A woman who claims she doesn’t understand the concept of numbers and the wind has stunned the internet.
Katie Pearce from Cardiff has many questions about everyday life that she can’t get her head around, from why the number 11 is called ‘eleven’ and not “onety-one”, to how the sea is as deep as what is it.
The 17-year-old took to TikTok to share her confusion with others, which has since got viral with over three million views, reports Wales Online.
In the 60-second clip, the teenager goes through a list of things she doesn’t understand, starting with wind, money, the world, and electricity, to the ocean, space and who decided why certain things have the names they do, like “the sky”.
In the video, Katie says: “The wind, what is it? I don’t get it, never will. Money, why don’t they just print lots of money off? Then no one would be poor? I don’t get it.
“Electricity, I know it comes from the pylons but how does it get to the pylons? Bit confusing will never understand that.
“The number 11, why is it called eleven and not onety-one? Like twenty-two, thirty-three. Eleven, who thought of that?”
Talking about the video after it went viral, Katie said: “I screamed, I was like surely not? It is mental, I don’t know what to think.
“It was quite funny, the comments were actually agreeing with me. I thought people would be like ‘She’s just another dumb blonde’ but a lot of people were like ‘She’s got a point’.”
She added: “I was not expecting that many people to see it.”
Katie is currently in college studying retail but is planning on creating a series of TikTok videos about things she doesn’t understand and hopes to become a TikTok “creator” – the title given to people with extremely large followings on the app.
When asked what gave her the idea, Katie said: “I was just lying in bed thinking and the idea came to me to make a TikTok about these things I don’t understand. Half of it I was doing it to be funny… but I don’t understand.”
Katie has since been contacted by a number of people who have attempted to explain how these things work.
She said: “I know what they are, but I bet a lot of people just don’t know why we can’t print more money… or why is it eleven and not onety-one!”