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You Know You’re an Engineer If … It’s National Engineers Week

Article-You Know You’re an Engineer If … It’s National Engineers Week

You know you're an engineer if you chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force," or you find yourself at the airport studying the baggage handling equipment.

We found some great “You Know You’re and Engineer If” items just in time for The National Society of Professional Engineer's and DiscoverE's National Engineers Week. My favorites involve numbers -- calculus and the number 42. Also, check out the notes about boiling spaghetti and circuit breakers. Finally, tell us the names of your pets (you'll see why when you view the slideshow below).

Use the comments section below to add your own signs that you’re an engineer.

Click on the image to start the slideshow.

You have a pet named after a scientist.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 15 years, 12 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine, Chile Pepper.

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