We incubated this for however long lunch was. #overlyhonestmethods
Why did you incubate that sample for 16 hours? Because you wanted to go home for the day - but that much detail is not in your paper! Last night, a few scientists on Twitter started sharing their “overly honest methods”, and today the #overlyhonestmethods hashtag exploded with lots of funny and true stories about scientific experimentation. There are thousands of tweets, still coming in, so I can’t show you all of them, but here is a selection of some of my favourites:
We don't know how the results were obtained. The postdoc who did all the work has since left to start a bakery.
Data was analysed using in-house Perl-scripts. They are terrible and possibly wrong so please don't ask for them. #overlyhonestmethods"
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