Let me just say that practices depicted in this cartoon are unacceptable in our lab as they violate all rules and regulations ;-)
I even found a pretty good quote in this article:
"...he who never made a mistake never made a discovery" by Samuel Smiles (never heard of him, so this quote can not displace the quote by a Nobel laureate as my favorite).
An interesting bit on science in Singapore:
Rumor has it, this is how Genetics textbook reads to some bio undergrads: "Spin optics provides a route to control light, whereby the photon helicity (spin angular momentum) degeneracy is removed due to a geometric gradient onto a metasurface."
I did not make it up. I could not. It is the actual abstract intro sentence. From a physics paper. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6133/724