What tickles the funny bone of social media users on Twitter is unpredictable to anyone online. However, trust that desi memers will take anything random to inspire the next big meme trend on the platform. The latest is “Aryabhata memes,” thanks to a contribution from Pepsi India.
While there appears to be no apparent connection between the Indian mathematician and astronomer and the drink, a tongue-in-cheek tweet from the brand sparked a plethora of reactions online.
In their usual way of pushing one of their products, the company combined wit and humor with a certain Desi connection. Discussing her “zero calorie” diet drink, the brand tweeted, “Sources say Aryabhata invented zero just to count the number of calories in Pepsi Black.”
Sources say that Aryabhata invented the zero just to count the number of calories in Pepsi Black 😲
— Pepsi India (@PepsiIndia) July 19, 2022
Aryabhata, the first of the great mathematician-astronomers of the classical age of Indian mathematics and astronomy, is often credited with inventing the number zero. This is a claim disputed by many historians of different cultures, who have argued that it can be traced back to several ancient civilizations.
On Tuesday night, however, Twitter was more interested in why Aryabhata spotted it just like the soft drink company. Tweeple was inspired by them and developed their own takes. “Aryabhatta made up zero just to show the importance I have in my family,” one wrote, commenting with self-deprecating humor. Another lamented: “Aryabhatta ko ek idea aya (Aryabhatta has an idea) and now I have to work daily to add more zeros to my bank account…”
Check out some of the funniest memes here:
Aryabhata made up zero just to know how productive I am https://t.co/vT25OnN9u4
— मोहितॐ (@mohitbunkarr) July 19, 2022
🥺🥺 https://t.co/T6n4HkFhVn pic.twitter.com/7IfIlOM17n
— Pulkit🇮🇳❤️ (@pulkit5Dx) July 19, 2022
“Aryabhata ki story bhi sunai papa ji ko fir bhi zero aane pe daant diya” ☹️ https://t.co/jqsiLHCRRp pic.twitter.com/a2y6siGVs9
— Khushiyan🌟 (@sincere_kanya) July 19, 2022
🤝 https://t.co/EVyxpSbSVc pic.twitter.com/mih9C6Ny7f
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) July 19, 2022
🥲 https://t.co/ynz4cp6P1Z pic.twitter.com/TANZtyXcmK
— HUNTER 🐇 (@hp_mode2) July 19, 2022
Meanwhile 😂😂 https://t.co/J2Auj3AXYf pic.twitter.com/UykYF6tHgV
— Savage 2.0 (@Meme_Canteen) July 19, 2022
Aryabhatta invented the zero just to count the number of trophies won by RCB 💉 pic.twitter.com/3H76p3BKi1
— GURPREET CHAUDHARY (@GuriChaudhary77) July 19, 2022
Aryabhatta ko ek idea aya and now I have to work daily to add more zeros to my bank account… pic.twitter.com/8tOH53v1SC
— Sahil Patni (@vibewithsahil) July 19, 2022
Pepsi ki zero calories theek hai par yeh bhi sach hai😭 pic.twitter.com/m36cy6jYoO
— Jitu (@JituGalani5) July 19, 2022
Aryabhata invented the zero just to count the no. my flirting skills with my crush. 😓
— Priyaanka (@Priyank_hahaha) July 19, 2022
Aryabhatta invented the zero just to count the number of days I haven’t hesitated in 2022.
— Shivani (@shivani_yaar) July 19, 2022
I think he just invented the zero to measure my willingness to work on Monday
— Srishti shukla (@dusky_drone) July 19, 2022
I think he invented zero just to count the good things in my life
— HARSH ⚡ (@harsh_jaipurkar) July 19, 2022
Aryabhata saw an increase in my paycheck and invented zero
— Aakriti Khanna (@Khannajikiladki) July 19, 2022
Aryabhatta made up zero just to show how important I am in my family. https://t.co/K1sEVwUSW0
— Yash Siddhapura (@lmaoyash) July 19, 2022
The last time a fizzy drink was unleashed waves of memes was online when star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo removed Coca-Cola bottles and replaced them with water at Euro 2020.