Scientists Turn Twitter Into a Comedy Fest With #AcademicHipster Hashtag

The #AcademicHipster hashtag is trending. Read up before it's too mainstream to continue. By Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock

Scientists have had a lot of fun with Twitter lately, from posting their #fieldworkfail stories to #JunkOff photos and #StupidCommonNames rants. (And who could forget the brilliant #DistractinglySexy response to sexism in science?)

Yesterday Twitter lit up with a flood of new #AcademicHipster tweets, where scientists have a chance to show off how edgy they are and get back to their roots of using transparencies and slides. Because who doesn't prefer a film camera trap over digital for more authentic wildlife monitoring?

Here are some of the best gems:

Head over to Twitter to catch up on the hashtag. The humor keeps on coming. But hurry because: