65 students responded to Craccum‘s online poll, “Are there more doors or wheels in the world?” with 26% backing team doors and 74% team wheels. The Craccum team was unanimously team wheels after peer pressuring one of our Editors to change their decision.
The viral question asked by Auckland-based Rugby Referees Manager Ryan Nixon, has become the most controversial online debate since the black-and-blue or gold-and-white dress.
223,347 people voted on a Twitter poll shared by Nixon, who wanted to settle a debate with his mates. 53.6% of voters said there are more wheels globally, and 46.4% voted that there are more doors. Now UoA students are weighing in.
Students voting #TeamWheels were more vocal about their stance, and provided some convincing points in favour of their possibly being more wheels than doors.
“Wheels are in everything! Lego wheels, door vehicle wheels, gears, conveyors.”
“How do you think the doors got there?”
“Bro, shopping trolley and wheely chairs.”
“How often do you have to replace your doors?”
Both online and at UoA, the majority have hopped on the wheels bandwagon. But there are still some backing the door who are staunch defenders of their position. The most confusing justification to back up #TeamDoors was from a student who replied to our poll stating, “Ants have assholes.”
When Craccum asked for further clarification, the respondent gave a creative hot take, stating that a mouth or parts of the stomach could be considered a door. “If a wheel is technically anything that is circular, a door should be something that either lets things in or out.” But considering the technicalities of determining what is a door and what is a wheel, we may never get to the bottom of this question.