Twitter user @rvheem was so excited about his new pack of Starburst chewing gum, he wanted to share the joy of savoring the fruity flavors of Starburst, apparently while studying. "Starburst has changed the game!!" he said.
But his photo got a lot of attention for a different reason.
Okay, so you can now chew and then spit out this new version of the candy. Groundbreaking it is not. What captivated Twitter users were the cryptic symbols on the paper under the box of Starburst.
@rvheem @gracieteeee Can you please tell me what sorcery this guy is studying?? https://t.co/ztRZHFlemt— Maria Del Toro (@Maria Del Toro) 1522437614.0
Could this user be on to something?
@rvheem My man is trying to make an equation for some sort of forever lasting flavored gum— Cosmic (@Cosmic) 1522450195.0
Other theories floated around.
@rvheem He studying alchemy 💀— Jaylen Who¿ (@Jaylen Who¿) 1522432866.0
My mans...your studying witchcraft. https://t.co/mHlBKvflLJ— ライトニング ⚡️ (@ライトニング ⚡️) 1522471190.0
@rvheem @bengalitrash Someone said Hieroglyphs 😂😂— Nurani (@Nurani) 1522402089.0
Whatever hoodoo the Starburst enthusiast was up to, people wished him well.
Some people tried to bring us back to reality.
@YungKxdd3 Looks like some Calculus to me— Tyler™ (@Tyler™) 1522482011.0
@emm_deltoro @rvheem Hahaha it's just calculus. https://t.co/B2VlfkKP4n— Gracie Torres (@Gracie Torres) 1522443266.0
My nerdy ass boyfriend says it differential equations https://t.co/2oWrqiaWvq— Katelin🌹 (@Katelin🌹) 1522475913.0
Well, which is it???
@Simply_Jit https://t.co/jb7zbRGh9P— JT Kard is coming for my non existent wig (@JT Kard is coming for my non existent wig) 1522494521.0
If it was mathematics, it still didn't add up.
@jadamakeda @rvheem @rutendook Look like he's studying math problems but the numbers have spanish accents— ' (@') 1522390670.0
@Youngwildtweets @jadamakeda @rvheem @rutendook spanish math. you're welcome.— not-jess (@not-jess) 1522485161.0
Whatevs. Other math students begged to differ.
Since when does math have more letters than numbers im scared 🙁 https://t.co/qeohOn1B3q— v a l (@v a l) 1522473119.0
Amused by the response to his post – which included over 24,000 likes and 5,300 retweets – the student followed up, saying, "Not even going to say what I study exactly cause these quote tweets are making my fkn day."
He did request one thing. "On a side note can you keep me in your prayers for my final exams coming up! Would be much appreciated thank you!"
One person didn't care about the homework or the candy. She had the sweets for the student.
@rvheem Ima keep you on my thoughts, but it ain’t got nothin to do w/ starburst or your homework https://t.co/mZSgKJoe9m— Eartha’s LoveKitt (@Eartha’s LoveKitt) 1522506421.0
And she wasn't the only one who noticed the eye candy.
@EffBrandi @rvheem That's what I'm saying, he's fine as hell— Teemgeo (@Teemgeo) 1522509221.0
@rvheem On another side note are you single?— Ah-🐝 (@Ah-🐝) 1522515211.0
In case anyone is actually interested in the Starburst gum, reviews for it are mixed.
Amy G. on Influenster wrote:
Very disappointed with this gum! I really wanted to liked it, but I couldn't. When you first taste it, the flavor is great. A few minutes later, it disappears and the gum starts to taste plain and lose its consistency. It becomes sort of like a paste. Will not be trying this again
While Emilie O. gave a more flavorable assessment.
I Love this gum! It keeps flavor for a mediocre amount of time but the flavor makes up for that! I love the flavor so much! This is super affordable and only costs like 96¢. I have repurchased this like 5 million times and will repurchase again.
The Starburst-flavored gum is actually made by Juicy Fruit, which has been around since 1893. Unfortunately, the flavor lasts as long as a traditional stick of Juicy Fruit. Ten seconds. At least those numbers are more manageable for most of us.