13 Overly Honest Methods Researchers Admit They Use
When you think of scientists, isn’t the first image that comes to mind Dr. Victor Frankenstein slaving over his creation 24/7/12/365? Not so fast. Some scientists have opened up about their less-than-rigorous research methodology on Twitter’s #overlyhonestmethods.
Next Time I’ll Use Dandelions
“The sample was biased because the plants were growing in a thorn bush, and I didn’t want to stick my hand in too far.” #overlyhonestmethods
We’re Scientists, Not Heroes
“Blood samples were spun at 1,500 rpm because the centrifuge made a scary noise at higher speeds.” #overlyhonestmethods
This Won’t Hurt a Bit, Chester …
“We tested the theory on undergraduates because they are cheap and available.” #overlyhonestmethods
Quick! The Big Bang Theory Series Finale Is on in 10 Minutes!
“Cells were harvested at this low OD because I had someplace I needed to go.” #overlyhonestmethods
Next Time I’ll Order the Lobster
“I let it react for 20 minutes because that’s how long it took me to eat lunch.” #overlyhonestmethods