I Do Research For Fun

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    I really need to start making some new groups

    for different topics, but EP's not so good with the science-y topics :) But here's a Soviet Cold War surplus geiger-tube straight from Ukraine for my latest (Well, second to latest!) project... Although I'm really looking to source a nice scintillation crystal for it eventually...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    Research Is What You Make It.

     When I'm passionate about something I do insane amounts of research to the point of making a Harvard Student look bad.   
    Seattlegirl Seattlegirl
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2008


    I am like a dog with a bone when something intrigues me. Living in the age of the internet where the world's knowledge is at my fingertips, it isn't such a hard job to find out things in today's world. This works out nicely for people like me who can't stop my intense thirst for...
    Mirvanna Mirvanna
    36-40, F
    Jul 23, 2011

    I Research Mysteries

    I research scary stories and mysteries. You know things like that. i basicly know what urban legends are true or false. But yet I really don't believe everything I am told. I love hearing about scary stories weither they are real or fake. Ive heard it all... Nothing really scares...
    crookedspoons crookedspoons
    18-21, F
    Jul 5, 2008

    I'm a Nerd

    I love interesting facts so I ask my mom and teachers everyday very weird questions and look up random things on Google haha.
    fantasytina fantasytina
    1 Response Jun 29, 2008

    I wanna share what I read today.

    How to Meet the Right Person OnlineToday, meeting a romantic partner through an online service is commonplace. In fact, a recent survey showed that 1 in 5 couples that have married in the last three years met each other through an online dating site. What is even more amazing is...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Lately, my focus has been on singular

    or isochronal frequencies, and their effect on my central nervous system. I came to this research my pure coincidence, and it has branched off into many vines of ideas and concepts. Not only are specific frequencies cognitively beneficial, but can influence a whole array of new...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    Mar 19, 2014

    Did you know that if you put conditioner on

    your roots when your hair is dry, and massage it for 5 minutes it can increase hair growth?
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    This Is How Much of a Geek I Am

    processing.org   code for fun, I look for code I like and change it to what I want it to do. I php, java, trying to get my head round being able to script in Flash but am so used to using Director Im not sure I can convert. I make games, art pieces, film pieces, just...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 7, 2008

    The Eternal Intellectual Sponge

    That is me, I've always been sort of a technogeek when it comes to things electronic and mechanical.  Everything I've been interested in, I do lots of reading on, and spend hours doing it. The general process starts with whatever interest it is.  Then leads to a...
    DarkParade83 DarkParade83
    1 Response Feb 22, 2009

    You Know You Have It Bad When..

    Your friend comes to you for research on her anthro paper for college and you have more sources on the subject that the local and university libraries combined ><.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 8, 2013

    Sanger sequencing's been around just a few

    years short of 40 years now, though it's given way to Next Gen Sequencing, it has one particularly useful quality: It's simple enough that, in principle, it could be done in a home laboratory. (Every now and then there's an article about someone trying to simplify it even...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    Of Course!

    My first thought when I saw the title of this experience was, "Doesn't Everyone?"  It was like seeing the groups that say, "I Pee", or "I Breathe Oxygen."  But I guess there really are people who wouldn't enjoy it. I do.  Sometimes I...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2008

    Pretty Happy Geek

    I have always enjoyed doing research.  I enjoy figuring out the puzzles of life.  Unlocking the mysteries of cultural norms and freeing people from antiquated ways of thinking have always fascinated me.  I have done research since I was a young teenager.  It was a natural...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    Feb 19, 2012

    Only That Occasionally

    everything gets out of control
    Thought1 Thought1
    11 Responses Sep 6, 2009

    I totally LOVE researching things & finding out

    new information! Genealogy is my favorite type...either for me or for someone else. Finding things that you didn't know you were even looking for...it's totally amazing & fun.:)
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    Who Doesn't?

