Date: Saturday, June 15th
Time: Doors at 6, show at 6:30
Where: DC9 Nightclub

This time around, we’re diving into the world of fungi, challenging WebMD’s doom-and-gloom diagnoses, and discovering why some worms are more hardcore than a heavy metal concert. Yes, you heard right: we’ve got fungi that could make your bread look suspicious, worms that would make a headbanger proud, and WebMD’s uncanny ability to convince you that a common cold is actually the plague. Because who doesn’t want to laugh while learning about their imminent doom??

So, join us, fellow nerdlings, for an evening of laughter and enlightenment, where you’ll find out just how many ways you might not die from fungi and worms (despite what WebMD says). Trust us, it’s going to be a wild, educational ride!

June Talks:
“A Fungus Among Us” by Drew Drozynski
Description: A whirlwind tour through the magical kingdom of fungi touching on its role in the environment, its impact on our daily lives, and how to not die if you try foraging for them yourself. Plus we’ll answer the age-old question, “Could The Last of Us really happen?”

“A Way with Worms: how are polychaete worms so small yet so heavy metal at the same time” by Kody Muhic
Description: The aliens are below us. Here we dive to the bottom of the sea to examine some of the elongated, boneless weirdos who live there, from the aptly named bone-eating snot-flower worm, to the scifi horror creature that is the Bobbit worm. (Key words: death-jawed, sexually ambiguous, exceptionally phallic, death orgy, sci-fi nightmare fuel).

“Everything Hurts and I’m Dying: WebMD vs an actual pathologist in a game of Worst Case Scenarios” by Kali Holder and Rae Pendergrass
Description: You know when you have some random mild symptom, search the internet to find out what it might be, and immediately regret it because you apparently have cancer, molybdenum toxicity, and/or network connectivity issues? That was a bad idea. This is a worse idea. This is what happens when a comedian asks a pathologist, “How bad could it be?”