Diatom time

Today’s EPOD is of a diatom. Seems like as good an excuse as any to share a couple photos of a big brass diatom sculpture from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Finger for scale, but not really, since the sculpture isn’t to scale.

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3 Responses

  1. I’m glad it’s not to scale. If diatoms were that big, I’d be terrified. (Though they probably never would have evolved and survived to that size.)

  2. Seems to me this would be an awesome project for a (VERY skilled) glass-blower, since real diatoms are made of glass.

  3. I think that I got diarrhea from just looking at that monster… yep!

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