Anyone who's watched a sci-fi movie, or is actually a proper scientist, will know that you don't just go prodding weird alien stuff -- it's simply a recipe for an excruciatingly painful disaster. But after watching this Weyland Corp training video it all makes perfect sense now.
(Warning: potential spoilers)
To be honest, it seems all sci-fi scientists are totally insane when it comes to their personal safety. I guess if they acted like real scientists it'd be days before anything exciting happened -- not exactly conducive to a sci-fi horror movie. Quick, it's moving like a pissed -off cobra; let's poke it with a finger and see what it does! [YouTube via Topless Robot via iO9]