My co-worker asked me if Silicon was an element. I immediately spouted out yes and that it is 14 (on the periodic table Silicon’s atomic number is 14). I must admit that I am a nerd. I find interest in scientific calculators with many features. I become enthralled at oscilloscopes. It even brings tears of joy to my eyes when I can use DMMs with blue tooth capabilities and a tablet with an app to store my readings.
But, am I as nerdy as Sheldon Cooper, BS, MS, MA, PhD and ScD? Sheldon has a PhD in particle physics and an ScD (Doctor of Science or senior to the Ph.D) in who knows what. He works in string theory and theoretical physics.
I put myself to a test to verify if I knew what Sheldon knows. So, as a good sport, I put this test before you, as well.
1.) You refer to coffee as a drug
Sheldon references coffee as a drug, and will not drink it to avoid becoming a caffeine addict. (A promise to his mother not to use drugs.) Why Coffee? It has .04g/100g of caffeine per serving. Translation: Coffee will bring you up on a high to later jolt your body to a low. It is addicting, cheap and perfectly legal. In order to remain “caffeine high”, you must ingest more coffee.
2.) You know the Drake Equation fluently (you know that there is a Drake Equation)
Sheldon knows, “The one that estimates the odds of making contact with extraterrestrials by calculating the product of an increasingly restrictive series of fractional values such as those stars with planets, and those planets likely to develop life? N equals R times FP times NE times FL times FI times FC times L?”
I can’t make this stuff up. I’m an engineer. It’s against my logic and principles.
3.) You know stars by its name and surrounding celestial bodies
Sheldon knows, “Proxima Centauri’s the nearest star to the sun. The celestial bodies that follow are: Alpha Centauri A, Toli, Barnard’s Star, Wolf 359, Laland 21185, Sirius A, Sirius B, BL Ceti, UV Ceti, Ross 154, Ross 248, Epsilon Eridani,_ Lac 9352, Ross 128, EZ Aquarii A, EZ Aquarii B,_ EZ Aquarii C, Procyon A.”
4.) You have an asteroid named after you. If not, you need to catch up.
Asteroid 246247 Sheldoncooper.
5.) You use these words in a conversation. If so, you are probably single and will remain that way.
- Coitus (n) – Relations between a male and a female.
- Spooning (v) – A form of affection between a couple.
- Dalliance (n) – A casual romantic or sexual relationship.
- Posits (v) – Assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument; (n) A statement made on the assumption that it will prove to be true.
- Vociferousness (adj) – a noisy outcry, as of vehement protest.
- Particulate soil (n) – mud.
- Apropos (adv) – At an opportune time: seasonably.
- Metabolizing oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide (n) – breathing.
- Second X chromosome containing nothing but nonsense and twaddle (n)- woman.
6.) Bazinga. Double Badzinga! Need I say more?
Admittedly, I knew a few of these answers. Other than that, I am proud to say that I failed miserably.
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