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Adult science night at Questacon. A review.

By johnboy - 17 November 2012 21

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We popped along to the Beach Party promised at Questacon last night and can now share of the experience.

Perhaps as I should have expected; it’s a lot more Questacon without kids than it was beach party.

The slinky drop (pictured) will apparently be brilliant when the high speed video is published, but at the time was a lot of standing around for not much payoff.

If you haven’t had a chance to go to Questacon lately it’s a fun way to play with the exhibits without needing to elbow the little tackers out of the way.

The bar on the other hand wasn’t entirely up to the task. Although I can now safely say you haven’t lived if you haven’t drunk warm Corona out of a plastic cup.

The 360 degree swing on the other hand looked like absolutely mad fun.

360 swing

And getting up close and personal with liquid nitrogen never gets old.

boom

For $10 admission it’s certainly a novel way to spend a friday evening.

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
Adult science night at Questacon. A review.
Gungahlin Al 10:33 am 19 Nov 12

maxblues said :

Warm beer…that was the intention of the carbon tax wasn’t it?…to discourage us from using evil electricity to chill our frothys. By hiking up prices and serving tepid beer, Questacon are merely following government policy. If you support the carbon tax, do the right thing next time you go to your local and ask for a warm one.

The record’s stuck. The record’s stuck. The record’s…

maxblues 10:30 am 19 Nov 12

downindowner said :

maxblues said :

Warm beer…that was the intention of the carbon tax wasn’t it?…to discourage us from using evil electricity to chill our frothys. By hiking up prices and serving tepid beer, Questacon are merely following government policy. If you support the carbon tax, do the right thing next time you go to your local and ask for a warm one.

Two words. Renewable energy. Sound it out a few times, you’ll soon get the hang of it.

Two words. Classic mistake. You have made the classic mistake of assuming that just because someone thinks the carbon tax stinks, that they are also against renewable energy. I’ve been banging on about solar and wind energy for 30 years, I just think a tax is a lazy and misdirected way of achieving a change in power production.
The answer is not a tax, but simple legislation.
For example, I can remember a time when it was not compulsory to have seatbelts fitted in cars. Instead of doing the stupid thing and putting a tax on non-seatbelted vehicles, the government did the wise thing and legislated that seatbelts would be compulsory. Similarly when governments around the world decided that combustion engines were doing too much damage to the environment, legislation was used to make it compulsory for vehicles to be produced with catalytic converters fitted. Not an inefficient tax, just legislation. In a similar way the government could just legislate that if you want to produce electricity in this country, that by year ‘X’, an ‘X’ percentage must be produced by renewable energy. You could make it 100% of you wish, like seatbelts and catalytic converters.
Again please don’t make incorrect assumptions about those who think the carbon tax sucks, because (to comply with the request by Poetix to keep the unsatisfactory beer theme going) …what made Budweiser, will make a fool out of you.

johnboy 8:50 am 19 Nov 12

I wouldn’t say it sucked.

And for $10 admission it was pretty good value.

But all things being equal a bit more structure could take it to amazing places.

eyeLikeCarrots 8:37 am 19 Nov 12

So it kinda sucked then ?

downindowner 7:26 am 19 Nov 12

maxblues said :

Warm beer…that was the intention of the carbon tax wasn’t it?…to discourage us from using evil electricity to chill our frothys. By hiking up prices and serving tepid beer, Questacon are merely following government policy. If you support the carbon tax, do the right thing next time you go to your local and ask for a warm one.

Two words. Renewable energy. Sound it out a few times, you’ll soon get the hang of it.

Jethro 8:13 pm 18 Nov 12

How on earth was there warm beer at a night that involved liquid nitrogen?

maxblues 7:06 pm 18 Nov 12

Warm beer…that was the intention of the carbon tax wasn’t it?…to discourage us from using evil electricity to chill our frothys. By hiking up prices and serving tepid beer, Questacon are merely following government policy. If you support the carbon tax, do the right thing next time you go to your local and ask for a warm one.

LSWCHP 6:56 pm 18 Nov 12

bundah said :

maxblues said :

m_ratt said :

For my $7 I had a choice of warm Beck’s or warm light beer (except I didn’t know it was warm until I received it in the plastic cup). Other choices were unavailable (presumably awaiting the arrival of more stock from a storeroom rather than a coolroom).

You don’t have to be Posh to suck Becks.

If anyone else was sucking Beck’s that would make Victoria bitter.

Boom Tish! 10 out 10 for that one. 🙂

poetix 5:24 pm 18 Nov 12

Please keep this unsatisfactory beer thing going. It”s making the memory of the cocktails I had of Friday just that bit sweeter. Although they weren’t sweet at all. There’s a lot to be said for an Amaretto sour. Or a vodka martini.

If only I could remember what it was I said.

bundah 5:14 pm 18 Nov 12

maxblues said :

m_ratt said :

For my $7 I had a choice of warm Beck’s or warm light beer (except I didn’t know it was warm until I received it in the plastic cup). Other choices were unavailable (presumably awaiting the arrival of more stock from a storeroom rather than a coolroom).

You don’t have to be Posh to suck Becks.

If anyone else was sucking Beck’s that would make Victoria bitter.

maxblues 3:25 pm 18 Nov 12

m_ratt said :

For my $7 I had a choice of warm Beck’s or warm light beer (except I didn’t know it was warm until I received it in the plastic cup). Other choices were unavailable (presumably awaiting the arrival of more stock from a storeroom rather than a coolroom).

You don’t have to be Posh to suck Becks.

m_ratt 1:58 pm 18 Nov 12

For my $7 I had a choice of warm Beck’s or warm light beer (except I didn’t know it was warm until I received it in the plastic cup). Other choices were unavailable (presumably awaiting the arrival of more stock from a storeroom rather than a coolroom).

TheDancingDjinn 1:39 pm 18 Nov 12

poetix said :

I do hope they floated a warm lime in your warm Corona. That combination always reeks of class.

Warm beer makes me want to stop dancing.. that’s a sad Djinn.

johnboy 1:27 pm 18 Nov 12

oh yes!

poetix 1:21 pm 18 Nov 12

I do hope they floated a warm lime in your warm Corona. That combination always reeks of class.

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