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The Secret Life of Shampoo


Tue 7 Jul 2015, 6:00pm–7:15pm

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Royalsocietyofnz

Join the UK's Dr Peter Wothers for this lively talk, based around the composition of everyday shampoo, explores the strange history behind the names of the ingredients. What connects a urinating camel to a spiral fossil? In which brands of shampoo can you find “Fooles Bolloxe” and “beaver testicles”? Under the surface of the dry, impenetrable code understood only by the initiated, the language of the chemist contains a fascinating insight into mankind through the ages from astrology to zoology. This talk guarantees you will never look at a bottle of shampoo in quite the same way again!

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