• Question: Were experiments really really really really really fun?

    Asked by Teamfire321 to Avani, Jeff, Kenzi, Lindsay, Zoe on 17 May 2015.
    • Photo: Zoe GetmanPickering

      Zoe GetmanPickering answered on 17 May 2015:

      Most of the time. Sometimes they are full of mindless boring work for weeks at a time. Often they don’t work and that gets frustrating, but overall they are awesome. There are always moments of incredible fun, when you are vacuuming up bees with a modified dustbuster or extracting DNA and making it visible, or finding a rare bug, hiking up to your thighs in mud through a rainforest, or electrocuting the water to catch fish, or getting to burn things. I could go on for ever, but you get the point. Mostly they are really really really really reallllly fun.

    • Photo: Jeff Shi

      Jeff Shi answered on 18 May 2015:

      Experiments can be really really really really really long, and aren’t always that fun, but not many things are as fun as getting THE answer to a difficult question!

    • Photo: K. Lindsay Hunter

      K. Lindsay Hunter answered on 18 May 2015:

      I’m in the process of designing experiments for keeping monkeys from bothering farmers’ crops, but right now, I feel a bit outsmarted and frustrated. Maybe you have some ideas you could share?