21 Fascinating Images of Everyday Objects Under a Microscope
Even the simplest objects can be incredibly complex.
We all most likely come into contact with these basic objects every day, but most of us have probably never seen them up close and personal. Under a microscope, even the plainest items prove to be unbelievably complicated. You have never seen these everyday objects quite like this before. See if you can identify everyday objects by these close up pictures.
These minuscule pieces of salt look like massive boulders up close. Pay attention to those tiny crystals on the rim of your next margarita. See these other facts about salt that you never knew.
These scales appear almost like feathers, or maybe even a woven basket. Think about the fragility of a butterfly’s wing and imagine this interlaced texture. Looks fake, right? Check out these other photos of nature that look fake but aren’t.
Our fine hairs look like tree trunks when zoomed in. You probably never got to look at your own hair under a microscope in school, just like you probably never learned these fun science facts.
Nothing like feeling the softness of cashmere on a chilly day. These fibers look similar to human hair close up. Take a look at these tips to spot a well-made piece of clothing.
Ball point pen tip
The ink almost looks like a gentle watercolor painting, but if you’ve ever had a pen explode on you, you know that the ink is incredibly dense. Speaking of watercolor, take a look at these hidden messages in world-famous paintings.
This one truly just looks like a pickle.
Those pesky dust bunnies that we are quick to sweep up and throw away are truly beautiful like a modern art painting you may see on someone’s living room wall. They almost look like an optical illusion. Don’t miss these other optical illusions that will make your brain hurt.
This is what gives you that annoying papercut.
Brown sugar appears similar to the photo of salt close up, except for the brownish tint of the cubes.
The tiny bristles of a toothbrush look pretty tall and mighty here.
Needle and thread
It looks so easy to slip the thread through the hole in the needle up close, but anyone who has tried sewing knows that it’s the most challenging task.
Dental floss up close looks surprisingly flat for something so fine. Check out these optical illusions that aren’t at all what they seem.
This gadget looks as expected, but it still serves as a reminder of how many moving parts there are when it comes to technology.
This perfectly linked chain makes for a stylish accessory.
Grooves on a vinyl record
It’s amazing to think that something so simple can make music.
Fish scales look like human fingerprints up close. It’s hard to explain just like these other ocean mysteries.
These hard and crunchy snacks that seem as if they could break your teeth are made up of tiny bubbles and grooves. Next, zoom out instead of zooming in.