Thursday, December 01, 2005


It's Official

This has already been widely reported, but now it's official. According to Popular Science the profession of Kansas biology teacher is the third worst job in science -- just behind human lab rat and manure inspector.

What science job comes in ahead of being a biology teacher in Kansas? Being an Extremophile Excavator, apparently, is not quite as bad. Extremophile is a microbe "thriving in some of the most putrid, nauseating, arsenic-saturated mud on Earth has a very useful quality: it eats arsenic. To harvest that mud, once thought to be sterile, the researchers suffer through 125-degree days, blinding sun reflecting off the salt-caked lake, and so much noxious gas that it makes their eyes water."


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