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19 Secrets Scientists Will Never Tell You

We're all big kids at heart.

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1. Freezing random objects in liquid nitrogen will never not be fun.

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3. Same goes for playing with dry ice.

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8. It's hard not to get overly attached to inanimate objects you use every day.

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Especially when they have faces.

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9. Getting a new lab coat is more exciting than it should be.

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Aside from everything else, they make an extremely handy last-minute Halloween costume.

11. Sometimes we get scared of lasers too, even though we know they will (mostly) not cut you in half.

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I mean they can still blind you so there's plenty of legitimate reason to be cautious.

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17. Sometimes we quite enjoy going into the lab on a weekend.

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It's much quieter and you can actually get some work done.

18. Conferences are basically an excuse for a piss up with other scientists we don't get to see that often.

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That doesn't mean the talks are not really useful, but it's often the drinks afterwards where actual collaborations are born.

19. And drinking from conical flasks never, ever gets old.

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You'll still scoff at shots served in test tubes in bars, though.