Subject: #distractinglysexy (WARNING! Entirely suitable for work)
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Friday, 12 June 2015 22:54:50 +0100
To: Oliver Kemp, Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-33099289
https://twitter.com/hashtag/distractinglysexy

Sir Tim Hunt FRS is a 72 year old Nobel laureate (physiology/medicine, 2001, for his work on how cells divide) and, until recently, an honorary professor with the University College, London (UCL) Faculty of Life Sciences. Then, on June 9 2015, he made the mistake of actually saying exactly what he thought about women in science. In front of a crowd of journalists (it was at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea). He said:

Let me tell you about my trouble with girls.

Three things happen when they are in the lab:

It’s only 36 words.
The twiterati went ballistic.

Soon, the collective humour gathered around the hashtag: #distractinglysexy, and it’s *really* good:

Lab coats were a common theme ...