There have been many arguments about what that trippy green code in The Matrix actually means, and any debater who has the least bit of experience with coding acts as if they're working on cracking the code.
But these strings of code are jumbles of Japanese hiragana, katakana and kanji, so they never seemed like proper computer code to me, and it turns out any wanna-be hacker who said they were code was fishing in the wrong data stream.
In a recent interview with CNet production designer Simon Whiteley blew the lid off The Matrix's longest running mystery by revealing those strings of code are nothing but sushi recipes he found in his Japanese wife's cookbooks:
"I like to tell everybody that The Matrix's code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes," Whiteley, who's also lent his design talents to Babe (1995) and The Lego Movie (2014), told the publication. "Without that code, there is no Matrix."
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