By Anupum Pant
In the year 1949, George Zipf found that most of the words in a language are actually used very rarely. When ranked in the order of the amounts they are used, with the highest used word first, the second one was used almost exactly half the times first one was used. The third one was used a third of times as first. And so on. Considering how natural language is used, without any sense of this pattern, and a pattern still emerges is a very interesting mystery. Michael from Vsauce explains.