Accidentally glued myself to a crocodile while attaching a radio transmitter. #fieldworkfail— Agata Staniewicz (@AgataStaniewicz) July 30, 2015
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.
Set padded leghold trap near house for jackal. Catch lion. #fieldworkfail— Rosie Woodroffe (@RosieWoodroffe) July 31, 2015
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 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!
Finding out the ground was not as stable as appeared #Askja #Fieldworkfail camerawoman took pic instead of helping pic.twitter.com/k3n9Y5Unne— Alison Graettinger (@AlisonGraetting) July 30, 2015
"Camerawoman does her job and lets the other people on the expedition do theirs" to help the person in the hole."