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### Course: Math for fun and glory>Unit 1

Lesson 1: Spirals, Fibonacci and being a plant

# Open letter to Nickelodeon, re: SpongeBob's pineapple under the sea

SpongeBob background designer's response: "OK, I guess the jig is up... I'm tired of living a lie." See his full message and pineapple redesign: http://kennypittenger.blogspot.com/2012/01/called-out.html P.S. http://youtu.be/sFTwc8kHSu4 For more on Fibonacci and Plants: http://youtu.be/ahXIMUkSXX0 For more snail: http://youtu.be/xbsAUq_nvxE. Created by Vi Hart.

## Want to join the conversation?

• Who agrees that Nickelodeon just got BURNED?
• Did anyone else click "More Snail"?
• Am I the only one who loves that snail?
• Why is there a snail in the video?
• They taste good, Without a couple tons of salt on them anyway.
• but isnt the pineapple just a animation
yes so its not gonna be a real pineapple when its just a animation
• Vi Hart is trying to teach us about mathematics and spirals, and she knows many people like Spongebob, so maybe she figured that making a video about Spongebob would be fun for people. Also, the past three videos were about finding Fibonacci number spirals in real-life things, so maybe Vi decided to make a video about lack of spirals in cartoon things.
Maybe that makes sense.
--Blue Leaf
• does she look for math in everything
• Well, she doesn't actually look for math. She's a mathematician, and so she just sees the math running all over the place.
• it's a cartoon. cartoons do THE IMPOSSIBLE, besides in the "p.s." you forgot pineapples FLOAT!
p.s. what if they only wanted to entertain very young people, what if they edit it to make it less enjoyable for toddlers, what then? they do S.B.S.P. for money they will not listen to you