Obviously, we all know the stereotype of a scientist's physical appearance and it's on the corner of giant nerd and crazy. While a few of my co-workers over the years certainly fall within that description, it hardly describes scientists at large. Most of my fellow lab mates, including myself, look like everyone else. However, from time to time I hear my co-workers complaining that no one suspects they are scientists and most of them feel this is because they are women. Personally, I think it's difficult to assume anyones job unless that job requires a uniform or uniform-like attire (i.e. scrubs). I don't know why anyone would look at me in the grocery store and assume I am a microbiologist or any other type of professional.
So, just for fun, I thought I would let everyone guess what the dudes in the embedded video do for a living. I'll give the careers, and if you want, see if you can guess which person does what for a living.
The careers are: (a) software developer, (b) patent lawyer, (c) owner of successful business that produces educational software and videos for children and (d) self-employed executive recruiter.
Sorry people, the video doesn't start immediately. Just give it about 20 sec. ;)