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”.
“Let’s ask my colleagues – they wear ties and safety goggles, so they should know”.
“So guys, I have this pink tube – what do you make of it?”
“Well, it’s a tube, and it’s pink and…” “OMG there is an airbubble – right there”
“Oh, no, there’s another airbubble!” “This is aweful” “I’m so shocked!”
“This will make a great stock photo for an article in the Guardian”
“Now, let’s all switch glasses and look under the microscope. ”
“Make the boss think we are busy.”
“Boss’s gone. We can relax now”
“That was fun. Shall we do it again with a red fluid?”
I want to get in on this!
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That one where they switched glasses cracked me up.