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Join in the Fun Things to Do at Pint of Science Adelaide

Pint of Science is an annual festival that brings science to the people all around the world. Many of us feel intimidated in an academic environment, or at a structured lecture where lots of scientific terminology is used. Pint of Science aims to reach the average person by bringing talk of science to a pub.

The three day Adelaide Pint of Science event is being held at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton. The Wheatsheaf is a popular and well known live music venue in Adelaide, so it's sure to be seen as welcoming by many of us. Your ticket price to each Pint of Science event includes a beer, wine or soft drink on arrival, so discussion at these sessions may get spirited.

There's a different science topic for each day of the three day festival, with a great variety of topical subjects to hear about. Join in the group discussion afterwards, and you can take part in the trivia and team competitions each night. With a modest admission charge of $5, this is a fantastic way to be entertained for an evening while learning something new.

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Enjoy Tasty Craft Beers During Pint of Science at the Wheatsheaf Hotel

Monday May 15: Gut Feeling
What can the ancient history of dental plaque tell us about the future of human health? By unravelling the secrets behind our own bacterial bunk-mates, both ancient and modern, we could potentially learn how to hack our own microbiome. Tonight two top scientists willy talk about the do's and don'ts of your gut bacteria (perhaps it's best to have dinner first?). Some of Adelaide's finest food trucks will be serving grub to compliment the Wheaty's tasty range of craft beers. Come along for the interesting discussion, and stay for the fun games in which special prizes can be won. Please note that this event is for those aged 18 years and above.

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What Could Be Toxic About Snails?

Tuesday May 16: Toxic!
Briony Forbes will tonight reveal some of the surprising secrets that are hidden in cone snail venom, and Justin Chalker is stemming the tide of mercury pollution. Flock to the food trucks if you're famished, then sample one of the Wheatsheaf Hotel's delicious craft beers. The entertainment will be spiced up with some games running through the night where you can win Pint of Science goodies. Please note that this event is for those aged 18 years and above.

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Food for Thought at the Pint of Science

Wednesday May 17: Food for thought
Do you like food? Have you ever wondered where food comes from, and how it has changed over the years? Let University of Adelaide scientists take you on a journey to discover ways our food has evolved over the years. You'll also learn about the challenges we now face in getting the most out of what we put inside our stomachs. Why not turn the theory into practice by scientifically sampling the delicious goodies from the waiting food trucks, washed down with more of the Wheatsheaf Hotel's delectable craft beers on the night. Don't miss the games and your chance to win awesome prizes. Please note this event is only for those aged 18 years and above.

To find out more about these events head on over to the Pint of Science Adelaide event page on Facebook. Or even better, just hop onto the Pint of Science Adelaide web page where you can book your tickets online and join in the fun.

Bookings are essential, but book early - the first event is already filling rapidly!
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When: 6.30pm
Where: Wheatsheaf Hotel
Cost: $5 includes your first drink
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