Leonard: Alright, get some rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Sheldon: What else would I drink? Solids? Gases? Ionized plasma?
Leonard: Drink whatever you want

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I found it interesting that Sheldon would make that mistake as well. I am also confident that he would point out that you probably meant "brake fluid."


Also, didn't Sheldon once say something like, "Anecdotal evidence says that 72% of the time..." (That wouldn't be anecdotal.)


This is one of the few scientific errors I have spotted in The Big Bang Theory. In physics, the term 'fluids' encompasses any substance that flows under the application of a force - ie. liquids, gases or plasmas - basically anything other than solids. Only in the popular definition is 'fluid' taken as a synonym 'liquid' - eg. 'break fluid', 'bodily fluid' etc. Sheldon would have assumed the scientific definition, rather than considering gases to be something other than a fluid.

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The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Sheldon: Anyway, the housekeeper in the faculty residence didn't speak any English. When I finaly managed to convince her I was sick, she said, "Möchtest du eine Darmspülung?"
Penny: What does that mean?
Sheldon: Based on what happened next, I assume it means, "Would you like an enema?"

If influenza was only contagious after symptoms appear, it would have died out thousands of years ago. Somewhere between tool using and cave painting, Homo habilis would have figured out to kill the guy with the runny nose