Artist/Scientist makes portrait by cultivating bacteria from YOUR armpit… WTF

11 Feb

Artist draws picture of Countdown cougar Carol using her sweaty underarm bacteria. Caution – this is the pits

A scientist took the armpit sweat of celebrities like Carol Vorderman and cultivated bacteria in a petri dish to draw their portraits with.

Microbiologist Zachary Copfer convinced the celebs to get their pits out in the name of scientific education.

Carol, 53, who used to get the nation’s hearts racing with her curves and conundrums is a patron of the Big Bang Fair which aims to get youngsters interested in science and engineering.

Carol said: “The portrait looks brilliant – it’s one of a kind. I hope that by showing young people the unusual ways that science can be applied, they’re inspired to discover more for themselves.”

 

Rex Carol Vorderman portrait made from her own bacteria
Not to be sniffed at: Carol Vorderman portrait made from her own bacteria

Carol added: “It was great fun taking part in this project, and the portrait looks brilliant – it’s definitely one of a kind. I hope that by showing young people the interesting and unusual ways that science can be applied, they’re inspired to discover more about science and engineering careers for themselves.”

Mr Copfer said: “It’s been great to have been given the chance to get involved with The Big Bang Fair. I’m particularly excited that my work will be a big part of the fair’s central aim to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers – and hope that my work will not only help get young people excited about science but that it will also encourage them to apply the scientific knowledge they gain in fun and unique ways.”

Liz Bonnin.

 

This story is courtesy of:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/carol-vorderman-picture-created-sweat-3131119#ixzz2t0qnxgyf
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