Origin of Everything

Why Does the ❤️ Heart Symbol ❤️ Look That Way?

Season 1 Episode 21 | 5m 54s

Whether it’s a chocolate in heart shaped box, an emoji with hearts for eyes, iconic design such as I ❤️ NY or even liking an image on Instagram, the heart symbol is about as ubiquitous as it comes. But have you ever wondered why the ❤️ looks the way it does, considering it’s almost nothing like what an anatomically correct heart actually looks like?

Aired: 02/16/18

Rating: NR

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