Being A Scientist Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be...
Of all the Twitter trends, this has to be one of our favourites.
We always pictured scientists to be in a lab somewhere, wearing a white coat - but we forgot about field work!
Here's a compilation of our favourite #FieldWorkFails...
Accidentally glued myself to a crocodile while attaching a radio transmitter. #fieldworkfail— Agata Staniewicz (@AgataStaniewicz) July 30, 2015
Discovering secret granola stash in field station = 🎁🎄🎉👍🏼! Realizing later 'flax seeds' actually weevils = #fieldworkfail.— Aerin Jacob (@Aerin_J) July 30, 2015
That sinking feeling when you realise you have inadvertently exchanged saliva with a dead jackal #fieldworkfail— Sarah Durant (@SarahMDurant) July 31, 2015
Caught fuelline in outboard prop, spent hours drifting, cleaning carb and dodging angry hippos, 02:00 and dark #fieldworkfail— Mark G Wright (@WrightMarkG) August 4, 2015
Once I got very excited to find some bones in a trench, thinking it may have been a midden, then the KFC wrapper emerged. #fieldworkfails— Andy Baader (@PostAntiquarian) August 4, 2015
Spilled dirty ethanol & clove oil down front of wetsuit. Had 2 pretend I wasn't getting chemical burns while talking to crew #fieldworkfail— Dr. Wrasse (@labroides) July 31, 2015
Accidentally pee on a Jaguar´s marked tree. Get chased by the jaguar for 3 weeks, might sound exciting, actually quite scary #fieldworkfails— Angela Maria Bayona (@AngelaBayonaV) August 3, 2015
Caught in thunderstorm, ditched metal auger to be safe. When I got back remembered I was wearing GPS backpack with 3m aerial. #fieldworkfail— Frank Swain (@SciencePunk) July 31, 2015
Lick tiny object to discern if fossil/rock. Fossil. Sticks to tongue. Coughing fit from dust. Sharp inhale. Swallow fossil. #fieldworkfail— TSV (@tattoosandbones) July 31, 2015
Photo: Carrie Cizauskas Twitter