For scientists, students and academics, field work is part of the job.
However, it doesn't always go as planned, as apparent in the brilliant and hilarious #FieldWorkFail hashtag on Twitter, where people are flocking to share their disastrous tales.
*This* is why we don't leave our desks...
Prof: "Guard the GPS with your life!" Immediately drop GPS. Dive to catch it! ...Right off a cliff. Tumbled all the way down. #fieldworkfail— Katie Slivensky (@paleopaws) July 31, 2015
— Len Fisher (@LenFisherScienc) July 31, 2015
Surely the most common #fieldworkfail: drinking a tad too much the night before & spending next day lying in a mangrove not collecting data.— riselya (@AliceRisely) July 31, 2015
RT @AnneWHilborn: When you are collecting cheetah poop and drop some on yourself.July 31, 2015