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   CaliforniaMama  Thursday Jul 5 06:49 PM

July 5, 2012 - Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?


Today's mystery image brought to you by one of my favorite image sites: National Geographic.



I only wish I had a suitable prize to award to the best guesser.




jimhelm  Thursday Jul 5 06:51 PM

goatsbee



Ibby  Thursday Jul 5 07:31 PM

the sun?



DanaC  Thursday Jul 5 07:33 PM

Sea urchin of some sort?



DanaC  Thursday Jul 5 07:34 PM

Oh....maybe sunflower?



SPUCK  Friday Jul 6 06:37 AM

That's the IQ of all the California Politicians!!



or it's a Spicule.



Nikolai  Friday Jul 6 07:49 AM

Sauron?



DanaC  Friday Jul 6 08:03 AM

*snort*



ZenGum  Friday Jul 6 09:50 AM

I'm thinking small scale, maybe even very small.

Could be a pore in skin, or an ion channel in a cell membrane.



Lamplighter  Friday Jul 6 10:07 AM

I'm thinking it's the center of a corn cob.



Undertoad  Friday Jul 6 10:40 AM

I'm with Ib, this is the sun and some new kind of way it operates that we weren't previously aware of.



ukamikanasi  Friday Jul 6 11:18 AM

It's a sunspot!



Ibby  Friday Jul 6 03:37 PM

it IS a sunspot. For sure. I've seen lots of photos like this of sunspots.
if it isn't a sunspot, it looks exactly like a sunspot.

edit:



Sundae  Friday Jul 6 04:18 PM

It's a sunspot shining out of my arse.



DanaC  Friday Jul 6 07:56 PM

Well? We're on tenterhooks. What is it?



classicman  Saturday Jul 7 12:46 AM

the shadow of a single atom



Flint  Saturday Jul 7 12:51 AM

tenterhooks?



DanaC  Saturday Jul 7 06:12 AM

Quote:
on tenterhooks
anxiously waiting for news about someone or something

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of tenterhook (a hook that holds cloth that is stretched to dry), suggesting that someone's emotions are tightly stretched like a piece of cloth held by tenterhooks



Trilby  Saturday Jul 7 08:26 AM

I thought it was that nasty thing in the desert in Star wars.



CaliforniaMama  Saturday Jul 7 10:06 AM

Thanks for playing along ~ you guys came up with some great answers.

The answer is: It IS a sunspot!!!!

It is super detailed sunspot called Big Bear's Sunspot because it was seen from Big Bear Solar Observatory in California.

More here.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 7 12:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
tenterhooks?
Here we say tenderhooks (tender-hooks, tender hooks), which is a corruption of tenterhooks the Brits use.

edit - spell check wanted to change tenderhooks to tenterhooks.


Sundae  Saturday Jul 7 03:31 PM

You say tidbits too.



BigV  Tuesday Jul 10 07:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
Thanks for playing along ~ you guys came up with some great answers.

The answer is: It IS a sunspot!!!!

It is super detailed sunspot called Big Bear's Sunspot because it was seen from Big Bear Solar Observatory in California.

More here.
so.

neither animal nor mineral nor vegetable. you trickster you.


Your reply here?

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