Thrembo refers to a fictional number, often represented by symbols like ჭ, ∃, or Ϫ. Online, it became a popular meme and an ironic conspiracy theory, revolving around an integer number between 6 and 7.
Discussions started emerging around “Thrembo” in 2021, on 4chan‘s boards, like /qa/, /pol/ and /sci/. Image macros and memes then started spreading to other sites like Reddit, and iFunny.
According to KnowYourMeme, a possible origin for “Thrembo” may be found in iCarly, where one of the episodes depicts the protagonist Carly making up a number between the numbers 5 and 6 to get back at someone. This, however is unconfirmed speculation.
The first documented mention of “Thrembo” comes from a post on 4chan, shared on August 11th, 2021 by an anonymous user on the /qa/ board, who shared an image of a red faced Soyjack attempting to brainwash someone into believing there is no “Thrembo.”
4chan became rampant with discussions about “Thrembo,” with the number appearing everywhere across the platfrom, ranging from the /qa/ board to /pol/ and even /sci/.
Image macros, rage comics and reaction memes were created and shared, revolving around the imaginary number, and these even spread to other platforms like Reddit, iFunny and Twitter.
“Thrembo” became a popular make-believe phenonenon, similar to Meme Magic, which also originates from 4chan.