Let’s overlook the fact that walking around with a baggie of powder is (duh) begging for trouble. You figure your name will be cleared after testing proves it’s powdered sugar and you’ll have a big laugh with the media about over-zealous cops.


As it turns out, those forensic scientists might just plunk you in jail with bogus test results. According to Popular Science, bored technicians have plenty of incentive to fake results, from career advancement to getting behind in their workload. Good luck explaining that to your mom.

Science is only as good as its human variables.