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In an animation by Andrew Khosravani, Hannah Fry of The Royal Institution tells the rather fascinating tale of nothing, or rather, zero. To wit:

Once upon a time, zero wasn’t really a number. Its journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was a meandering one. Today, zero is both a placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an absence of a value, and as a number in its own right.