Thanks to the hit TV series The Big Bang Theory, nerds are now considered cool. And the show is chock-full of interesting and nerdy gadgets, games, and pop-culture knickknacks. Not only are these items real, but they're also things you can actually buy!
Let’s dive deep into the depths of geekdom to discover some of the most interesting and undeniably awesome educational technology and toys seen on the show.
Season 1, Episode 11: The Pancake Batter Anomaly
If you thought the game of chess couldn’t get any more exciting than you thought wrong. Imagine playing on a 3D Star Trek board. Be quick because there are only 3 left in stock. Just think, if you win a game, you can quote Sheldon and tell your opponent they “suck on so many different levels.”
Season 2, Episode 17: The Terminator Decoupling
If you’ve ever wanted to keep a valuable possession (like a hard drive in Sheldon’s case) safe, look no further than the Yosegi Japanese puzzle box. Chances are you’ll forget the combination to open it, but there’s always the option of stomping on it with your foot like Penny does if that ever happens.
Season 3, Episode 16: The Excelsior Acquisition
Ever wondered what it’d be like to have a soundtrack to your life? What about having The Imperial March from Star Wars blasting from your shirt every time you make a grand entrance? Raj demonstrates the non-stop fun you can have with such an item, so people will know he’s "awesome and to be feared."
Season 4, Episode 21: The Agreement Dissection Now
Making a recurring appearance in Sheldon and Leonard’s bathroom, this periodic table shower curtain is undoubtedly unique. Every time you’re using the bathroom, you can study up on the most complex-sounding chemicals just by glancing over to your shower.
So there you have it – some of the coolest and nerdiest treasures featured in The Big Bang Theory. Not all of the listed items count as educational technology, but they surely are a find!