Remember how they used to tell us that television would rot our brains. Remember how adults used to tell us we would never learn anything just sitting and watching television. Well here are five things I learned from watching The Big Bang Theory.
When Sheldon and Amy broke up, and Sheldon decided to bring home a bunch of cats. I learned that a group of cats is called a clowder. It seems as though crazy cat people have always been around, and well there is a word for the group of cats.
The next thing I learned is that vexillology is the study of flags. Who knew that people actually study that stuff? But then again Sheldon and Amy are probably the only people who would put together a 52 week long show on youtube about flags. Well, may they aren’t I really haven’t checked that one out.
Physica is actually the originally form of the word physics used in Ancient Greece. I needed to know this just as much as Penny did, but for some weird reason it’s stuck in my head.
I learned that a graphene sheet is a very thin sheet of carbon. Like it’s so thin it’s one atom thick. I never heard of a graphene sheet before The Big Bang Theory.
I never had any idea that loop quantum gravity was a theory that tried to merge quantum mechanics and standard general relativity. Remember it was part of the reason that Leslie ended her relationship with Leonard. Who knew how important it is?
So the next time someone tells you that television is bad for you just point them toward this post, and they'll learn that prime time television can be just as educational as PBS.
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