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Describe milk without saying cow?
This is what we made the freshies do at Fresh Science at the Pub 2012.
After a full day of media training – and for a couple of them, a full day of media attention too – we dragged the freshies down the pub.
But they weren’t there for a relaxing drink.
We challenged them to describe their work without using any of the key words from the title.
Then we got them to write a limerick or haiku about their science.
There are some photos from the night on the Fresh Science facebook page, and we’ve popped a few of our favourite poems below.
There once was a biodiesel named tallow
To use it too soon might be shallow
The soot coating is organic
It could be carcinogenic
Confining us to the respiratory gallows.
Developing the next generation of cleaner biofuels: Nicholas Surawski
Raising tuna in the deep blue
May provide us with a clue
When you grow fish offshore
Their health and happiness soar
Research the world will now pursue
Growing bigger tuna faster: Nicole Kirchhoff
Everybody likes to play video games
But not all people play them the same
Some people stop having fun
Can’t put down a virtual gun
And now psychologists give the disorder a name
Video game and drug addiction – more similar than you might think: Olivia Metcalf