Big Bang Theory is undoubtedly the most amazing show of the century. With quirky humor and a perfect character sketch of a 'Geek', you can never resist to fall in love with its inquisitive characters and epic plots.
It's incredible how lives of these imaginary people is intertwined with our life that we always feel connected to them. They are indeed very 'us' to begin with. The connection is thus quite palpable.
In all those seven seasons much of our science knowledge is a courtesy of The Big Bang Theory. The toughest of the theories and phenomenon are explicable with their art of story telling that let us enjoy science like never before.
So, let us take time to comprehend these wonderful equations they explained with very little effort.
Raj was trying hard to break the ice with Jaine Davis, after her divorce. So he flirtatiously and hilariously makes small talk about Penguins and Infidelity. Penguins are monogamous, they strictly breed with only one female. But they are unfaithful considering the fact that after that they mate with many females in their lifetime. That make us wonder, why are they monogamous in the first place?
Leonard and Penny were having a little romantic episode and Sheldon comes in to borrow bread. And how can he leave with an itch to not let Penny know that Bread should not be refrigerated. This is because bread is full of starch it stales due to crystallization of starch molecules. So, keeping it in cooler temperature, kick starts this process. It stales easy and also hardens. Thank you, Sheldon.
In episode 19 of season 2, Alicia who is a very successful actress moves into the apartment building. With her playful and inviting personality, she instantly becomes every guys favorite. To be dearer to her, the men would do all routine tasks for her. Penny was the former star of the building and she got a feeling that her territory was being snatched away. She discusses her problem with Sheldon, who tells her that even the Queen of Bee's, attacks other beehives. The defender has only two options, surrender or fight back. Though relevant to the context it is true, this is known as 'Usurpation'. The only difference is that the queen has a swarm of bees behind her to have her back.
The writers of The Big Bang Theory are amazing for they explained The String Theory and Anthropic principle to the multitude of viewers who did not know a wee bit about physics. Though, not in much detail but sufficiently enough to know that all Sheldon's research is basically based on The String Theory.
It was time when Sheldon hired a new secretary to go through his childhood journals. Like any other girl, Amy was apprehensive that she will loose Sheldon to the other Girl's beauty and brains. So, she goes in to Sheldon's workplace and claims her territory by rubbing things to her armpits, transferring her scent. Well, it wasn't just a plain act to make you laugh. Human's are believed to secrete a hormone called pheromones, which generates response in the opposite sex. Many other mammals use scent to invite their mates. Though Amy used it wrong, it happens.
Leonard explains about immortality in episode 20 season 6 of The Big Bang Theory. He says that there is a unique Jellyfish species who can live forever by reverting back to its asexual state. It explains that immortality is no more a hypothetical concept. Though, the research is carried out by various scientist, it's not a full-proof fact. Leonard, this actually gave us goosebumps!
Yes, one of those 'live experiments' carried out by Sheldon. Sheldon explains Leonard the whole falling in love science. He is afraid that he will mess up his relationship with Dr. Stephanie Barnett without his help. He stresses on Leonard to display his masculinity and portray himself as an alpha male. This not only impresses the doctor but releases the hormone called 'oxytocin' which is believed to be the 'bonding hormone'.
In season 3, episode 19 Leonard is upset because of his breakup with Penny and Howard jokingly says that he is upset due to 'manstruating'. That is when Sheldon says that it is true. Since 17th century man have been noticed to have a 33-day hormonal cycle. It depends from men to men but it is true that there is something called 'The Man Cycle' which is responsible for their behavior at times.
In an episode in season through, Sheldon drives down a road of madness and stupidity, because he was not sleeping well, trying to research and solve a problem that was bothering him. Yes, great people might sleep less, but Einstein slept for 10 straight hours. He would always say that, dreams helped him solve his problems. Actually, Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which is responsible for the feeling of happiness. If you do not get proper sleep all your body functions are hampered and your brain eventually gives up.
Later in the same episode, Sheldon retires to do some menial tasks to help him think and figure out the solution of the problem he is working on. How does subjecting yourself to actual had work, allow you to think? As improbable as it sounds, it is true. There are various parts of your brain responsible for different functions. So when your prefrontal cortex (for doing menial tasks) is at work, your basal ganglia (responsible for ideas and procedural learning) is functional, effectively. There is an algorithm stating the above fact.