Was SpongeBob Based On Real Life Nuclear Testing?

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Published on 18 Jun 2022, 15:00
Matt investigates the theory that Spongebob Squarepants is based on the real life nuclear testing of Bikini Atoll.

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Beautiful view of holiday foldable sponge Bob figure on blue sky and white clouds background. Sweden.
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95th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Bikini Atoll map zoom
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Close-Up Beautiful Shot Of Waves Splashing Underwater - Oahu, Hawaii
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Aerial view of nuclear explosions in space, mushroom clouds, nuclear war
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Atomic explosion - atomic weapon test Able
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Atomic explosion - atomic weapon test Able
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Boeing B-17 drones fly through atomic mushroom clouds during the Able Day tests of Operation Crossroads.
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Hydrogen bomb mushroom cloud from sea
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Princess Charlene of Monaco, Stephen Hillenberg, Tom Kenny at 2017 Princess Grace Awards Kick-Off Event
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"Gilda," first atomic bomb in US's Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon tests, detonates at Bikini Atoll
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Graphic animation of route to drop first test atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll in Operation Crossroads
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Japanese fisherman affected by radiation from US hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll receiving treatment in hospital in Tokyo
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SpongeBob SquarePants, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City, 2016
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1969: PLANKTON: HD: MACRO: VS Tiny animals moving w/ jerky movements, round ones drifting, CU Translucent puffs floating. MICROSCOPIC: PHYTOPLANKTON: VS Diatoms, CU Cluster of long cylinder organisms, larger cluster moving positions.
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Planes Prepare For Takeoff Before Bikini Atoll Atomic Weapons Test
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PAN Camera captures the Thanks Giving Day Parade and balloons which are moving through Manhattan skyscrapers.
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Castle-Bravo Hydrogen Bomb Test
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View of Several plankton / Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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WS ZI CU SpongeBob SquarePants parade balloon on Thanksgiving Day parade, New York City, New York, USA
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'The Spongebob Squarepants Movie' World Premiere
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1946 AERIAL atomic bomb explosion in water at Bikini Atoll, part of Operation Crossroads / newsreel
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B/W 1946 atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll as a part of Operation Crossroads / newsreel
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B/W 1946 wide shot atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, part of Operation Crossroads / newsreel
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