We Use These Things Everyday, But They Look Unrecognizable Here

Look deeper.

Take a closer look at these 18 everyday things magnified thousands of times using a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Because of the unique technology, scanning electron microscopes are able to reveal the structure of extra-small objects, magnifying them from about 10 to 50.000 times, and producing high-res images known as micrographs.

Cut hair



Printed paper


Nylon stockings

Razor blade

White sugar

Coffee grounds

Mustache whiskers

Surface of an old penny

Ballpoint pen

A staple through paper

A fruit fly

Woven fabric

Flower pollen

Ground pepper


(H/T: Reddit)

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