The "talking science" badge. Required for all members. Assumes the recipient conducts himself/herself in such a manner as to talk science whenever he/she gets the chance. Not easily fazed by looks of disinterest from friends or the act of "zoning out" by well intentioned loved ones
Clearly, I deserve this badge, but why the squid? There needs to be an insect version.
Well, I don't know what the circulation of Naturwissenschaften is, but I'm pretty sure I qualify.
Okay, I haven't used a dental drill, but I have used a DeWalt 2-1/2" 24V cordless drill/hammerdrill with a 24" long auger drill bit attachment. That's gotta count for something, right?
The "inappropriate nocturnal use of lab equipment in the name of alternative science experimentation / communication" badge. In which the recipient has "borrowed" scientific supplies for the sake of stealth scientific communication.
Not fun. I once electrocuted myself (accidentally) while working on a black-footed ferret reintroduction program in South Dakota. We set up large areas protected by electric fencing to keep out coyotes and one day I just barely brushed the fence with a finger. Next thing I knew I was lying flat out on the ground staring up at the sky.
I offer as proof, The Gigantiops Destructor Store.
Well, who hasn't?
Here is my proof.
Let's just say Tiputini has a lot of monkeys.
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