19+ Cool Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Be?


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People’s curiosity knows no boundaries because we always want to know every tiny detail. Microscopes that are able to enlarge the image of an object by thousands or millions of times are there to help us. It is thanks to them that we can see what chalk, a cat’s and human’s tongue, teeth, and other ordinary things look like.

1. Muscle tissue

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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2. A strawberry’s surface

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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3. Fruit fly eye (Drosophilidae family)

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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4. Chalk

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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If you put chalk under a powerful microscope—white cliffs of Dover type of chalk, not the modern blackboard variety—you will see something like this. Because it’s not just a rock. It’s an accumulation of ancient skeletons: the armored husks of single-celled, ocean-dwelling plankton.

5. The tip of a ballpoint pen

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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6. A tooth magnified to the atomic level

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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7. 2-day-old Zebrafish larvae

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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8. Record grooves

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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9. Butterfly wing

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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10. A human eyelash

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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11. Grass under a microscope is so happy.

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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12. The foot of an Aedis Aegypti mosquito

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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13. LCD screen

14. The cut stem of a rose

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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15. An ant’s head

16. A cat’s tongue under a microscope looks like it’s made of other smaller tongues.

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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17. Phytoplankton

18. Sand

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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19. Needle with thread

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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20. Human hair

20 Ordinary Things That Look So Weird Under a Microscope They Seem to Belong to a Parallel Universe

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