35 Everyday Things Look Awesome Through A Microscope

The world is a very strange place when seen through a microscope, with even the most common items looking like they have been plucked from an alien world. Here are 35 extreme closeups of everyday things; without the captions it’s doubtful whether you would even recognise most of them.

A banana.

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The surface of a vinyl disc.

2

Velcro

3

Blood cells.

4

A piece of used dental floss.

5

The filament of a tungsten lightbulb.

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Toothbrush bristles.

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Toilet paper.

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The foot of a common housefly.

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A sutured wound.

Sutured wound, SEM

The split-end of a human hair.

 
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Spider skin.

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Snowflakes.

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Salt and pepper.

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Table salt (further magnified).

15

Lice.

Two pubic lice on a human hair

The edge of a postage stamp.

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Pollen.

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A pineapple leaf.

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The graphite from a pencil.

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Orange juice.

21

A needle threaded with red cotton.

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An instant coffee granual.

23

A human sweat pore.

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A human eyelash.

25

A guitar string.

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The foot of a gecko.

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A fortune cookie.

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A football jersey.

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A flea.

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Dust.

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Chocolate.

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Chalk.

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Cake sprinkles.

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A blood clot.

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