RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT: SCIENTISTS WILL GEEK OUT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

By | December 10, 2008 | archive, humour, journal club

HYPOTHESIS

Scienceful types will find über-nerdy ways to pass the time regardless of the circumstances.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A bunch of scientists went to a bar after a day at a conference. Many consumed unspecified volumes of alcohol.

RESULTS:

The next day, one of the authors found the following on a napkin he had pocketed:

Celebrities and Artists of the Excretory System

Actors/Directors
Kidney Pollack
Sylverster Aldosterone
Nora Nephron (no relation to Zac Nephron)
Sarah Michelle Glomerular
Robert Uric
Sharon (Renal Artery) Stenosis

Musicians
Pissy Elliot
Don “Loop of” Henle
Filtrate Collins
Micturate Jagger
Renin DMC
Urethra Franklin

Authors
Bladder-mir Nabokov
Michael Creatinine
Harper Pee
ADH Lawrence

DISCUSSION:

Even after a day replete with talks and poster presentations and the subsequent consumption of alcohol-based beverages, scientists chose to recreate by attempting to meld pop culture with arcane terminology associated with a specific physiological process.

CONCLUSION:

Scientists are dorks. Big ones.

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