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Woman says Mariah Carey derived ‘E=mc2’ equation; this is how the singer responded

Yes, the equation was derived by physicist Albert Einstein. However, the woman was not entirely wrong. For the uninitiated, E=MC2 is also the name of one of Mariah Carey's most popular albums.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2020 9:10:57 pm
instagram trivia challenge, e=mc2, mariah carey e=mc2, woman answer e=mc2 mariah carey, funny videos, indian express The confidence with which the woman answered the question about the physics equation has amused millions online. (Source: rihanna’s cupids bow/ Twitter)

If you have been spending much time on Instagram, you must have come across the new filter quiz games that are keeping users busy on the app. From gibberish challenges to various head filters tagging you which character you are from a popular show — there’s no dearth of entertainment on the platform.

Recently, a video going viral shows a woman, taking part in one such challenge, saying confidently that singer-songwriter Mariah Carey coined the equation “E=mc2”, leaving netizens in splits. The confidence on her face while answering it amused all online.

The equation was derived by physicist Albert Einstein as part of theory of special relativity. However, the woman was not entirely wrong. For the uninitiated, E=MC2 is also the name of one of Mariah Carey’s most popular albums.

Sharing the embarrassing moment on Twitter, she wrote “I said Mariah Carey with an unbelievable amount of confidence” with a crying emoji. The video went viral, garnering over 2.4 million views on Twitter.

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As the video went viral, the woman said she knew about the scientist’s contribution but Carey’s 2008 album had a bigger impact on her.

The singing sensation not only saw the viral video but also had a sweet and punny reply for the die heart fan. “Keep that confidence girl! It’s all relative, anyway,” the singer tweeted with a word play on Einstein’s relativity theory.

While some were baffled by the woman’s answer, most Carey fans on the platform supported her and joked, “Mariah Carey could do E=mc2 but Einstein couldn’t do Touch My Body”.

Earlier in April, Carey too was overwhelmed when her 2008 album topped iTunes albums chart 12 years after its release. Overjoyed with the fact, Carey later asked her fans if they would like her to sing any song from the album to mark the occasion, “How should we celebrate #JusticeForEMC2? I want to do a singing moment for you! Which song?”

According to Billboards, the popular album made history debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earning Carey the largest first-week sales of her career. The iconic hit of “Touch My Body” from the album also peaked at the top of the Hot 100 and “broke even more records for the singer, becoming Mariah’s eighteenth No. 1 hit and officially cementing her status as the solo artist with the most number one singles in pop music history.”

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