Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Krusty Krab Flags, Sponge Bob Square Pants
The Krusty Krab is a fictional restaurant located at Bikini Bottom. Its specialty is the Crabby Patty. The Crabby Patty is a succulent sandwich that is more than just a sandwich. The formula is a closely guarded secret by it owner - Mr. Krabs.
The entrance way is decorated with maritime flags. In international maritime code it seems to spell out R-I-(A?)-(upside down U)-K or RIAUK.
The central flag was used in British maritime code. Perhaps its a coded flag for Interpol Intelligence? Its colours are similar to the letter A flag. However its design is similar to the letter O flag, but the colours are different. The central flag above the entrance to the Krusty Krab are blue and white.
This flag could be a personal flag of Mr. Krabs? Perhaps its for a sound that is only made by Bikini Bottom dwellers - like a snapping claw sound?
Another oddity of the Krusty Krab restaurant is that the letter 'U' is hung upside down or the wrong way.
A final explanation for this discrepancy is that the population of Bikini Bottom uses their own code for these maritime flags. An example being, the Russian Navy, which uses the same flags in a different code.
KRUSTY KRAB FLAGS
with international standard meanings, explained (sort of)