• Alejandra Rodríguez

Wheels vs Doors

The TikTok question of the month: Are there more wheels or doors in the world?


So, for the past few weeks, there has been a debate going on with TikTok. Basically, people are arguing whether there are more wheels or doors in the world. This isn’t the first time the internet has argued over silly things. Back in 2018 people were having a dispute over audio and if it said: “yanny” or “laurel”. Then back in 2015, which was the first time the internet really fought over something, it was whether or not this dress was white and gold or black blue.

This is the dress that broke the internet in 2015. Photo credits.


Fast forward to 2022, and the discussion is whether doors or wheels reign. In this article, I plan to prove that there are more wheels than doors, and finally put an end this debate. So let's see what actually qualifies as a wheel and a door.


According to dictionary.com, a wheel is “a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axis, as on or in vehicles or machinery.” A lot of things fit into this description, like car tires, bicycle wheels, wheelchairs, Ferris wheels, windmills, and even doorknobs. Car tires are also changed more frequently than doors. One of the main things that doors have, a doorknob, are considered wheels, so that fact in itself could end the debate but if you want more proof you will get it.


Now let's focus on the fact of what makes a door a door. “A movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.” That's what dictionary.com defines as a door, and that's a lot of things. There are a lot of cabinets in this world but I don't think there are more than wheels.

Click this to watch the TikTok that these accounts made to prove their point.


The shipping company, UPS, even posted a TikTok counting all wheels and doors they have. Their results were 768,000 wheels and 510,000 doors. That's a huge difference and it just makes you realize how much we actually use wheels every day in our life. Another TikTok account called lonely planet said something very interesting: in our suitcases, we have 4 wheels and millions of people travel every day. Just these facts make it very obvious that there are more wheels than doors.


Click here to watch the TikTok made by UPS. They are definitely gaining attention by jumping into this popular conversation.



Need I go on? The answer is clear: there are more WHEELS than DOORS in this world. End of discussion.

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