FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 27, 2012

Annoying: The science of what bugs us – ACS Webinars™ Nov. 29

Are you wondering how you will make it through the holidays with your irritating relatives? Join Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, as he shares information from his book, "Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us" during an ACS webinar on this topic. Discover why we hate soup slurpers and loud talkers, and learn about the things that bug us in the most pleasing way possible. You will also have the chance to win a copy of his book.

Palca will be joined by Darren Griffin, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, UK. Together they will cover:

  • Why fingernails on a blackboard make us cringe
  • Why the loves of our lives are also often the most annoying people we know.
  • How to use being annoying to your advantage
  • Why overheard cell phone conversations are the most annoying modern annoyance

Part of the American Chemical Society’s Extreme Chemistry series, the webinar will air from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST this Thursday, Nov. 29. The webinar is free, but registration is required. You may also PREVIEW Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us.

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