Taking place entirely in an undersea universe, the adventures and endeavors of SpongeBob and his friends in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom became an indispensable part of our childhood. SpongeBob had a great impact on all the kids because of its humour, craziness, and odd relevance. How did an anthropomorphic sponge who lives in a pineapple become a children’s icon? It’s time to catch up on the facts about SpongeBob.
1) SpongeBob was created by Steve Hillenburg, a former marine biologist. He created a comic book called Intertidal Zone for the Institute, which starred an early version of SpongeBob.
2) The Krusty Krab is actually modeled after a lobster trap.
3) SpongeBob’s original name was SpongeBoy and initially the title of the show was SpongeBoy Ahoy!
4) Referred to as both a squid and an octopus throughout the series run, Squidward Q Tentacles only has six tentacles so technically he is not a squid.
5) According to SpongeBob’s driver’s license, he was born on July 14, 1986. But he was already living on his own—and trying to get a job at the Krusty Krab—when the SpongeBob show debuted in 1999.
6) Patrick and Gary the Snail are first cousins. Also, Patrick weighs only 57g.
7) The recipe for Krabby Patties is a well-guarded secret, but it was hinted by Hillenburg that these mystery burgers might have vegetables. Otherwise, some inhabitants of Bikini Bottom would be cannibals.
8) Mr. Krabs was born in 1942, which makes him 77 years old.
9) A fungi discovered in 2011 was named after SpongeBob, and it’s called Spongiforma Squarepantsii.
10) It is the longest running Nickelodeon series ever.
Despite the show’s variety of settings, there are still plenty of situations which we can all relate to. The good news is that SpongeBob apparels of everyone’s favourite Nickelodeon show are available on Voxpop.