Buzz·Posted on 11 May 201618 Things Scientists Have Done At Least OnceThat moment when you try to CTRL + F your paper lab book.by Kelly OakesBuzzFeed Staff, UK FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Accidentally called something by its scientific name in ~the real world~. Jolene Miller @jolene278 TFW you can't find iron supplements at the store because you are looking for Fe. #scientistproblems 06:04 PM - 02 Apr 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. Looked up the cost of something they broke in the lab. google.co.uk Thinking about how much you spent on tuition fees will make you feel less bad if it was expensive. 3. Spilt something on themselves and not told anyone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount It's probably fine as long as long as you rinse it off thoroughly... right? 4. Stored food in a lab fridge/freezer. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 5. Pretended to have read a paper when they actually just skimmed the abstract. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @itisshesarahb It's where all the important information is supposed to be, anyway. 6. "Borrowed" lab equipment for household use. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @pookie_mixinitup 7. Tried to CTRL + F to find something on a printed page. Amirah @mirapalesii I wish I could just hit Ctrl + F. 😕 01:20 PM - 11 Feb 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Not been 100% sure how to pronounce a scientific word, so avoided saying it out loud. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF oscar.go.com "...un-ger-ar-der?" 9. Left out a data point to make a graph look nicer. en.wikipedia.org 10. Spent longer making a figure for their thesis than it took to do the actual experiment. Tim Johnson @Timotay_Johnson Big decision of the night; I have chosen a Braggs law figure for the thesis. #realtimechem #mustbeperfect #perfect-ish 08:55 PM - 22 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. Followed a weird superstition even though they know it's bollocks. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BNN It doesn't hurt to be careful. 12. Typed out a reply correcting someone on a scientific inaccuracy, then deleted it before sending. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF gradlifethrugifs.tumblr.com And then patted yourself on the back. 13. Had to double check how to draw a certain diagram, even though it's integral to their work. en.wikipedia.org 14. Caught up on TV while an experiment was running. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Citytv 15. Hidden a piece of equipment to stop other people using it. imgur.com 16. Turned up the music and danced around the lab when nobody else was there. Francis Aguisanda @ATPandMe I have DEFINITELY not been dancing in the lab all day to @jtimberlake's new song. Nope, totally not me. 07:38 PM - 10 May 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. Written "It is well known that..." in a paper to avoid having to find the original source. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox 18. Read their horoscope. Fox And got excited when it was positive.