SCIENCE Staffers Do DC
By: Andi Grill
Faster than you can say house made Limoncello, the entire Science staff left a day and a half of brainstorming brilliance to head for the Hill...Capitol Hill. Studies show play is as important to our physical and mental health as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising. So passing right over that sleep component, we went directly to eating well and exercise.
Welcome to the First Annual Competitive Culinary Capitol Hill Science Channel Adventure. Our Culinary guides met us at the top of the Eastern Market Metro Escalator and proceeded to take us on a walking historical tour of Capitol Hill jammed packed with fascinating facts. Did you know there have been 8 other United States Capitals, including York, Pennsylvania? That there was once 21 family farms on Capitol Hill? And who knew there is only one working gargoyle in all of Capitol Hill?
Divided into three teams, we competed to see who was paying the most attention and which team was most observant, as we made our way to three different restaurants. The Geeky Spods were first to spot carriage step. Mother Finnegan's All Star Band found the ghost mural and The Merry Morphs...well they laughed a lot.
By the end of the day, we had feasted on Indian food, Salvadoran and Italian, were completely stuffed AND had discovered the answer to one of life's biggest questions. Does heaven exist? Yes. Yes it does. It's in the form of Tiramisu at Lavagna's.
At Science Channel we believe great ideas come from anywhere. Our two-day onsite/offsite (oddly that actually does make sense) included not only production and development execs, but also assistants, finance, legal and HR. We also consider our viewers an integral part of the SCIENCE creative team. So please keep sending us your ideas.
Einstein said creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
PS: Since I know you Question Everything, the other 7 US Capitals were Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton and New York.