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Are There More Doors Or Wheels In The World? The Debate Dividing The Internet Right Now

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Are There More Doors Or Wheels In The World? The Debate Dividing The Internet Right Now

Internet users are no strangers to online debates. From the blue and black vs white and gold dress to Yanny or Laurel, the mystery of such questions remains exciting and somewhat frustrating at times to even the most seasoned social media moguls. 

The newest debate to hit the likes of Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and even TikTok is whether there are more doors or wheels in the world. But where did this doors vs wheels debate come from? And what’s the answer to this painstaking question?

How did the doors vs. wheels debate start?

It’s believed that it was Ryan Nixon, or @NewYorkNixon on Twitter, who started the doors vs. wheels debate on the platform on 5th March 2022.


The social media user tweeted: “My mates and I are having the STUPIDEST debate…And I am here for it,” he tweeted. “Do you think there are more doors or wheels in the world?”, and it wasn’t long before all hell broke loose.

Nixon added the poll feature to his tweet, which has since racked up over 1,000 replies and 223,000 votes on the poll.

The final results on the poll saw wheels taking the top spot, but only by just over seven per cent - but those votes are just a fraction of the internet’s response to the debate.


Are there more doors or wheels in the world?

Twitter users quickly took to the comments of the original tweet to have their say on the doors vs wheels debate, and they’re just as divided as expected. 

Team doors:

Those that were backing that there are more doors than wheels in the world did not shy away from sharing their opinion on Twitter, with one user writing: “Doors by far. Most things with wheels have at least a 2:1 door-wheel ratio, and then you have all the other doors in the world.”


Jeff Meyer also voted doors, penning: “Doors. Valves are doors that occur in nature and are innumerable; wheels do not occur naturally, no plant or animal has a wheel.”

“Doors. Pretty much everything with wheels has doors, except bikes. Anyone who owns something with wheels will live in a building whose doors outnumber their wheels. Eg I own 10 wheels (2 cars, 1 bike) but 28 doors,” David Banks wrote.


Justin Hubert added another explanation on the matter: “Doors. Four-door cars and trucks nullify themselves. All ships have doors, no wheels. All buildings have doors, no wheels. Doors.”

Team wheels: 


On the other side of the debate is a sea of people who are solidly behind wheels, including this user who explained: “Very solidly wheels. All cars have 4 wheels but 2-4 doors. An average home might have 6-10 doors but it also has 3 suitcases with 6-12 wheels. A collection of toy cars might have 400 wheels.”

Meanwhile, Sean explained: “I think shopping carts alone make wheels win. I’ve been crunching numbers…my household has 26 doors, including vehicles, two lawn mowers, a wheelbarrow, blah, blah, blah. A large shopping centre must have like 3000 wheels. It’s not close.”

“Who is voting doors?”, Lily asked. “There’s wheels on everything. I have wheels on my garment rack, makeup storage holder, rubbish bin. It’s definitely wheels.”

Matty instead joked that door voters are “forgetting about” the airport security wheel conveyor belt alongside a picture of the contraption which shows hundreds of tiny wheels.

TikToker Count Daedalus shut down the debate for good, explaining: “Oh for crying out loud, it’s so obvious. It’s wheels, and I’m not sure people realise it.

“Think about it: cars, buses, trains, and I’m not just talking about passenger trains, freight trains. Not the tiny ones in Britain, the ones in Asia and America that are over 150 carriages long.”

He added: “Airplanes, lorries, skateboards, roller skates, dishwashers, draws, steering wheels, chairs, furniture, hospital beds, washer machines, tumble dryers, bicycles, trollies, and not to mention the hundreds and millions of toy cars out there made by Hot Wheels and Lego.”

For now, the question on doors vs wheels is still very much up for debate. What do you think there are more of in the world?

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash Freddy G/ Jacob Culp

Topics: Viral, News, Twitter, Social Media

Gabriella Ferlita
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