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(Cracked)   Most things when looked under the microscope are scary, these 8 things are actually insanely awesome   (cracked.com) divider line 40
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2013-04-21 05:20:40 PM
Not going to lie, that Bevshots site they linked is really cool.  If I had money, I think I'd be buying all sorts of rather unnecessary items right now.
 
2013-04-21 06:01:40 PM
Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).
 
2013-04-21 06:53:33 PM

thisispete: Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).


My husband has a BA in science and works in the chem lab at a school. He says that the chalk we use is the same as the White cliffs of Dover. Plaster of Paris would just crumble. The students even looked at both under a microscope and saw what the article showed. I would check my facts, if I were you.
 
2013-04-21 06:53:45 PM
Subby's penis falling under the former category, and mine under the latter.
 
2013-04-21 06:56:01 PM

thisispete: Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).


i.imgur.com

What plaster of Paris looks like under a microscope.
 
2013-04-21 06:57:30 PM
wellwuddayaknow.  a legitimately neat Cracked article.  you could fill that with 1000 more things that are awesome at a microscopic level but still, neat article.
 
2013-04-21 07:03:32 PM

The Flexecutioner: wellwuddayaknow.  a legitimately neat Cracked article.  you could fill that with 1000 more things that are awesome at a microscopic level but still, neat article.


I liked the last bit about the recursive shark teeth.
 
2013-04-21 07:04:10 PM
To a pusswillow, maybe.
 
2013-04-21 07:10:22 PM

daffy: thisispete: Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).

My husband has a BA in science and works in the chem lab at a school. He says that the chalk we use is the same as the White cliffs of Dover. Plaster of Paris would just crumble. The students even looked at both under a microscope and saw what the article showed. I would check my facts, if I were you.


You can make your own chalk using... yes... Plaster of Paris. The process is nothing but water + PoP in a mold.

If Wikipedia is not good enough...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkboard

Perhaps e-how...

http://www.ehow.com/how_5191558_make-blackboard-chalk.html
 
2013-04-21 07:16:46 PM
 Nobody ever puts a microscope under a microscope..
 
2013-04-21 07:22:24 PM
webecoist.momtastic.com

Sleep tight.
 
2013-04-21 07:23:08 PM
 
2013-04-21 07:36:19 PM

fusillade762: Sharks are fascinating creatures: They die if they ever stop moving

This is not necessarily true.


Hell, some can even sing while motionless.
 
2013-04-21 07:37:49 PM
Nothing surprising about any of that, for those with half a clue.
 
2013-04-21 07:38:33 PM

AcesFull: Nobody ever puts a microscope under a microscope..


i.imgur.com
Scanning-electron image of the business end of an atomic force microscope.
 
2013-04-21 07:41:17 PM
My degree was a biology/microscopy combo. In our off time we did stupid shiat like catch bugs and take shots like these. Good times. Spiders are scary. Really scary.

The other fun thing to do is take pond scum and let it sit for like a week. Then use the confocal to hit the various critters with lasers to see how they light up. The radiation scares them out of their holes and lights them up with fluorescence at the same time. For a short window we had some crazy battle worms that were fighting with some water spider things.

/good times
 
2013-04-21 07:57:01 PM

netgamer7k: [webecoist.momtastic.com image 468x392]

Sleep tight.


Looks like he's about to fire his lazor!!1!
 
2013-04-21 08:00:54 PM
netgamer7k : Sleep tight.

webecoist.momtastic.comwww.umnet.com
 
2013-04-21 08:04:28 PM

Ivo Shandor: AcesFull: Nobody ever puts a microscope under a microscope..

[i.imgur.com image 516x351]
Scanning-electron image of the business end of an atomic force microscope.


I tried once to put a CD under an SEM, and the electron beam just burned the plastic strata.
 
2013-04-21 08:05:05 PM

PsyLord: netgamer7k: [webecoist.momtastic.com image 468x392]

Sleep tight.

Looks like he's about to fire his lazor!!1!


Looks like a poorly constructed 50's B movie scifi monster.
 
2013-04-21 08:06:26 PM
: daffy: thisispete: Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).

My husband has a BA in science and works in the chem lab at a school. He says that the chalk we use is the same as the White cliffs of Dover. Plaster of Paris would just crumble. The students even looked at both under a microscope and saw what the article showed. I would check my facts, if I were you.

You can make your own chalk using... yes... Plaster of Paris. The process is nothing but water + PoP in a mold.

If Wikipedia is not good enough...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkboard

Perhaps e-how...

http://www.ehow.com/how_5191558_make-blackboard-chalk.html


You make a good point, but This person was referring to chalk in stores.
 
