A Spit Party is kind of like a Tupperware Party, only the plastic containers are smaller and they’re not for leftovers. 23andMe held the first one a few days after our launch in November, and we’re gearing up for many more in 2008.
What happens at a Spit Party? So glad you asked. There’s mingling, of course. And opportunities to learn about the surprising number of traits that may be affected by genetics, from tongue-curling ability to taste preferences for things like vegetables and wine.
But most important, Spit Parties give people the opportunity to spit! Guests can sign up for 23andMe, receive a sample collection kit within minutes and then bask in the grooviness of a lounge specially designed for their spitting comfort.
Within a few weeks they’re looking at their own genetic data, and maybe even comparing themselves to a few new friends.
More photos after the jump …