Scary Science?

The mask I wore to two Halloween parties last night. (Click for larger view.) I got the raw mask at a costume shop and then built some interior support into it to have it sit over my glasses without pressing on them uncomfortably… Then I inked and painted some symbols on it. The idea? People often get scared when I mention science or being a scientist at a party anyway**, so why not go with the flow, for a change? So put some science right on the face, and watch ’em run screaming…

I’m pretty sure not a soul got the joke except me. Oh well, it was a fun evening anyway…


**They usually immediately start saying how much they hated science at school…. etc. On the other hand, there also many cases of quite the opposite – people being really excited to talk about science, and even if they hated it at school they got really interested later on through books, tv, etc…

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6 Responses to Scary Science?

  1. Dilaton says:

    Very cool Halloween mask, LOL 🙂

    I would belong to the second group of people wanting to talk about what is written (and which scary equations are missing ;-P …) on the mask 🙂


  2. Mary Cole says:

    I showed this to my daughter and she thought it was great!

  3. dave says:

    what was your experience of physics and math at school, when did you really excited about it?

  4. Clifford says:

    Hi dave,

    I enjoyed it. It was full of great challenges, and always had something new and interesting to learn. I’ve been interested in doing physics since I was something like 8 or 9. You can read more about that at this link.



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