One drop of water

You’re hiking along on a hot summer day, and that clear, cold stream you’ve just crossed seems too good to pass up. Leaning down, you scoop up a handful of water and drink…

…unless you’re a microbiologist, of course. In that case, you put a drop of that water under a microscope and catalogue the life swarming through it. If you’re a hip microbiologist, you film the results and put it to a squishy sort of steampunk soundtrack.

Kind of like this.

(Hat tip to Inge.)

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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3 Responses to One drop of water

  1. Lilaine says:

    Great! 😀
    And it was a clear cold stream…! 😮
    Just imagining the equivalent with a drop of the sea water in which I just swam this morning….
    …brrr 😮

  2. Cathy White says:

    I am never drinking water again!

    Cathyw

  3. xenatuba says:

    Cool. Wonder which of those little critters causes the nasties?

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