Sat, 04 Aug | The Banshee Labyrinth - Venue 156

Brian Eggo - Sportsball-ocks

Skeptics on the Fringe presents: Brian Eggo, Evil Overlord of Glasgow Skeptics - Sportsball-ocks
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Brian Eggo - Sportsball-ocks

Time & Location

04 Aug 2018, 19:30 – 20:30
The Banshee Labyrinth - Venue 156, 29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK

About the Event

Skeptics on the Fringe presents: Brian Eggo, Evil Overlord of Glasgow Skeptics - Sportsball-ocks

As the rewards of fame & fortune increase, so does the dedication and desperation of those in the sporting world who will do whatever it takes to win. Science is playing an ever-increasing role in the march towards maximising our athletic prowess. Unfortunately, wherever science goes, quackery is never far behind. In this talk we will take a light-hearted look at some of the preposterous products and procedures that have infiltrated the world of sports & fitness. Some lucky audience members may even get the chance to have their performance 'enhanced'.

Brian is the main organiser and primary mouthpiece of Glasgow Skeptics. As such, he has an unhealthy interest in the equally amusing and frustrating realms pseudoscience & quackery. As the son of a PE teacher, he has been indoctrinated to have a deep love of sports & fitness, and has achieved mediocrity in a wide variety of sporting pursuits.

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Similar events on the Fringe normally cost around £10 but all our Fringe events are free and non-ticketed. Entry is first-come-first-served basis and we will ask for a donation to help cover our costs. Your support is very welcome. Venue is strictly over-18 and access is via a narrow staircase. If you need help getting access, please let us know in advance (contact@edskeptics.co.uk) and we will try to help.

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