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Microscopic Pictures of Liquor and Cocktails


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Oh, yeah!  Saw that a couple of months ago.  Fascinating stuff.  Did you check out some of the other pictures?  No, there are NO dirty pictures there!  Go to the bottom of the page and click on Photo Gallery and you get a list of all the stuff they have, including Beer and Burgers & Fries.

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I was searching around the 'net today and came across a very interesting web site called "Molecular Expressions - Exploring the World of Optics and Microscopy." Here's how they describe themselves:

Welcome to the Molecular Expressions website featuring our acclaimed photo galleries that explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy. We are going where no microscope has gone before by offering one of the Web's largest collections of color photographs taken through an optical microscope (commonly referred to as "photo-micro-graphs").

Among the many cool photographs they have is an entire gallery of liquor and cocktail photographs.

We have found these cocktails to be one of the most difficult subjects for photomicrography (photography with a microscope) that we have ever encountered. In our system, we must crystallize or orient the sample so that polarized light will be refracted as it passes through--giving us the beautiful patterns that we typically see with this type of microscopy. Unfortunately getting pure tequila (or its counterparts) to crystallize has proven to be extremely difficult.

Ever wonder what a Mint Julep looks like on a molecular level? How about Scotch on the Rocks?

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