12 Body Parts You Never Wanted to See Under a Microscope

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Fingernail

Fingernail

Though fingernails appear smooth and shiny when viewed in everyday life, examining them under a microscope reveals a different story. Up close, fingernails are full of ridges and nodules that are invisible to the naked eye. 

Eyelashes

Eyelashes

Eyelashes themselves aren’t that disturbing viewed under a microscope. However, more than just left over mascara lurks on your lashes. Microscopic mites often make their residence on eyelashes.

Tooth

Tooth

From a distance, your teeth look like the smooth, pearly whites you take such good care of with brushing and flossing. Under a microscope, however, teeth look like they are ready to fall to pieces due to all the cracks and crannies. If that wasn’t bad enough, you’ll probably get an up-close look at lingering bacteria as well.

Tongue

Tongue

Taste buds on the tongue look like raised, sharp spikes when under close inspection. As if that’s not disturbing enough, bacteria that lives on the tongue and causes bad breath is visible and looks like tiny little worms.

Scabbing Blood

Scabbing Blood

The red blood cells themselves aren’t so gruesome looking under a microscope, resembling smooth, flat marbles. When the blood cells start to scab, it appears as if spider webs are growing on the cells.

Burnt Skin Cells

Burnt Skin Cells

Burnt skin cells look dried up, cracked, and red. You can practically see the pain in the blistered skin when viewed under a microscope.

Small Intestine

Small Intestine

Small intestine cells look like a conglomeration of scaly brown worms when viewed under a microscope. Their science fiction appearance is the stuff that makes up a squeamish person’s nightmares.

Hair

Hair

Viewing your hair under a microscope might not disgust you. However, all of the ridges in the hair shaft become visible at the microscopic level and will make you want to run out and buy deep conditioner as soon as possible.

Taste Bud

Taste Bud

We usually thank these for making our food taste so good, but after seeing this picture you might lose your appetite. Who knew something so good could look so ugly!

Brain Neurones

Brain Neurons

Brain neurones are letting you read this article, but they look like spider webs that have been showered with tree sap. Yuck!

Red Blood Cells

Red Blood Cells

Red blood cells look like a strawberry flavoured candy, but the truth is they aren’t as tasty!

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