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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ugly Scansion Microscopy...

Ugly Overload posts a nice link to an interesting yet disturbing set of Pictures from the Time and CNN.

Title, The Fascinating, Frightening World of Insects.

Everyone can find his less favourite picture here, mine is this one though:

the caption simply says: Dust Mites
Seen at a magnification of 350x, a group of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus forage for human skin on a bedsheet.

Brr... The fascinating thing here is the fact that a whole ecosystem surrounds us in our houses, and we are mostly unaware of it. For this dust mites, my bedlinen are the equivalent of north american prairies for buffaloes, and my girflriend vigorously stirring them every morning a kind of atlantidean catastrophe brought about by a beautiful yet indifferent goddess :-)

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