Open Letter to Nickelodeon, Re: SpongeBob’s Pineapple under the Sea

Open Letter to Nickelodeon, Re: SpongeBob’s Pineapple under the Sea


Dear Nickelodeon, I’ve gotten
over how SpongeBob’s pants are not actually square. I can ignore most of the
time that Gary’s shell is not a logarithmic spiral. But what I cannot forgive is
that SpongeBob’s pineapple house is a mathematical
impossibility. There’s three easy ways to
find spirals on a pineapple. There’s the ones that
wind up it going right, the ones that spiral
up to the left, and the ones that go almost
straight up– keyword almost. If you count the number
of spirals going left and the number of
spirals going right, they’ll be adjacent
Fibonacci numbers– 3 and 5, or 5 and 8, 8 and
13, or 13 and 21. You claim that
SpongeBob Squarepants lives in a pineapple under
the sea, but does he really? A true pineapple would
have Fibonacci spiral, so let’s take a look. Because these
images of his house don’t let us pick it
up and turn it around to count the number of
spirals going around it, it might be hard to figure out
whether it’s mathematically a pineapple or not. But there’s a huge clue in the
third spiral, the one going upwards. In this pineapple there’s 8
to the right, 13 to the left. You can add those
numbers together to get how many spirals
are in the set spiraling steeply upwards. In this case, 21. The three sets of
spirals in any pineapple are pretty much always
adjacent Fibonacci numbers. The rare mutant cases might
show Lucas numbers or something, but it will always be three
adjacent numbers in a series. What you’ll never have
is the same number of spirals both ways. Pineapples, unlike people,
don’t have bilateral symmetry. You’ll never have
that third spiral be not a spiral, but just
a straight line going up a pineapple. Yet, when we look at
SpongeBob’s supposed pineapple under the sea, it
clearly has lines of pineapple things
going straight up. It clearly has
bilateral symmetry. It clearly is not actually
a pineapple at all, because no pineapple could
possibly grow that way. Nickelodeon, you need to take
a long, hard look in the mirror and think about the way
you’re misrepresenting the universe to your viewers. This kind of
mathematical oversight is simply irresponsible. Sincerely, Vi Hart.

100 comments

  • Bonhomhongon

    Oh my god I love snails

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  • Micro20

    and then she realises the drawers arent mathmatitions

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  • Ariana levi

    Are you exposing spongebob

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  • JerryTheEgg 154 Or MakeMyWorldRainbow

    Why Ther a snale on the page

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  • Asriel Dreemurr8271

    SpongeBob but more science

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  • KeiraTheFab

    If you would be a teacher you would be a cool math teacher everyone likes.

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  • GrayWolf Artz

    Do you have a pet snail?

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  • Shrek -

    Y…Y…you used one page
    This is a moment to remember good thing it's videoed

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  • Smugly Pug

    You just ruined Spongebob for me πŸ™

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  • Gretchen Hager

    Snail :000

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  • Sofia Mish

    ur snail is adorable

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  • Morgan Laraby

    This is making me happy .

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  • DanJFilms

    Were did you get that snail

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  • Hipy Trippy

    It's a pineapple πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  • GUH

    make more of videos like this

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  • CockatielPony

    Ummmmm because it's a cartoon

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  • Red Pando

    The snail is a good boy

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  • Project_10 Studios

    HAH NERD

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  • Lil BigWig

    Why can’t she be my math teacher

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  • Damiaan Kortenhorst

    is this girl fucking autistic

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  • Virgil Credence Stow

    I love snails!

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  • Charlie x

    IT'S A KIDS TV SHOW!!!!!
    OMG

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  • [cheeky。]

    The snail is so cute! <3

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  • Buttercupkat Productions

    I love how a little later they fixed this problem probably just so this video is outdated. πŸ“…πŸ“† Anyways! New game! Find the snail! Win and get to keep it! 😁 Lose and get lost In a forest with no company. 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳
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  • Magnablocker

    Also water pressure would probably crush it

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  • Mr Ducky

    Who addited to her videos byside me

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  • Sofia Canales

    Π½Ο…Π½

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  • Grace Martin

    I always thought it was pronounced ve heart

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  • Hollie Cracker

    This just makes me happy

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  • Hoonerisms

    The only thing I can really focus on is the slimy trail the snail left on your paper

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  • Sushi Senpi squid

    I neeeeed a snail

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  • unicorn power

    thanks you spoiled my childhood

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  • Darkscarlet 101

    1:50 itchy

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  • Little EchoFlower

    Snailsnailsnailsnailsnailsnailsnailsnailsnail-

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  • Theodore Jonathan

    i just wasted 2 minutes of my life and i want to waste another 2 minutes on this video

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  • Quintrinax

    The snail is adorable! πŸ˜„πŸŒ

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  • Edith Maldonado

    Awww the snail is soooo cute

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  • ThatGayDudeNamed Fuckoff

    Childhood ruined

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  • Asian Girl

    Why the fuck do I think that the snail is so adorable

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  • Noor Azraq

    The snail is so cute

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  • Luke Lastnameisn'timportant

    I only came here for the snail

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  • SamTheDog puppylover

    You ruined spongebob

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  • ShwansBuvkle.

    Cute lil snail

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  • Cosmobo Animation & Comedy

    Take it easy, it’s just a drawing.

