[Opinion] Being in ‘Team Doors’ is like having ‘flat earth’ mentality

Isabel White, Section editor

Scrolling through the popular social media platform TikTok, you will likely stumble upon a person discussing the wheels and doors debate. With 43 million views under the #DoorsVsWheels hashtag on TikTok, several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have brought the topic to school, debating on whether there are more wheels or doors in the world.

This debate arose after a man named Ryan Nixon tweeted “are there more wheels or doors in the world?” In response, 46.4% of people answered ‘doors,’ while 53.6% of people answered ‘wheels.’

This debate is very creative and fun, as nobody can physically count every wheel and door in the world. However, I believe there are more wheels than doors.

First off, wheels get replaced very often, but have you ever had to replace your door? On the other hand, drivers change their vehicle tires approximately every six years. People claim that car wheels and doors cancel each other out. However, they are forgetting that not every car has only four tires, some have six tires. Also, every car needs a steering wheel.

Not to mention, almost every toy car, like hot wheels, has wheels, but not accessible doors. As the toy doors do not actually open, making them invalid in the total count. Over four billion hot wheels have been produced since 1968.

Almost every object with a door has wheels, but not every object with a wheel has doors. Cabinets, drawers and dressers work using wheels. However, bikes, skateboards, scooters, toy cars and shopping carts use wheels.

Additionally, office rolling chairs utilize five wheels in order to function and office buildings use numerous office chairs. Also, amusement parks have rides with thousands of wheels. Each rollercoaster needs over 100 wheels to operate.

“Team Doors” may contend that hotels utilize thousands of doors. However, every hotel room typically has an office rolling chair, cabinets and drawers.

I could go on and on about the amount of wheels compared to the amount of doors in the world, like wagons, trains and other wheel-operated machinery, but I think I’ve made my point.h

Gen Z consistently finds new amusing debates, like “is water wet?,” “what color is the dress?” and “what color is the shoe?” Also, people have formed more questions similar to “wheels vs doors” like whether there are more blades of grass or more strands of hair. However, this particular debate has generated a lot of attention and people deserve to know the answer: there are more wheels.