31 Overly Honest Scientist Problems

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

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Cleaning/ defrosting the -20 freezer & found a box of rat tails from 1989. Trying to decide if these are "special" tails #scientistproblems

Jocelyn Reader@unique317

Cleaning/ defrosting the -20 freezer & found a box of rat tails from 1989. Trying to decide if these are "special" tails #scientistproblems

6:37 PM - 04 Nov 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Developing strong feelings for a plate of yeast #scientistproblems

Lyd!a@RainyDayKid_

Developing strong feelings for a plate of yeast #scientistproblems

7:31 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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iPhone TouchID really isn't very useful for someone who wears latex gloves 70% of the time. #scientistproblems #science

John Skylar@JohnSkylar

iPhone TouchID really isn't very useful for someone who wears latex gloves 70% of the time. #scientistproblems #science

5:08 PM - 20 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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It feels like summer again! If only flip flops were allowed at work :( #scientistproblems

laura alicia@lauraaa_alicia

It feels like summer again! If only flip flops were allowed at work :( #scientistproblems

1:45 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I have a statistical analysis-induced headache… #scientistproblem

Patrice Brassard@Pat_Brassard

I have a statistical analysis-induced headache… #scientistproblem

7:56 PM - 28 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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spending my sunday afternoon teaching myself to tie knots and using my bathtub to simulate a well #scientistproblems

stardiver@stardiver

spending my sunday afternoon teaching myself to tie knots and using my bathtub to simulate a well #scientistproblems

7:33 PM - 16 Oct 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

7:07 PM - 04 Jun 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Even in my nap-time dreams I'm pipetting stuff. #Scientistproblems #science

Zarqa@itsZarqa

Even in my nap-time dreams I'm pipetting stuff. #Scientistproblems #science

2:54 PM - 08 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

Spent 2 hours preparing DNA for electrophoresis, only to watch them float away in the buffer... real smooth! #scientistproblems

6:09 PM - 20 Oct 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

If only the specific heat of water could be a bit lower so I could drink my tea a bit faster. #ScientistProblem

9:45 PM - 15 Feb 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Everyone's out in the sunshine, whilst I'm sitting in a freezing dark microscope room. #scientistproblem

Natasha Hirst@Tashalana

Everyone's out in the sunshine, whilst I'm sitting in a freezing dark microscope room. #scientistproblem

9:05 AM - 06 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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As a side note, I misspelled "jeans" as "genes" in that previous tweet. #scientistproblems

Katie Pieper@kpeeps111

As a side note, I misspelled "jeans" as "genes" in that previous tweet. #scientistproblems

3:46 PM - 16 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Starting to think like an engineer. Is that a good thing?? #scientistproblem

Art@haringARTur

Starting to think like an engineer. Is that a good thing?? #scientistproblem

2:04 PM - 28 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Also, I probably shouldn't have laughed when someone pronounced bitumen like "bitchy men" #scientistproblems

Alan@SpecialNeeds101

Also, I probably shouldn't have laughed when someone pronounced bitumen like "bitchy men" #scientistproblems

5:50 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

1:18 PM - 10 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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No one gets how amazing my picture of red speckles is. #scientistproblems

Rachael Bakker@neuroticlaundry

No one gets how amazing my picture of red speckles is. #scientistproblems

11:30 PM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Anyone know how to get a wine stain out of a lab coat? #ScientistProblems

Brandon Moore@fatal3rror

Anyone know how to get a wine stain out of a lab coat? #ScientistProblems

3:21 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

Learned a new word today. Moribund- at the point of death. The transgenic mice were moribund at ~46 weeks. #scientistproblems

10:57 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Nitric acid burns last a while. #scientistproblems

Alan@SpecialNeeds101

Nitric acid burns last a while. #scientistproblems

7:45 PM - 09 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Argh my parental cells are being weird #scientistproblems #postgradlife

Candy@_Cashmore_

Argh my parental cells are being weird #scientistproblems #postgradlife

12:52 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Someone didn't seal the dry ice container. It mostly sublimed overnight. That sucks. #ScientistProblems

Ann@annabelle151

Someone didn't seal the dry ice container. It mostly sublimed overnight. That sucks. #ScientistProblems

3:02 PM - 08 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Figuring out where best to hang your laminated cardboard skeleton with labels naming the bones #scientistproblems #teacherproblems

Louise G@DrLouiseG

Figuring out where best to hang your laminated cardboard skeleton with labels naming the bones #scientistproblems #teacherproblems

4:25 PM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

I can't even plot someone's imaginary death on Twitter without feedback on toxins from the geek squad. #ScientistProblems

2:47 AM - 21 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I guess I had to break my fear of rats sometime #scientistproblems

*****-****@R_KingXO

I guess I had to break my fear of rats sometime #scientistproblems

9:35 PM - 17 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Everyone talking about SHM and all I can think of is simple harmonic motion #scientistproblems

Eric Lewis@Skip2My_Lew

Everyone talking about SHM and all I can think of is simple harmonic motion #scientistproblems

12:11 PM - 04 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

7:15 PM - 06 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I got covered by fake vomit and fake pus today. #scientistproblems

Holly Kershaw@cholly_

I got covered by fake vomit and fake pus today. #scientistproblems

8:57 AM - 11 Jul 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

11:01 PM - 03 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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You know you're an oceanographer when your phone autocorrects 'crap' to 'carp' #scientistproblems

Eli Hoovler@EliHobbit

You know you're an oceanographer when your phone autocorrects 'crap' to 'carp' #scientistproblems

9:21 PM - 08 Jul 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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EVERYONE HAS MORE PAPERS PUBLISHED THAN I DO. #scientistproblems

Joey@joeyishellagood

EVERYONE HAS MORE PAPERS PUBLISHED THAN I DO. #scientistproblems

3:39 PM - 10 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite