Sheldon Cooper's 73 Shirt: What Does it Mean?
So, you're wondering what the "73" on Sheldon's shirt meant if you watched the last episode of The Big Bang Theory, huh? Well, there's a little backstory to the significance of this number. Well, it all started on season 4, episode 10's "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis".
Sheldon asks "What is the best number? By the way, there is only one correct answer.... The best number is 73. You're probably wondering why. 73 is the 21st prime number, it's mirror 37 is the 12th, its mirror 21 is the product of multiplying (hang on to your hats) 7 and 3. Heh, heh, did I lie?"
Leonard says: "Okay, so we get it. 73 is the Chuck Norris of numbers."
Sheldon replies: "Chuck Norris wishes.... In binary 73 is a palindrome: 1-0-0-1-0-0-1, which backwards is 1-0-0-1-0-0-1... exactly the same. All Chuck Norris backwards gets you is sirron kcuhc.
Sheldon's 73 Shirt
I love the Big Bang Theory, I watch it religiously. I've always loved Sheldon Cooper's t-shirts, in fact I like a lot of the shirts worn by all the characters. So much so that I wrote a hub on Sheldon Cooper T-Shirts. I've discovered I'm not the only one with a little geek in me, in fact.
Since the airing of the last episode called "The Thespian Catalyst", lots of people have been wondering where they can purchase Sheldon's 73 shirt. And, for those who missed "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis", they were curious about the significance of the "73" on Sheldon's shirt.
So, hopefully you've now got your answer. In true Sheldon form, it's of course an off the wall, completely nerdy play on numbers.
The Big Bang Theory Shuts Down Our Entire House Every Week
I kid you not... the phone isn't answered, the dog has to wait to go out and the kids must fend for themselves every Thursday night for 30 minutes. There are a plethora of little subtleties you'd miss if you don't watch the show weekly. The 73 shirt is a perfect example! This is part of what makes the characters so rich and well developed. Leave it to the writers and producers to think of having Sheldon wear this shirt... and without a mention of the meaning or significance.
Buy Sheldon's 73 Shirt!
His shirt is not easy to find... But, you can now purchase it on my CafePress store! To purchase any of my replicas of Sheldon's 73 shirts, Come visit my store on CafePress! There are a few different versions of the shirt there.
The first is the closest approximation to the shirt he wore on The Thespian Catalyst.
The second is just a different color scheme from the shirt he wore. It's white with a blue background instead of blue with a white background.
There's also a long sleeve shirt available. You should know, however, that Sheldon never wears just a long sleeve t-shirt. He has only and will only wear a short-sleeved t-shirt over a long sleeve t-shirt. But, I have a feeling he might forgive you if you break the rules a little. Or, maybe not...
The final shirt has Leonard's legendary quote: "73 is the Chuck Norris of numbers". Of course, Sheldon vehemently disagrees. This Sheldon 73 shirt is also available on my CafePress Store.
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