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35 Everyday Things Made SO Insanely Cool Under a Microscope

Sometimes we forget how intricate just about everything is that surrounds us every day! These 35 insanely cool pictures of everyday things should help remind us of that. Haha.

A Banana

A Banana

The surface of a vinyl disc

The surface of a vinyl disc

Velcro

Velcro

Blood cells

Blood cells

Used dental floss

Used dental floss

The filament of a tungsten lightbulb

The filament of a tungsten lightbulb

Toothbrush bristles

Toothbrush bristles

Toilet paper

Toilet paper

The foot of a common housefly

The foot of a common housefly

A sutured wound

A sutured wound

The split-end of a human hair

The split-end of a human hair

Spider skin

Spider skin

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146 comments
mary
mary

vinyl disc is basically a CD

dinnerk79
dinnerk79

Absolutely amazeballs!!! I love these pictures, actually use 1 as a wallpaper on phone. Also i think my faves are the snow & ice ones. They look like buildings from rivendale on lord of the rings! Top class work ''SDL'' I look forward to seeing more....bacteria on bar of soap maybe? A snot? Glass, some more sand...Id also like to see what lives on lipstick eyeshadow mascara etc. Cant wait!!! Well done. x

Timoklon
Timoklon

those little yellow footballs seem to turn up a lot

alfalf
alfalf

What's a vinyl disc?


mychaelmay
mychaelmay

hmm so that's what dust realy looks like. that's a little disterbing 

mychaelmay
mychaelmay

that does not look like chocolate. infact that looks pretty nasty if you ask me

Taylor Taylor
Taylor Taylor

does anyone know what those little yellow ball organism looking things are that are on the fly's foot and the spider's skin? would love to know! :) thanks!

AdamLaceky
AdamLaceky

It's salt, all right. Do a Google search for --salt "electron micrograph"--. Then do one for --"kosher salt" "electron micrograph".-- Or, you could look at the link I posted above.

Some of these were mislabeled, like the "gecko foot" (which is actually from a tomato plant). But kosher salt does look like tiny Temple-of-Doom pyramids. I saw a whole article about that recently, complete with electron micrographs.

JosephThoennes
JosephThoennes

yeah no... that is not what salt looks like. salt is crystalline in nature. in fact, many of these are some other thing entirely.

VickieSampson
VickieSampson

Funny how dust and orange juice look so much the same!

mychaelmay
mychaelmay

the chocolate does not look vary good 

JeanPalmerMorris
JeanPalmerMorris

The title is deceptive....I don't think "lice" or "gecko feet" are things most of us encounter "every day". I also suspect there was color added to some of these. Still, they do look cool!

rottwang
rottwang

There were some interesting photos in there, however i suspect that some of them were potentially fake, i mean this besides the usual artificial insemination of color that we're all used to e.g: nasa photos, which the bulk of the featured photos fell victim to.


loupiote
loupiote

the first photo is not a cross section of a banana under a microscope, its a cross section of a banana plant's "trunk" (no microscope required).

HeidiHerman
HeidiHerman

Is it me or does that dust particle look like an evil octopus?


Ben P123123
Ben P123123

One day I'mma go up to the Big Sweat Pore in the sky. There, all my ancestors await me.  

Vally_Girl
Vally_Girl

It's amazing how uniform a lot of the things are. They also look fake at that  magnification; like something from someone's imagination. WOW.

JenniferEades
JenniferEades

It looks like that "Chocolate" is actually Mint Aero Bubbles. Yum~

Vicki Eisen-Eads
Vicki Eisen-Eads

I never would have guessed orange juice in a million years of my life depended upon it! Those were really cool.

Nancy Peltzer
Nancy Peltzer

Table salt ziggurat, pole vaulting lice, and Martian gecko feet. What more do we want?

Johnathan Hegarty
Johnathan Hegarty

Thats awesome! I love that a flea looks like a fish and extra magnified salt looks eerily like an aztec temple!

Crystal Cummins
Crystal Cummins

A couple of those were cool, but mainly they were just disgusting! lol

Kelli
Kelli

Does anyone else see Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas in the dust particles?

H_Rodney
H_Rodney

the flea looks like some kinda creature off of Pandora (Avatar) :D

Tina Witte
Tina Witte

amazing! especially the blood clot

Sierra Lubahn
Sierra Lubahn

I wish I could see your website, but its always blocked by MozyPro as a potential threat. :( Guess I will have to look again when I get home

Tim Nightengale
Tim Nightengale

Really cool images, but I got a virus alert from Norton when I hit page 3. What's up with that?

A Grandmother
A Grandmother

Thanks, Dan!  My grandchildren loved this!!


Tarie
Tarie

I'm pretty sure half of these are the result of scientists having unlimited access to an electron microscope and playing around. And if you want to see some other cool ones, search for "diatom SEM" in google images (although a few of the art-type images that come up are incorrectly labeled and are really something else).

Yakadum
Yakadum

Love the 35 microscope pics. Awesome! ( ps - re: coffee, it's "granule", not  "granual")

AintNoSignOfElvis
AintNoSignOfElvis

wow! some of these images remind me of visuals I've had while trippin!! Im serious. 

dansmom
dansmom

I thought the chalk was pretty.

Roma
Roma

It's scary, but it's beautiful.

SteveIrons
SteveIrons

@Taylor Taylor Honeycombs cereal!

ShellieP
ShellieP

@PostNatural That's because it is made from a phytoplankton called coccolithophore.