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  • Rachele Willoughby

    Omg you have a snail

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  • Nikka Llamas

    Nickelodeon uses IMAGINATION
    🌈

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  • Dotto

    β€œI know that spongebob’s pant is not square”
    Wait

    O shit

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  • The Beckham

    These vids give me life it’s so cool

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  • Danni Elliott

    Now I want a snail

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  • Mason Mecke

    I like how you took a simple cartoon and were able to pick it apart mathematically. This is such a small, crazy thing to notice. I never knew you could prove whether or not a pineapple was "real" using math. I wonder if this could be true with other fruit with specific designs on them, like pumpkins or watermelons. This video also led to my discovery of "Fibonacci Numbers" which I was confused of at first, but I now find them very interesting. I wonder what other situations these special numbers apply to. It's crazy how math can provide a rhyme or reason to almost anything in our world, and it helps me to see things in a completely different light.

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  • y tho

    Its a cartoon let it go

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  • cooki3destroyer 1

    I like the little snail πŸ˜€πŸŒ

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  • Asian Girl

    That snail is smexy

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  • CJ Miller

    I was in class watching this and all I did was watch he snail wishing I was as free as him

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  • David Sinca

    1:04
    -What's 9+10?
    -TWENYOAN!
    -You're stupid!

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  • George

    Snello?

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  • GabEnMex Animaciones

    Bitch, he lives in a PINEAPPLE under the SEA and has a snail that MIOWS and you worry about the structural logic

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  • BLU mercenary

    look at dat cute little snail! aww! >X3

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  • eboyethan8

    Is it weird that I think snails are cute

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  • livi loo hoo

    My childhood is now ruined. THANKS A LOT

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  • Pastel Drop

    REAL SNAIL XD

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  • Bennielou Dimla

    Omg you have a snail you named it gary

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  • Reese606

    Did u actually get a real live snail just so u could make dis vid?

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  • doot howell

    snails are adorable

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  • The Lone Dreamer

    Was anyone else super paranoid about the snail? I was so concerned for it.

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  • ThatJGamerTV

    Why was there a REAL snail?

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  • Thomas Colgan

    I’m impressed

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  • Lillian Derry

    Happy snail…..

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  • Burrito person

    The email was the best part

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  • Zelda

    Want a snail. I want a snail they make me happy

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  • Snowy Collar

    People saying that the snail is cute, while that snail outside their door is "EWWWW"

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  • john bartholomew

    The new pineapple looks a lot better!

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  • Allen Hare

    Thanks, Vi.
    Your reasoning is sound, and your sense of humor knocks me out.
    Carry On

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  • Riptide Monzarc

    I have a feeling that this is Neil deGrasse Tyson's favourite Vi Hart video

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  • tired_ animations

    Where did that snail come from? It makes me happy

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  • cheeseandtaco

    That little snail
    I WANT IT
    HES SO CUTEE

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  • Eva O'Neill

    I named the snail Garb that is his name now

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  • imashoop

    WHY ARE YOU LETTING A SNAIL CLIMB ALL OVER YOUR ARMS ?????! YOUR NOTEBOOK????? WHYYYYYYY

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  • Blacklight

    did this remind anyone else of game theory

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  • Stephanie Sheridan

    I love the snail XD it make the video alot happy lol

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  • Person47

    its cartoon? do you expect 6 year old kids to understand this?

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  • MinhKing889

    Dear ViHart,
    Spongebob is a kids show so it is MEANT to be impossible and illogical
    Sincerly,
    MK889

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  • Jacy Reddecopp

    It's not perfect cause…

    IT'S A CARTOON

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  • Annoying Goose

    Do u have a pet snail or did u just steal one from outside

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  • Baby Dragon

    I want that snail

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  • RED

    Squarepants is spongebob's last name.

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  • AarΓ³n Carvajal

    well, you are saying that the pineapple is not a pineapple because of the fibbonacci sequence and so, you are talking about a cartoon which protagonist is a talking sponge, even as a joke making that statement is odd and unnecessary. Shut up and enjoy the show or dont enjoy it and be a brainy snowflake, but in silence.

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  • AnotherSettlementNeedsOurHelp

    RIP Stephen Hillenburg. We miss you.

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  • jaredloveless

    pinapple

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  • Davina Jou

    I just love that that snail is just inching around on the screen…. so cute!

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  • Tiana T

    your snail is cute

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  • Lime Diamond

    I love how you had a snail on the table and notebook for the whole video

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  • SuperGyre

    I get really annoyed at those stone pineapples you see on the gateposts of posh country houses.

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  • Bubbly Pizza Pie

    It is so funny that you were able to notice that, but I respect it

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  • Phonotical

    I love how the designer actually responded and made the change! Talk about being a force for good πŸ˜‚

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  • Jacob Minnick

    Just shut up. Your just trying to prove the best kids show ever wrong!

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  • matija sevaljevic

    so this video is meaningless.there is so many other things that you can more clearly see in spongebob that are ilogical
    snail meows, crab loves money,fish walk,there are humains size of squirel
    why would you talk abouth that complex thing if there is so many others actually i think hat there isnt any humain on this planet that want to wach this

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  • DaFlangstLairde

    sNAIL! πŸ˜€

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  • Pink Pin

    THATS SNAIL SCARED ME SO BAD

    Reply
  • Ailan the Bins toy bin fan

    Its a cartoon, It doesn't need logic

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