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Embarrassing Moments in Research: #FieldWorkFail Illustrated

Posted by Richard Conniff on September 8, 2016

glued-to-a-crocodile-by-jim-jourdaneScientists doing fieldwork sometimes get into seriously embarrassing, or even dangerous, situations.  Some of them end up, tragically, on the Wall of Dead: A Memorial to Fallen Naturalists.

But others live to tell the tale, and dine out on their own mini-disasters.

French illustrator Jim Jourdane noticed and has produced a highly entertaining series of drawings of fieldwork:  “To make these illustrations,” he explains, “I use stories shared on twitter by scientists with the #fieldworkfail hashtag.”

Check them out here.

My favorite:

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