Sure, many years ago no one would have said they have a favorite sponge without fearing admission to a mental hospital for evaluation. These days, however, SpongeBob SquarePants has become a famous cartoon character known for being a bit over the top. Watching the show today as an adult, most people will just find the character a bit awkward and cringe-inducing, though some may still enjoy his undersea antics. That being said, many don’t know about the character and what went into the show itself. Here are ten secret facts about everyone’s favorite sponge.

Sponge Boy

In the beginning, before the show finally aired on television, the creators decided to name their character Sponge Boy, but this name was taken and trademarked already.

Obama Support

Apparently, US President Barack Obama has spoken on his love for SpongeBob SquarePants, saying he frequently watched the cartoon with his two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

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