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Scientists share their funniest blunders with #FieldWorkFail

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Science: It's not all crisp lab coats and bubbling beakers.

It's actually messy as heck.

Over the past few days, scientists have been sharing their most embarrassing fieldwork flubs with the #FieldWorkFail hashtag on Twitter.

It's delightful -- and educational!

Some scientists in the field have to contend with charismatic mega-fauna who don't always cooperate.

And sometimes they make gross mistakes.

Transportation issues abound.

Glue is apparently a big issue.

Illusive lizards are apparently a problem, too.

And even if most of the science you do happens inside, things can still go horribly awry.

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