I don't think the character, Sheldon, from the sitcom 'Big Bang Theory,' would ever go as far as stripping for a class to make a point, although there was that episode when he got drunk at an awards banquet and stripped to his skivvies. It could be that a professor from Columbia University got his inspiration from that episode and stripped as an introduction to the complex world of Quantum Mechanics.

That's right, Professor Emlyn Hughes, thought the best way for students to prepare for his class was to cleanse the mind of extraneous garbage. Which is also why there was some rather disturbing video playing at the same time he undressed.

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(note to self: don't ever take that course)