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.

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
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3 years ago

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

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John L
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3 years 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

Hendrik Little
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3 years ago

Be honest, Angela, you're not really here for the research, are you? #notjudging

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

My Dad peed around his Wisconsin northern lake home's storage area to keep the badgers away. It worked !

Bina Acharya
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3 years ago

good thing that you survived.

Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

The jaguar was right: you pissed in its toilet without asking!

Oscar Jeong
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3 years ago

Jaguar: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you're looking for a toilet, I can tell you I don't have it. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I've acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my tree alone, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you. I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you. I will find you……and I will kill you."

Rabbitt209
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3 years ago

Purrrrfect!

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

We could have got King Kong: the Jaguar version movie.

Fidel Bousquet
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3 years ago

Obviously the jaguar was pissed

Heather Riseborough
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3 years ago

As you do...

Louiiiise
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3 years ago

Something to boast about to her future grandchildren =D

Bill David
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2 years ago

EXACTLY , THE WORST THING, THAT YOU COULD DO, TO P!SS OFF A BIG MALE CAT, OR ANY MALE CAT!

Jeffrey Stringer
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3 years ago

I think that you sentence should be "Pee accidentally" which would be stating that when selecting a spot of urination you unknowingly selected on marked by a cat. Your sentence suggests that you were innocently walking through a forest when you began to urinate unexpectedly on a tree marked by a cat. Fairly significant difference I think.

Traveling yuk
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3 years ago

cool

Sanchit Jain
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3 years ago

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I wonder if that jaguar would have caught you, will he would have done intercourse with you before eating you?

Master Markus
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3 years ago

No because that's not how the world works you crazy fuck!

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Cassiel Magem
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3 years ago

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

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mocochang
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3 years ago

LMAO

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Ilya Ditkovskiy
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Just like that Axe commercial.

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John L
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Those monkeys are so going to jail

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Liz dJ
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3 years ago

"Poc poc" 😂

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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

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PsychoPrincess
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3 years ago

I bet you that was shocking...

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Bina Acharya
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3 years ago

hehe :p

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selket
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3 years ago

Don't worry, you'll get it back.... in about a day or two.... Just don't lick it afterwards! :D

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Cassiel Magem
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3 years ago

"This humans can't just learn to respect privacy"

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selket
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3 years ago

So... did the elves save you after finding your pants with the message? :D

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

There was a bridge over a river you thought you could jump across?? Either youre VERY optimistic or the bridge is very short

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Virgil Blue
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3 years ago

Those bees should have tiny question marks over their heads in the picture.

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selket
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3 years ago

Awww, dissapointment of the year :)

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Sanchit Jain
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3 years ago

cartoon illustration is reverse of what mentioned in caption..

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Beep. Beep. Boop.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

I can't believe this one is real. Seems more like cartoon. How can you not see a damn elephant? xD

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Full Name
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3 years ago

I'd've been completely naked. Forget modesty, I've got some parts I consider higher up the "don't get bitten" ladder.

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Sanchit Jain
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3 years ago

did u had to melt them again to remove them?

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

It's their Axe Effect..

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earringnut
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3 years ago

good to know

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Couldn't it have been lifted in a bag just like dog poop?

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