Wheels versus Doors

Ryleigh Snow, Journalist

Since 2019, there seems to be a heated question, splitting the nation into 2 sides. No, this isn’t political debating, but rather meaningless questions asked on social media to provoke anger, debates, and quarrels amongst peers. In 2019, the question of the year was if the dress is “red and white or blue and gold” while posed a picture next to it is a somewhat blurry picture of a dress, and depending on the viewer’s eyes, the dress appears to be different colors. Similar to the dress, the following year there was an audio recording where the 2 groups either hear the name “Laurel” or the name “Yanney”. Today, the debate going around is if individuals think that there are more wheels or more doors in the whole world. This heated question is filling the internet (especially TikTok) and internet feuds have been started.


As meaningless as the answer to this question is, today’s people feel the need to be right, by backing up their opinion with what they try to make facts. Obviously, there is no way to calculate exactly how many doors or wheels there are in the whole world, but brands and companies have joined in on this debate through their social media platforms, backing up their fans. For example, Lego produced a TikTok giving out the number of lego wheels that they create every year, which was somewhere around 3 billion, furthering the wheels side of the deabte. Now referred to as “Doors people” (the individuals who think there are more doors in the world) have fallen behind on the scale. Although skyscrapers, Hotels, and office buildings exist, containing at least 1 door per room, the point gets brought up that per each room, there are office chairs, whiteboards, and suitcases (all containing wheels on the bottoms). Junior, Kinsley Sahlin is team wheels and says, “I think there are more wheels than doors in the world because wheels are  basic mechanisms used in daily life and the production of wheels for cars is a huge industry.” Kinsley’s peer, sophomore Jonathan Hinkle has a similar viewpoint. He says that “There are definitely more wheels. The definition of a wheel is a circular object that spins on an axis. In every door, there are gears, which are circular objects that spin on axles. Not to mention warehouses with conveyor belts with 1 million plus wheels.” Classrooms, lunch tables, and even sporting practices just at CdM alone have consisted of conversation over this question that honestly leads nowhere.


So what if there are more wheels in the world? What gets achieved through a final answer? And if there’s a goal achieved, how will the wheels or the door team determine that they win? So many unfulfilled questions will not get answered, because this trend will fade out in the next couple of days, along with every internet question and trend to ever be created. Don’t worry though, a new question that will break the internet is soon to roll around. (Oh and incase you are wondering, I am team wheels :))