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Which Piece of Lab Equipment are You? Hilarious Quiz!

Dear scientists, we dare you not to laugh when you see your result of this hilarious summer quiz we created for you!

Find out how your habits in and outside of the lab reflect your personality – are you a spinning centrifuge, the wildcard of the bunch or a clever qPCR cycler, do you have a microscopic eye for detail or bring fiery sparks to the workplace? Find out which piece of lab equipment you are!

Your Team at sciNote – Free Open Source Electronic Lab Notebook


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Take the challenge for a chance to win a unique lab accessory, custom-designed specifically for you and your lab!

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1. Take the hilarious quiz above (if you haven’t yet)
2. Enter your email above and get access to quiz results – ready to print!
3. Take a funny team photo or solo photo with the printout in your lab
4. Post it on social media, add the link to the quiz and #scinotechallenge (so we can find and see your photo!)
5. Prepare for glory!

The most original photo wins the game! Our designers will transform your photo into an awesome poster of everyone on it as their lab instrument counterparts! If you choose to ride solo, don’t worry, – we’ll turn you into a king/queen of the lab 🙂

We’ll even throw in a bonus – a shoutout to your lab on all of our social channels!

Challenge lasts until August 20th, so hurry up! Join in and showcase the funniest times with your lab crew on your wall!

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21 Comments Published

by Desiree Shelley , post on 8 August 2017 | Reply

I love this site

by Luka Zupancic , post on 8 August 2017 | Reply

Any other qPCRs out there? We need to unite in our fight against Old Pipettes! 😀 😀

by Mapa_Zilla , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply

I hear you my fellow qPCR, together we stand strong against those old pipettes abominations

by Priya , post on 10 August 2017 | Reply

old pipettes are reliable pipettes!

by Kerry , post on 8 August 2017 | Reply

That quiz was fun, thanks!

by Shahinaz Shalaby , post on 8 August 2017 | Reply

Fantastic…I am a scanning electron microscope!!!!

by patricia , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply


by Nitika , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply

“The Old Reliable” Pipette 🙂

by Ruth , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply

What a fun quiz!

by Herlina , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply


by Ruth , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply

Oh boy, that was a fun quiz! I’m a bunsen burner…how’d they know I like to play with fire? 😉

by Bruno Neto , post on 9 August 2017 | Reply

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by Michael P Jordan , post on 10 August 2017 | Reply

GC/MS, either research grade or table top. An MSD would be okay too. Preferably Agilent, formerly HP.

by Vampyre , post on 10 August 2017 | Reply

I got centrifuge. I’m a paramedical examiner, no longer in the lab, and I use them every day to spin down the specimens I draw. Funny.

by Leia , post on 10 August 2017 | Reply

I wish I could see all the other possible results

by Abs , post on 11 August 2017 | Reply

Me toooo! What does the Bunsen burner and old pipette say?

by Tea from sciNote , post on 10 August 2017 | Reply

Dear Leia, you can! On this page, below the quiz. You will see how you can access other results in the form of fun designer posters. Enjoy!

by Jane , post on 10 August 2017 | Reply

I got autoclave.
Congratulations, you´re an Autoclave! Like a silent vigilante, you undertake your lab´s dirtiest tasks in solitude and ask for nothing in return. This can push you to build up a lot of anxiety inside which keeps you under constant pressure. You work in 15 min intervals after which you need to blow off some steam. You strive to keep your dishes sparkling clean and you never forget to wash hands before leaving the bathroom.

You get along with: Liquid Nitrogen Tank
You can´t stand: Bunsen Burner

by IMR , post on 11 August 2017 | Reply

qPCR, I stand strong against old Pipettes! lol so trueeeeee

by Richard J Young , post on 12 August 2017 | Reply

The quiz would not load. And I was hoping to be a centrifuge.

by Tea Pavlek , post on 14 August 2017 | Reply

Hi Richard, it seems to work fine. Can I kindly invite you to try again and let us know if you are still facing issues? Thank you and enjoy the quiz!