Buzz·Posted on 21 Oct 201419 Secrets Scientists Will Never Tell YouWe're all big kids at heart.by Kelly OakesBuzzFeed Staff, UK FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Freezing random objects in liquid nitrogen will never not be fun. View this vine on Vine vine.co 2. Especially when you get to smash them afterwards. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com 3. Same goes for playing with dry ice. View this vine on Vine vine.co 4. In fact, an empty lab and some dry ice is the perfect opportunity to pretend to be a mad scientist. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF imgur.com 5. If we can build a robot to do something for us, we will. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF io9.com Yes, it might actually end up taking longer, but it's much more fun. 6. Having the lab to ourselves means there *will* be singing. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF jeveuxdicaprio.tumblr.com Probably dancing too. 7. Partially because being in the lab on your own can be a bit scary, especially if it's after hours. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reactiongifs.com 8. It's hard not to get overly attached to inanimate objects you use every day. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Especially when they have faces. 9. Getting a new lab coat is more exciting than it should be. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Aside from everything else, they make an extremely handy last-minute Halloween costume. 10. It's worth taking a few hours out to pull a prank on a labmate. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 4gifs.tumblr.com We were waiting for our experiment to finish running, anyway. 11. Sometimes we get scared of lasers too, even though we know they will (mostly) not cut you in half. Eon Producitons / Via io9.com I mean they can still blind you so there's plenty of legitimate reason to be cautious. 12. Coming up with acronyms for our experiments often takes longer than it should. arxiv-web3.library.cornell.edu You can't rush perfection. Or bad puns. 13. If you've worked in a lab long enough, everything starts to look like a fire hazard. Via reddit.com 14. We'd rather sit through an hour-long lecture on the actual Big Bang theory than be asked our opinion on the TV show one more time. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros / Via giphy.com 15. It's annoying to hear someone use a scientific word in the wrong way. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com / BuzzFeed 16. But it's more annoying when people assume you're going to be super pedantic just because you're a scientist. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures / Via omg-owned.tumblr.com We're not all Richard Dawkins. 17. Sometimes we quite enjoy going into the lab on a weekend. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You'll still scoff at shots served in test tubes in bars, though.