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This Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of. And Most Of It's On You Right Now.

By Emma Reyes  
SCIENCE   :   OCTOBER 16, 2013

All of things in these images exist in the world around you. You may even encounter most of these daily. But when you take something seemingly normal, like an eye lash, it turns alien and strange when you zoom in to a microscopic level.

A banana.

A banana.

The surface of a vinyl disc.

The surface of a vinyl disc.

Velcro.

Velcro.

Red blood cells.

Red blood cells.

Used dental floss.

Used dental floss.

The filament of a tungsten lightbulb.

The filament of a tungsten lightbulb.

A toothbrush.

A toothbrush.

Toilet paper.

Toilet paper.

The foot of a housefly.

The foot of a housefly.

Sutures.

Sutures.

A split human hair.

A split human hair.

The skin of a spider.

The skin of a spider.

Snowflakes.

Snowflakes.

Salt and pepper.

Salt and pepper.

Salt.

Salt.

Lice.

Lice.

The edge of a stamp.

The edge of a stamp.

Pollen.

Pollen.

Pencil graphite.

Pencil graphite.

Orange juice.

Orange juice.

Needle and thread.

Needle and thread.

Instant coffee.

Instant coffee.

A human sweat gland.

A human sweat gland.

A human eyelash.

A human eyelash.

A guitar string.

A guitar string.

The foot of a gecko.

The foot of a gecko.

A football jersey.

A football jersey.

A flea.

A flea.

Dust.

Dust.

Chocolate.

Chocolate.

Chalk.

Chalk.

A blood clot.

A blood clot.

Just think. Many of these things are even touching you right now.

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