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.