When scientists step outside their safe laboratories, anything can happen. Of course, studying wild animals or digging out million-year-old fossils sounds exotic and exciting, but that's only one side of the spectrum. The other side is sometimes gross and scary but mostly it's hilarious. In 2015 scientists started sharing their most embarrassing #Fieldworkfails, and recently French illustrator Jim Jourdane has decided to compile the most memorable ones and turn them into amusing whimsical drawings.


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From gluing yourself to a crocodile to walking in a thunderstorm with a 10 feet (3 metre) aerial, these moments show us that science is full of hilarious trainwrecks, too. Jourdane interviewed all scientists whose stories were included in his book to get a better understanding of their fieldwork and its details. "I talked to [them] I realized that there's a lot of problems of communication with the general public about how they work, what they do," he told Gizmodo. Thus, he tried to make his visual anecdotes available to everyone: "Eleven year old children, my grandmother, friends, scientists."

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John L 3 months ago

I hope you had the good sense to anesthetize the fellow BEFORE applying the glue. :D

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John L 3 months ago

I'm curious Angela, how did you manage to mark the jaguar's territory sign? And then stick around his territory for three weeks. Perhaps the big cat was trying to mate with you? ;D

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Cassiel Magem 3 months ago

"This is real life, kids. Get used to it"

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Ilya Ditkovskiy 3 months ago

Those lions just have a bad taste in music -.-

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Vlad Horobet 3 months ago

Just like that Axe commercial.

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John L 3 months ago

This cartoon does not represent the circumstances. The vials exploded because the suitcase was stored in a non-pressurized compartment. Passenger compartments are always pressurized, and this would not have happened.

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Cassiel Magem 3 months ago

Those monkeys are so going to jail

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Liz dJ 3 months ago

"Poc poc" 😂

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Vlad Horobet 3 months ago

Honestly, without this image I would've not get the idea. Thanks artist.

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