Jan 11, 2013
Hilarious round up of the #overlyhonestmethods hashtag meme on twitter from Mark Lorch:
“It all started with a neuropharmacologist researcher and blogger called Leigh when she tweeted “incubation lasted three days because this is how long the undergrad forgot the experiment in the fridge #overlyhonestmethods”. It didn’t take long for the hashtag to go viral. More tweets along similar lines followed including “…the chemicals were combined & stirred by hand for 2 hours by our project students as they were getting on our nerves” from @Simonleighuk, “The experiment was left for the precise time that it took for us to get a cup of tea” from @mahzabin and my favourite from @sciliz “the eppendorf tubes were ‘shaken like a polaroid picture’ until that part of the song ended”.”
Who said scientists cannot be honest about their methods?
(For those who care, I recorded a cover of that song, which you can listen to here.)