Fondo de Bikini recibió su nombre del atolón de Bikini, donde los EE. UU. Realizaron pruebas nucleares entre 1946 y 1958, razón por la cual todas las explosiones de Bob Esponja parecen explosiones nucleares.

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Aunque Bob Esponja no describe los horrores de las pruebas nucleares, su inspiración sí.

La casa de Bob Esponja, Fondo de Bikini, recibió su nombre por el atolón de Bikini, donde EE. UU. Realizó pruebas nucleares de 1946 a 1958. Las referencias a las pruebas nucleares destructivas están esparcidas por todo el programa, desde una revista "Toxic Waste Monthly" hasta una isla indiscreta que aparece en el introducción a cada episodio. Aún más evidentes son todas las explosiones en el programa, que reflejan las infames nubes en forma de hongo nuclear. Un episodio incluso presenta una ciudad llamada "Rock Bottom" que imita el cráter creado en el fondo del océano durante una de las pruebas de bombas nucleares.

Bob Esponja llegó a este cráter adyacente nuclear accidentalmente, y luego se quedó varado porque… Continuar leyendo (lectura de 4 minutos)

11 thoughts on “Bikini Bottom was named for Bikini Atoll where the US conducted nuclear tests from 1946 – 1958, which is why all the explosions from SpongeBob look like nuclear explosions.”

  1. ragrok

    Also explains why they all have arms, legs, and can talk

  2. scarletnumberzz

    In addition, a nuclear explosion is what most people think of when they picture an explosion.

  3. KypDurron

    Or… when people think of “big explosion”, they think of explosions with mushroom clouds (which aren’t necessarily nuclear, anyway).

  4. 5319767819

    Don’t do all “big cartoon explosions” look like that?

    Also, I am not a physicist, but I thought it isn’t the “nuclear” part that makes the mushroom shape, but the size/energy of the explosion. So any big enough explosion gives you a mushroom cloud, no matter if nuclear or not?

  5. W00DERS0N

    I mean, it’s also a pun. “Bikini Bottom” being the swimwear.

  6. sharkcutter

    The Bikini swimsuit was named after the Atoll by it’s inventor Jacques Helm, when he heard of the nuclear test. So Bikini Bottom could be read either way

  7. eblack4012

    Yeah I went down a SpongeBob rabbit hole once or twice. I have since learned a lot about the Marshall Islands and our continued streak of destroying ecosystems for fun and profit and to feel manlier than the Soviets.

  8. The_Broomflinger

    It’s literally in a bikini bottom, as in the bottom half of a two piece swimsuit. Look at the background “sky” in SpongeBob, it has floral print…

  9. jaap_null

    It’s called Bikini Bottom because it’s a pun and it is actually located beneath the bikini atoll – there is no real link to nuclear tests mentioned anywhere in the show’s wiki and no reference made to it anywhere in the show.

    The pun is kinda self-referential since the bikini is named after the atomic tests on the atoll, referencing it’s bombshell effect on the fashion world at the time (it was so scandalous they had to hire nude dancers to show it, since no model wanted to wear it)

  10. MasterFubar

    Bikini atoll has the best preserved natural environment in the Pacific today, because all the inhabitants were removed and it has been declared off-limits for human visitation since the 1950s.

    There’s a force that causes far more devastation than nuclear explosions, that’s the presence of human beings.

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