Science Party!

What better way for a bunch of science geeks to celebrate a birthday than by having a science party? We spent a lot of time making delicious science-themed snacks, and I have to say, they came out pretty good!

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Bacterial jello plates. They looked a bit too relastic, the cell biologists wouldn't touch them.

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More plates, this time made with rice pudding. Tastier than jello, but less popular due to looks.

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DIY electrophoresis jello. The red dye didn't migrate, but the yellow colouring of the jello did!

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Obligatory placebo gag.

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The text reads sample:alcohol 1:2. It didn't lie.

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Señor Calavera gets a spicy meat body and Tabasco blood. He was eventually torn limb from limb.

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Gingernut cookies with amino acid icing. Arrange into your favourite protein!

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Histology preparations, aka white chocolate mice in flavoured gelatin.

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The cell cake! Originally intended to be a spherical cake with organelles inside, but time and equipment did not permit.

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Hand pipetted vodka. You need a dozen to make a shot.

I'll post more details on how we made the jello plates and the electrophoresis straws later in the week.

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Señor Calavera is seriously freaky. Good work :)

Knew a guy who had a party with the hot cheese dip stirring on a heated stir plate and the Bloody Marys dispensed from a bag that looked a little too much like the real thing. Too fun.

By Marilyn Evans (not verified) on 07 Jun 2011 #permalink

@ Marilyn I was hoping to go down the blood bag alley, but it was all cell scientists at the party, no medics who could filch me some hospital wares...