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Science Speed Dating [20110308|15:38]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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In a couple of weeks, I'll be participating in a Science Speed Dating event at a sixth-form academy in London. The school administrators have recruited several scientists from various fields who like doing outreach work. We have 2-3 minutes to introduce ourselves, and then students sign up to have 4-5 minute chats with each of us to learn about our jobs and, presumably, decide if they'd want to pursue similar careers.

I've been given a PowerPoint slide to fill out to use for the introduction, and there's one box on it I've been struggling to complete. All it says is "People don't know that I..." and you're supposed to fill it in with some quirky fact about yourself. This is where you come in, internets. Tell me which of these facts you think I should put in the box. I suspect you know most of these, but people who haven't been reading my blog for years won't.

Poll #1715257 Science Speed Dating

You should tell the students that you...

used to be a cheerleader
6(20.7%)
worked as a nightclub bouncer to help pay your university fees
19(65.5%)
are secretly a goth
4(13.8%)

No no no. You should tell them this:

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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2011-03-08 16:14 (UTC)
The temptation to suggest something seriously inappropriate is....
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-08 18:37 (UTC)
...strong with this one.
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2011-03-08 17:30 (UTC)
The gothiness is secret?

Edited at 2011-03-08 05:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-08 18:38 (UTC)
I don't think I look particularly goth on a daily basis? I mean, I still have a preference for black, but I don't wear it head-to-toe much any more.
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2011-03-08 19:01 (UTC)
Perhaps I just don't see you often enough to have realised this. Or maybe my inner goth is detecting your inner goth through its daily disguise.

I'm fairly sure goths can detect each other over vast distances and home in on each other through pheromones alone. No, hang on, that's moths. Ah well, both like the dark; I was close. ;)
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2011-03-08 20:54 (UTC)
Gothdar, eh?
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2011-03-09 10:07 (UTC)
Absolutely. It only works in the dark though. In the presence of bright light the gothdar gets highly confused.

In fact, given a bright enough light goths will circle it aimlessly until they end up frying against its hot surface. Or is that moths again?

edited because 'in fact' and 'in fat' mean two different things. Although the fat would help with the frying. Hmmm... hungry now

Edited at 2011-03-09 10:11 am (UTC)
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