2013-04-21 08:12:29 PM

The Flexecutioner: wellwuddayaknow.  a legitimately neat Cracked article.  you could fill that with 1000 more things that are awesome at a microscopic level but still, neat article.


I showed a chick my spunk under a microscope.
 
2013-04-21 08:39:31 PM
daffy:
You make a good point, but This person was referring to chalk in stores.

So was everybody else.  Chalk is gypsum.  You might want to check your facts.
 
2013-04-21 09:14:40 PM
My boss's pecker
 
2013-04-21 09:15:29 PM

AcesFull: Nobody ever puts a microscope under a microscope..


gamingirresponsibly.com
 
2013-04-21 09:21:33 PM

Nightie don't call me Wig: daffy:
You make a good point, but This person was referring to chalk in stores.

So was everybody else.  Chalk is gypsum.  You might want to check your facts.


i.imgur.com

Calcium carbonate chalk.
 
2013-04-21 10:09:25 PM

BATMANATEE: PsyLord: netgamer7k: [webecoist.momtastic.com image 468x392]

Sleep tight.

Looks like he's about to fire his lazor!!1!

Looks like a poorly constructed 50's B movie scifi monster.


Looks like a howler leech to me.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-21 10:25:11 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: I showed a chick my spunk under a microscope.


I can understand why you'd want a microscope handy when dealing with "chicks."
 
2013-04-21 11:16:13 PM
i.crackedcdn.com

I didn't know that Jewish salt came with a we're number one glove. That is cool!
 
2013-04-21 11:33:30 PM
I was kinda expecting to see

www.microscopy-uk.org.uk
www.photomacrography1.net
farm3.staticflickr.com

... horse piss.
 
2013-04-21 11:40:55 PM

ciberido: Quantum Apostrophe: I showed a chick my spunk under a microscope.

I can understand why you'd want a microscope handy when dealing with "chicks."


Yeah, to show them my sperm cells. A magnifying glass would never work.
 
2013-04-22 01:39:12 AM

phaseolus: I was kinda expecting to see





... horse piss.


Horse piss looks like the 2001: A Space Odyssey ending.
 
2013-04-22 02:59:30 AM

daffy: thisispete: Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).

My husband has a BA in science and works in the chem lab at a school. He says that the chalk we use is the same as the White cliffs of Dover. Plaster of Paris would just crumble. The students even looked at both under a microscope and saw what the article showed. I would check my facts, if I were you.


A BA in science? How does that work?
 
2013-04-22 07:48:50 AM

StarlingFive: My degree was a biology/microscopy combo. In our off time we did stupid shiat like catch bugs and take shots like these. Good times. Spiders are scary. Really scary.

The other fun thing to do is take pond scum and let it sit for like a week. Then use the confocal to hit the various critters with lasers to see how they light up. The radiation scares them out of their holes and lights them up with fluorescence at the same time. For a short window we had some crazy battle worms that were fighting with some water spider things.

/good times


It's like "Bum Fights" for the nerd crowd...

/my uni wasn't rich enough for a confocal
 
2013-04-22 10:44:01 AM

Abacus9: daffy: thisispete: Chalk - as in the calcium carbonate rock that forms the White Cliffs of Dover and is made up of the remains of microscopic organisms, is not the same thing as pavement or blackboard chalk. Which is made of plaster of Paris (in turn made of gypsum, a crystaline mineral).

My husband has a BA in science and works in the chem lab at a school. He says that the chalk we use is the same as the White cliffs of Dover. Plaster of Paris would just crumble. The students even looked at both under a microscope and saw what the article showed. I would check my facts, if I were you.

A BA in science? How does that work?


When I was in my last year of undergrad, my Advanced Physics Lab class had a teaching assistant that had a BA in Physics. The guy didn't know a farking thing, and had no business being in a lab. Talk about useless.
 
2013-04-22 10:45:33 AM

Ivo Shandor: AcesFull: Nobody ever puts a microscope under a microscope..

[i.imgur.com image 516x351]
Scanning-electron image of the business end of an atomic force microscope.


Interestingly, you can't even use an atomic force microscope without an optical microscope to help you position the probe. So, people look at microscopes using microscopes every day.
 
2013-04-22 10:59:07 AM
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2013-04-22 12:30:20 PM

netgamer7k: [webecoist.momtastic.com image 468x392]

Sleep tight.


What is that?
 
2013-04-22 07:00:00 PM
Nope. Their skin is extremely interesting. Namely because it's made out of teeth.

Both claws and teeth are modified scales.  That shark scales look like tiny teeth isn't surprising, although it is bad-ass.
 
2013-04-22 11:55:17 PM

endmile: Interestingly, you can't even use an atomic force microscope without an optical microscope to help you position the probe. So, people look at microscopes using microscopes every day.


Yo dawg, I heard you like microscopes...
 
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