15 -Ologists and What They Study

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There's an -ologist for every subject worth studying. Now let's study -ologists!

1. Pomologists consider fruit food for thought.

2. The clock's always ticking for time-obsessed horologists.

3. Vexillologists have an unwavering fascination with flags.

4. Oologists concern themselves with eggs—and not just on a brunch menu.

5. If you're watching clouds for a living, you're a nephologist.

6. Myrmecologists drone on and on about ants.

7. Ophiologists sss-study snakes.

8. Playing video games is serious work for ludologists.

9. Speleologists are immersed in cave research.

10. If you can't see the forest for the trees, consider becoming a dendrologist and studying them.

11. Dendrochronologists are even more specialized, limiting their treesearch to growth rings.

12. People who theorize about death, the afterlife, and judgment go by a lot of names. But the technical one is eschatologist.

13. Bromatologists like to have their cake (or other food) and study it, too.

14. Watch out: Pharologists light up at the mention of lighthouse structures and signals.

15. Cereologists investigate crop circles, not Froot Loops.