Ordinary things don’t look that ordinary when viewed through the microscope

By: Marc Cosep - CDN Digital | June 30,2020 - 10:55 AM

Our curiosity knows no boundaries because humans as we are, we always want to know every tiny detail there is about things.

With the invention of microscopes, we are able to zoom in on objects a thousand times and experience a whole new world beyond our ordinary vision.

Thanks to microscopes,  we can see what chalk or a human’s tongue and other ordinary things look like on a different scale.

Peek inside the core of ordinary things that surround us every day and discover something unearthly under a microscope.

Muscle tissue

Skeletal muscle looks striped. The Fibers contain light and dark bands like horizontal stripes. The photo was taken by @lumenkraft on Reddit

The photo was taken by WelshTractor on Reddit.


If you put chalk under a powerful microscope, 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. The photo was taken by WelshTractor on Reddit.


This picture was taken by the University of Reading using a scanning electron microscope to look at the metal ball in the pen more closely. As shown in the image, the ball looks very smooth and untarnished.

2-day-old zebrafish larvae 

Two-day-old zebrafish larvae, as seen through a scanning electron microscope look kinda cute. The photo was taken by @jaykirsch on Reddit.

Human Eyelash

Eyelashes help keep dust and other debris from entering our eyes. But in our modern-day, they have become an object of beauty. The photo was taken using an electron microscope by @aminessuck on Reddit.

Cat’s Tongue

A cat’s tongue viewed under a microscope is like made of other smaller tongues. The photo was taken by @caspar2632 on Reddit.


Diatoms are phytoplankton comes in a variety of shape and live in water everywhere. Talk about krill food turned biological art. Photo credit to @victoriabrockfieldon Instagram.

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