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“Accidentally Glued Myself to a Crocodile” and Other Science Failures

Scientists are using the new Twitter hashtag #fieldworkfail to tell stories about the screw-ups and unforeseen events that happen when you’re doing research in the field. It's like the opposite side of the Tweets that made us envious under the hashtag #BestFieldWorkPic. There are already quite a number of Tweets, with more being added daily.

Many are so intriguing that you want to hear the rest of the story. The Atlantic contacted the researchers about the Tweets posted above to find out if Staniewicz was still glued to a crocodile and what Woodroffe did with the unwanted lion. You’ll also see more favorite #fieldworkfail Tweets in the article. And check out the ongoing Tweets -some have pictures!

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About that last one... if there is an official position of "Camerawoman" that implies there are more than two people on this trek, so..

"Camerawoman does her job and lets the other people on the expedition do theirs" to help the person in the hole."
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