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February 3rd, 2010 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge

This is pretty old by now, but it’s still pretty neat.

The SUMmers of ONEtt, TWOson, THREEd, and FOURside is TENda

For some reason I think it might’ve been the old Starmen.Net/EarthBound.Net staffer Mars who figured that out about 10 years ago. Maybe I’m remembering wrong though.

This wasn’t intentional, though. Tendas are called Gumis/Gummies in MOTHER 2. It’s just a neat coincidence in EarthBound 😛

 

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26 Comments to The EarthBound Equation


Gummidge said on Feb. 3, 2010

Ever thought of the the link between the order of the town names and the order of bowling pins? 😛

Javi said on Feb. 3, 2010

very neat indeed.

neonix said on Feb. 3, 2010

So that’s how they make gum…

WhatsHerFace said on Feb. 3, 2010

Haha, the Summers bit never occurred to me.

santiagoff said on Feb. 3, 2010

Coincidence lol!

? said on Feb. 3, 2010

Puns ftWINters

Anonymous said on Feb. 3, 2010

You just blowed my mind! ^o^

Anonymous said on Feb. 3, 2010

Someone brought this up yesterday and I am still amazed.

TacoMan said on Feb. 3, 2010

I found this out a while back

My mind **** bricks.

Ninji said on Feb. 3, 2010

This is pretty dang cool, however it is a complete coincidence, but still pretty mind blowing too! 🙂

Joseph said on Feb. 3, 2010

I MagiCAN’T believe it!

pooppoop said on Feb. 3, 2010

i want to play too!

i… er… uh… BELCH!

Linkzcap said on Feb. 3, 2010

I didn’t even notice there were numbers in any of the town’s names..

Someone said on Feb. 3, 2010

And you call yourself a fan Linkzcap.

And yet, by that equation, every town/city turns into Tenda village when it is summer.

Chasmang said on Feb. 3, 2010

You WINters!

santiagoff said on Feb. 4, 2010

@Chasmang: LOL

Chosen4 said on Feb. 4, 2010

That made me feel all MERRYsville
(Person whispers)Dude we are only making puns of towns from EartBound not Mother
D’oh

yazoo said on Feb. 6, 2010

Which end up in a WINter

TheFakePsychic said on Feb. 6, 2010

These puns are a slam poDUNK

That’s SNOWman lie.

Unlimited Lumpia said on Feb. 9, 2010

If you think about it, it may be intentional that they changed “gummies” to “tendas” to make it fit the number naming scheme.

“gummy” -> “tender” -> “tenda” (Spoken with an accent, i.e. “aww yeah! dat wuz tenda, fo sho!”)

Too much of a stretch?

pikachugirl2 said on May. 16, 2010

Epic WINters.

PSI rockin' said on Jan. 30, 2011

The Earthbound Equation, best maths lesson ever 🙂

Zoom! said on Aug. 25, 2011

This probaly just coincidence, but the Mother/Earthbound series takes place over a span of 23 years. M1/EB0 has Eight Melodies, M2/EB also has Eight Melodies, M3/EB2 has 7 Needled 8+8+7=23!

Count Monty said on May. 13, 2012

Aw cool.

I always noticed the town names were all number puns but I never thought about it like that.

PKSoul said on Jul. 15, 2012

new equation

this + mind = blown

I never noticed/knew that.

Recedebo said on Nov. 23, 2013

haha


 
 

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