Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? A brain sponge! Seriously! A new study claims that after watching just nine minutes of SpongeBob SquarePants, four-year-olds struggled with attention and learning on mental function tests. This is compared to a group of preschoolers who watched the kids’ show Caillou, and a group who drew pictures for the same amount of time.
The differences were significant. Only 15% of the kids who watched SpongeBob passed the mental function tests. 35% of those who watched Caillou passed them. 70% of the mini-Michelangelos passed.
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