THERE is a striking transformation from ‘clever’ to ‘gorgeous’ whenever lady scientists take off their glasses, it has been claimed.
Following comments from Nobel laureate Tim Hunt about how laboratories should be gender segregated to avoid tempestuous affairs, male scientists confirmed that their hearts leap when the glasses come off.
Biologist Roy Hobbs said: “I spent four productive, sex-free years working on a genome project with a colleague I knew only as ‘Miss Hunt’.
“She was quite plain-looking, or so I always thought until one fateful day when she removed her glasses to wipe off some condensation.
“My jaw hit the floor, as did the test tube I was holding. Who was this goddess stood before me?
“‘Sweet Jesus,’ I stammered, ‘Miss Hunt, you are beautiful’. Then I took her in my arms and smothered her with kisses.
“Actually I didn’t do that. I just stared very hard into my microscope.”
Research scientist Emma Bradford said: “Last week my glasses fell off during an experiment. Everyone just went silent and someone emptied their pipette all over themselves. I was like, ‘what?’”
Meanwhile, physicist Marie Curie was renowned for her ability to go ‘from shrew to vixen’ simply by removing her hair grip.