These theories were originally featured on whatculture.com, in an article written by Freddie Rochez.
1. Spongebob Squarepants
Spongebob Squarepants is undoubtedly one of the weirder kids shows in existence. A sponge, living in a pineapple under the sea, with a cast of random weird friends. But there's an even weirder explanation for this. The show is actually a warning of the dangers of nuclear testing. It was created by a former marine biologist who used this as a way to spread his message.
Bikini Bottom's name comes from the name of a site of nuclear arms tests in the 1940s and 50s called Bikini Atoll. Since the show is located under Bikini Atoll, it is called Bikini Bottom. Though this was initially just speculation, it was confirmed in the SpongeBob movie when David Hasellhof returned Spongebob and Patrick to Bikini Bottom and what was in the background? You guessed it: Bikini Atoll.
This means that the entire odd and mutated cast is a result of the radiation that has seeped into the surrounding environment, and it explains several mysteries of the show. Pineapple that is able to grow under water? Radiation. Sentient sponge? Radiation. Sandy's spacesuit is even a hazmat suit left over from nuclear experiments on land. The Crusty Crab's burgers are all cooked over radioactive material, explaining how they are able to cook underwater. And Mr Crab’s daughter is a whale because… ah… okay we're not sure about that one either.
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