Posts Tagged: biology

The “I have a species named after me” badge.

In which the wearer is a latter day Linneaus.

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The “I have a species named after me” badge.

In which the wearer is a latter day Linneaus.

The “I have an equation or constant named after me” badge

In which this badge is pretty much akin to science royalty (MG).

The “I have an equation or constant named after me” badge

In which this badge is pretty much akin to science royalty (MG).

The “I have an actual human skeleton in my office” badge

With the assumption that there is a good sound reason for this (and that this doesn’t include those found in living bodies). (GGP)

The “I have an actual human skeleton in my office” badge

With the assumption that there is a good sound reason for this (and that this doesn’t include those found in living bodies). (GGP)

The “I’ve been envenomated by one of my research subjects” badge

Snakes, scorpions, other anthropods, various spiders, insects, etc. All good. Near death stories are a bonus. (JKS)

The “I’ve been envenomated by one of my research subjects” badge

Snakes, scorpions, other anthropods, various spiders, insects, etc. All good. Near death stories are a bonus. (JKS)

The “plant kingdom rules!” badge.

Whereby the image on this badge in no way condones any particular type of activity.

The “plant kingdom rules!” badge.

Whereby the image on this badge in no way condones any particular type of activity.

The “I actually grew up AND became a marine biologist” badge.

Out of the millions of children who aspire to work with dolphins and their ilk, this recipient is actually someone who does precisely that.

The “I actually grew up AND became a marine biologist” badge.

Out of the millions of children who aspire to work with dolphins and their ilk, this recipient is actually someone who does precisely that.

The “I’ve eaten what I study” badge.

Recipients have prepared their object of study as a cuisine item for eating. Hopefully, the minority of MD’s are ineligible for this one. (J)

The “I’ve eaten what I study” badge.

Recipients have prepared their object of study as a cuisine item for eating. Hopefully, the minority of MD’s are ineligible for this one. (J)

The “working on alternative fuels” badge.

In which the recipient actually tries to avoid burning stuff and is doing research on alternative fuels.

The “working on alternative fuels” badge.

In which the recipient actually tries to avoid burning stuff and is doing research on alternative fuels.

The “works with very large and potentially dangerous organisms” badge.

In which recipient conducts hazardous research on very large creatures. (MH)

The “works with very large and potentially dangerous organisms” badge.

In which recipient conducts hazardous research on very large creatures. (MH)

The “works with very small and potentially dangerous organisms” badge.

In which recipient conducts hazardous research on very small creatures.

The “works with very small and potentially dangerous organisms” badge.

In which recipient conducts hazardous research on very small creatures.

The “have violated the posterior of an animal in the name of science” badge.

For those who study medical and/or microbiological issues related to things carried rectally. (LL)

The “have violated the posterior of an animal in the name of science” badge.

For those who study medical and/or microbiological issues related to things carried rectally. (LL)

The “cloner” badge.

In which the recipient has cloned something or other. Rules to a drinking game concerning this badge will be forthcoming. (RPM)

The “cloner” badge.

In which the recipient has cloned something or other. Rules to a drinking game concerning this badge will be forthcoming. (RPM)

The “I know what a tadpole is” badge.

In which the recipient knows what a tadpole is. Basically, an easy way to get a badge that looks a little like the semen one above.

The “I know what a tadpole is” badge.

In which the recipient knows what a tadpole is. Basically, an easy way to get a badge that looks a little like the semen one above.

The “inordinately fond of invertebrate” badge.

In which the recipient professes an arguably unhealthy affinity for things of this category.

The “inordinately fond of invertebrate” badge.

In which the recipient professes an arguably unhealthy affinity for things of this category.

The “knows how to harvest horse pituitary glands” badge.

Needless to say, this is one of our specialist badges. (JL)

The “knows how to harvest horse pituitary glands” badge.

Needless to say, this is one of our specialist badges. (JL)

The “dodger of monkey shit” badge.

One of our self explanatory badges. (EM)

The “dodger of monkey shit” badge.

One of our self explanatory badges. (EM)

The “I’ve touched human internal organs with my own hands” badge.

In which the recipient is “hopefully” doing something that is somehow related to human health. (JH)

The “I’ve touched human internal organs with my own hands” badge.

In which the recipient is “hopefully” doing something that is somehow related to human health. (JH)

The “sexing up science” badge.

In which the recipient has had experience with things such as selective breeding, crossing, mate selection, prokaryotic conjugation, fertility studies, STD related microbiology, and/or any other acceptable interpretation of the badge. (RPM)

The “sexing up science” badge.

In which the recipient has had experience with things such as selective breeding, crossing, mate selection, prokaryotic conjugation, fertility studies, STD related microbiology, and/or any other acceptable interpretation of the badge. (RPM)