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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4 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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4 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

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Cassiel Magem
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4 years ago

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

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mocochang
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4 years ago

LMAO

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Ilya Ditkovskiy
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4 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

Just like that Axe commercial.

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John L
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4 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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4 years ago

Those monkeys are so going to jail

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Liz dJ
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4 years ago

"Poc poc" 😂

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

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

Jim Jourdane
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4 years ago

Thank you! :D

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Flora Polvado
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4 years ago

That's cause they don't see a car. They see a target.

Joe Dad
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4 years ago

They see a toilet*

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Full Name
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4 years ago

The kids usually like the box more than the toy.

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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4 years ago

Hi I would like to apologise for my random texts above. Believe it or not I did them in my sleep. Some people sleepwalk I sleep text. I am a very weird person. I wish I could say alcohol was involved but I am steadfastly teetotal.

selket
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4 years ago

Wow, amazing conclusion :D

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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4 years ago

Llamas l

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4 years ago

Llolp

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4 years ago

On pllp

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4 years ago

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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4 years ago

There is a fun fact that birds prefer red cars which I think is true as my mum has a red car that the local bird population love to

Steve Lawson
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4 years ago

Everyone knows cars are bird toilets.

DancingToMyself
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4 years ago

Aww, again this great illustration ❤

Rabbitt209
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4 years ago

And we humans think we are soooo clever. Our arrogance causes us to underestimate them (all other living things here with us) every time.

L. S.
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4 years ago

So...I'm guessing his car wasn't very clean after a flock of birds perched there :,)

BoredBirgit
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4 years ago

That's kinda sweet!

Ie Va
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4 years ago

I know this from Mr Bean

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PsychoPrincess
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4 years ago

I bet you that was shocking...

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Bina Acharya
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4 years ago

hehe :p

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selket
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4 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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4 years ago

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

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selket
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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

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

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selket
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4 years ago

Awww, dissapointment of the year :)

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Sanchit Jain
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4 years ago

cartoon illustration is reverse of what mentioned in caption..

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Vlad Horobet
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4 years ago

Beep. Beep. Boop.

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Vlad Horobet
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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

did u had to melt them again to remove them?

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

It's their Axe Effect..

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earringnut
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4 years ago

good to know

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Pi...
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4 years ago

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

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