Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 07:40 pm
http://i56.tinypic.com/sywebo.jpg
The first person to guess the subject of this photograph wins the question ribbon!

Good luck!
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 07:54 pm
randomly musing

The front of it looks like a bed sore <shudder>

but it's got legs, of a sort.

I know this isn't right, but to start us off, I'll guess....Bedbug?
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 07:57 pm
Wait.

Is this one of those mites that live in the roots of our eye lashes?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 08:07 pm
@chai2,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8XCJlMlxVE&amp;p=EFB6BA879B73B3E4&amp;playnext=1&amp;index=44
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 08:28 pm
A seed?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 08:42 pm
@littlek,

Sorry!
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 09:01 pm
plant, animal or mineral?
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mysteryman
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 10:24 pm
It is the first instant of an atomic explosion, taken with a VERY high speed camera.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 10:40 pm
@mysteryman,
mysteryman wrote:

It is the first instant of an atomic explosion, taken with a VERY high speed camera.

Indeed: that photo (actually, there are quite a few more) was taken with a Rapatronic camera, an ultra-high speed, single-frame camera developed in the 1940s by Dr. Harold Edgerton ...
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 04:53 am
@mysteryman,
Quote:
On June 5, 1952, a special camera with a shutter that worked incredibly fast captured this image of an exploding nuclear bomb, doing so an instant after the start of the explosion. The camera was located two miles from ground zero.


From the great set of photographs from the NY Times science article
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/science/14atom.html
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/09/14/science/20100914_atom.html?ref=science
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 05:34 am
@tsarstepan,

(thought fer sure it was Poo-Munching Bacteria...)
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:49 am
Give us another!
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 03:57 pm
How in the world..........?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:09 pm
@chai2,
I'll look for another one. Please stand by.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:13 pm
@littlek,
The camera must be remotely operated from its 2 mile position from ground zero.

Apparently lot of the filmmakers used during the filming of the atomic tests eventually died from radiation related illnesses such as cancer, etc....
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