    I mean, isn't everyone's mind compelled to investigate stuff? Isn't the drive to know universal?
    Fenrisderwulf Fenrisderwulf
    1 Response Aug 7, 2009

    Clinical Research

    I joined a clinical research study for Insomnia and it helped.  It is all free of charge and they compensate for time and travel.  Here is their website if you are in the Southern California area:  www.andersonstudies.com
    andersonclinicalresearch andersonclinicalresearch
    31-35, F
    Aug 24, 2007

    I was trying to post this under 'I like My Man

    Tall & Bald" but it did not go through. The title group was flagged by the community, I wonder why?6 Reasons Bald Men Are Better BoyfriendsThey say bald is beautiful. What they don’t say is that bald also makes for a pretty awesome boyfriend. So before you skip over bald...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    Looking for something else,

    I ran into a paper titled "Dynamic response of a human head to a foreign impact." It sounds like something you shouldn't be studying on your own, nor would probably be fun... hm... That brings us to "Effects of head size and morphology on dynamic responses to impact loading...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    Aug 26, 2014

    As Long As It Is Non-relevant

    I love to distract myself And the most fun type of research is something i tend to do after being inspired by a random conversation, a film or a mention of something in a book. I then become focused on that one thing and will research it
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    Clinical Research

    I joined a clinical research study for Insomnia and it helped.  It is all free of charge and they compensate for time and travel.  Here is their website if you are in the Southern California area:  www.andersonstudies.com
    andersonclinicalresearch andersonclinicalresearch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2007

    My Mind...

    My mind, and my personality, ensures that I throw my heart and soul into whatever I set myself a task.... When it came to learning the guitar, I learned as many songs, scales and styles that I possibly could....also about musical history... In the last 3 years I have also gone...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101
    46-50, M
    Nov 5, 2013

    I don't know what I would be doing

    if I wasn't researching everything. Maybe resting..or sleeping :p
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    Sep 22, 2014

    So, time to get off my ***

    and get some research done... Oh wait, in my case the two are usually the same :) Also I'm wondering if I should be writing anything on EP, but I guess I might as well practice trying to talk clearly about these issues... not that I usually succeed :) So, geek rant forthcoming...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    Google Fanatic!!

    Honestly I spend a lot of my life online. Be it EP, games, or heck,even google! Yes yes I am on google a lot looking up fun facts and stuff. Don't get me wrong I hate learning..but I love it when Its something I do want to learn. A lot of nutritional info I get for the group I...
    Tatteredheart Tatteredheart
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 26, 2012

    Always Curious

    research is the only way to find answers, it is habit forming, and I find so many interesting things about stuff I never thought of.
    coloco coloco
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2010

    All the Time

    Keeps me busy. Keeps my mind active. Keeps me learning new this. And besides, it's fun!
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2008

    So So Sad

    To me finding the answers to quesitons I have is fun.  As I look for answers I find out other things to research. Maybe it is the new knowledge that I find fun and not the actual research.
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2009

    I Like Research

    Most people in the world learn to read and write.  I like doing research when I feel motivated to do it.  I have access to internet and I go to the library when I have a chance.  Sometimes I visit not just one library but many libraries that is in this state. ...
    prettyK prettyK
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2009

    Forever Curious

    "Because I said so,that's why" I cant tell you how many times I heard this as a kid.Forever curious I was always asking why,why did god talk to people back in Bible times but not now,why do we drive on the rite side of the road....ect. There was never a situation where I didn't...
    OsageAphrodite OsageAphrodite
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    I am really into writing theory

    and pedagogy, especially writing workshops, technology and writing (social medias), and journaling. I've looked into writing in psychology too. I also love researching academic motherhood. I am am amateur in research involving mental health and medicine, but I enjoy looking. On...
    H2point0 H2point0
    36-40, F
    May 24, 2015

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0
    26-30, M
    Dec 7, 2013


    I love doing research on a topic that I'm interested in. One day I woke up and had an urge to study blackbirds. I have a fascination with ravens. So I got on the computer and of course Googled "blackbirds", then "crows", then "ravens". By the time I...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 29, 2009
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