Lab stock photo fun – The Pink Tube Collaboration

A nice series of stock photos from Shutterstock/123RF, featuring three smart scientists spending their afternoon looking at a tube filled with pink fluid. Or, as Shutterstock called it, “Three shocked scientists looking at the obtained substance expressing intense emotions”. Here we go:

“Hello, I am a very smart scientist. Today I am pipetting this pink fluid. Not sure I have mastered pipetting, though. But I will keep on smiling.”



“Alright. I got my pink fluid in a glass tube. Now what?”


“I honestly have no idea what to do with this”.

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“Let’s ask my colleagues – they wear ties and safety goggles, so they should know”.

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“So guys, I have this pink tube – what do you make of it?”

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“Well, it’s a tube, and it’s pink and…” “OMG there is an airbubble – right there”

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“Oh, no, there’s another airbubble!” “This is aweful” “I’m so shocked!”

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“This will make a great stock photo for an article in the Guardian”

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“Now, let’s all switch glasses and look under the microscope. ”

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“Make the boss think we are busy.”

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“Boss’s gone. We can relax now”

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“That was fun. Shall we do it again with a red fluid?”

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3 thoughts on “Lab stock photo fun – The Pink Tube Collaboration

  1. Pingback: Weekend reads: Publishing hypocrisy; false truths; scientists go rogue - Retraction Watch at Retraction Watch

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