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31 Overly Honest Scientist Problems

Getting a wine stain out of a lab coat = nightmare.

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I have a statistical analysis-induced headache… #scientistproblem

— Patrice Brassard (@Pat_Brassard)
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spending my sunday afternoon teaching myself to tie knots and using my bathtub to simulate a well #scientistproblems

— stardiver (@stardiver)
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Ugh!!! So annoyed that I forgot to give my mice their booster vaccinations yesterday. Now I'll have to go in hungover. #scientistproblems

— Jonathan (@MicroJon)
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Even in my nap-time dreams I'm pipetting stuff. #Scientistproblems #science

— Zarqa (@itsZarqa)
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Spent 2 hours preparing DNA for electrophoresis, only to watch them float away in the buffer... real smooth! #scientistproblems

— Alex Wisner (@WizeManSaid)
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If only the specific heat of water could be a bit lower so I could drink my tea a bit faster. #ScientistProblem

— Marcie (@PennWench161)
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Everyone's out in the sunshine, whilst I'm sitting in a freezing dark microscope room. #scientistproblem

— Natasha Hirst (@Tashalana)
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As a side note, I misspelled "jeans" as "genes" in that previous tweet. #scientistproblems

— Katie Pieper (@kpeeps111)
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Starting to think like an engineer. Is that a good thing?? #scientistproblem

— Art (@haringARTur)
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Also, I probably shouldn't have laughed when someone pronounced bitumen like "bitchy men" #scientistproblems

— Alan (@SpecialNeeds101)
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The vast majority of my project involves waiting for furnaces and reactors. My degree should be in patience, not Catalysis #scientistproblem

— Dan Jones (@DanRJones91)
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No one gets how amazing my picture of red speckles is. #scientistproblems

— Rachael Bakker (@neuroticlaundry)
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Anyone know how to get a wine stain out of a lab coat? #ScientistProblems

— Brandon Moore (@fatal3rror)
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Learned a new word today. Moribund- at the point of death. The transgenic mice were moribund at ~46 weeks. #scientistproblems

— Emily Toombs (@AutobotEmily)
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Nitric acid burns last a while. #scientistproblems

— Alan (@SpecialNeeds101)
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Argh my parental cells are being weird #scientistproblems #postgradlife

— Candy (@_Cashmore_)
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Someone didn't seal the dry ice container. It mostly sublimed overnight. That sucks. #ScientistProblems

— Ann (@annabelle151)
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Figuring out where best to hang your laminated cardboard skeleton with labels naming the bones #scientistproblems #teacherproblems

— Louise G (@DrLouiseG)
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I can't even plot someone's imaginary death on Twitter without feedback on toxins from the geek squad. #ScientistProblems

— Bam D. Woodchipper (@bam294)
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I guess I had to break my fear of rats sometime #scientistproblems

— *****-**** (@R_KingXO)
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Everyone talking about SHM and all I can think of is simple harmonic motion #scientistproblems

— Eric Lewis (@Skip2My_Lew)
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Just had a coworker walk in the lab to see me hugging the outside of an incubator b/c it was warm and I am cold. #ScientistProblems

— Ann (@annabelle151)
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I got covered by fake vomit and fake pus today. #scientistproblems

— Holly Kershaw (@cholly_)
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Where the Hell are my lab goggles? #ScientistProblems

— ɯnlqploפ ɟɟǝſ (@arcadia_eg0)
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Making some chai tea that I bought in Nepal a few years ago, and the directions say "boil for some time". Be specific! #scientistproblems

— Eva Amsen (@easternblot)
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You know you're an oceanographer when your phone autocorrects 'crap' to 'carp' #scientistproblems

— Eli Hoovler (@EliHobbit)
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EVERYONE HAS MORE PAPERS PUBLISHED THAN I DO. #scientistproblems

— Joey (@joeyishellagood)

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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