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The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Mindblowing Textbook Cover

This algebra textbook tore a hole in the space-time continuum.

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The people on the cover of the textbook ARE HOLDING COPIES OF THE TEXTBOOK WITH A PHOTO OF THEM ON THE COVER.

Warner Bros / Via giphy.com

It's some crazy Inception math textbook shit, and whenever it resurfaces online people cannot handle it.

The image first gained attention a year ago on Reddit (and has appeared in at least one post on BuzzFeed, too). This week a tweet with the textbook cover went viral:

how the fuck are they already on the textbook if theyre posing for it

"When I sent it I honestly expected a couple likes, maybe a retweet or two AT MOST,” said Isabelle, the Twitter user, who declined to give her last name to BuzzFeed News.

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A guy said his entire class got into a debate about the book last year. Conclusion: Photoshop!

Twitter / Via Twitter: @ZyBaCKK

Most people seemed to think the publisher took an image of the students, added in the title and background, and then used that new image for the textbooks in the students' hands. If that's the case, then the image of students was likely a stock image, right?

After being contacted by BuzzFeed News, the publisher of the textbook looked at Isabelle's tweet and said they are "absolutely overwhelmed" by the response on Twitter. The company also tweeted a reply:

@riarklerise Our goal is to keep students front and center in all we do. Sometimes we take it a bit too far #studentfocus

"If nothing else, perhaps we’ve helped to raise interest around the subject of algebra," said spokesperson Lindsay Stanley.

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