I, the only asian kid knew it wasn't true

  25. plus


    Prieš 3 dienas

    I've seen this in carvings, sometimes symbolizing a chain. This should be at least a few hundred years old

  26. LoL loL90

    LoL loL90

    Prieš 3 dienas

    Nämen va fan you actually did it

  27. Tristan Anatoliy

    Tristan Anatoliy

    Prieš 3 dienas

    At 11.00 theres strawhat pirates, sans, papyrus and others

  28. Arguinghen JIP

    Arguinghen JIP

    Prieš 3 dienas

    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.

  29. a lonely taco

    a lonely taco

    Prieš 3 dienas

    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

  30. Andrés De la Oliva Guzmán

    Andrés De la Oliva Guzmán

    Prieš 4 dienas

    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...

  31. yhbdanik


    Prieš 4 dienas

    never heard of it before watching this vid .

  32. Galaxy guy

    Galaxy guy

    Prieš 4 dienas

    4:33 bruh did I miss an episode where spongebob became a gangster?

  33. Kane DidWhat

    Kane DidWhat

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Someone in my math class in graved this logo into the desk

  34. C0c0 n4tt

    C0c0 n4tt

    Prieš 4 dienas

    10:52 THE GOD

  35. Adventure Fighter

    Adventure Fighter

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Maybe its just something we thought is cool, *no* story behind it

  36. Alex Choucair

    Alex Choucair

    Prieš 5 dienų

    who miss the top 10 facts? likeee

  37. The BlackCat

    The BlackCat

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    Even Aliens know this Symbol

  38. Jafezy JD

    Jafezy JD

    Prieš 5 dienų

    11:47 isn't guy from Buzzfeed unsolved?

  39. Ricky Ricardo

    Ricky Ricardo

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    that s is actually just what god looks like nbd

  40. Eily Sheehan

    Eily Sheehan

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    My school referred to it as the graffiti S