• Question: What is the worst injury you have had while doing an experiment?

    Asked by Autumn to Richard, Anais on 15 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Anais Kahve

      Anais Kahve answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      I can’t think of any physical injuries thank goodness!

    • Photo: Richard Friend

      Richard Friend answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      Depends on your definitions! I’ve been experimenting with the effects of gravity on the human body for years now and have no end of scars to show for it. Basically I fall over sometimes. But in the lab? I think the worst thing I ever saw was someone walking about with a glass bottle of concentrated acid in their pocket which broke and got acid all over them. We got them under the shower immediately and they were absolutely fine, but it could have gone pretty wrong. Don’t put chemicals in your pockets. Top tip.