I was one of the first members of O.O.T.S.S.O.E.R.A.A.A.P., the Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Refute and Above Average Physique (scroll all the way down to members at large on the original site), but they updated their website for the first time in years and suddenly they’re everywhere again. Plus, I earned a new badge or two in the meantime, so let’s look at my collection:
The explanations are all on the site.
I should probably explain these two : I’ve given 50 ml Falcon tubes to a Girl Scout troop when I visited them to talk about the science of ice. (I should get bonus points for actually talking about science to real scouts!) And the martini badge is the result of something very common to certain fields: “Oh, I definitely have time to go to this happy hour – I don’t need to split my cells until 10 PM, so I’ll drink before and then go back to the lab.”