Microscopic Noodle Bowl

Published June 6th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

Further evidence of our Creator:


In this Dec., 2006 photomicrograph released Thursday, May 29, 2008 by The Nakao Hamaguchi Laboratory of the University of Tokyo, a ‘carbon nanotube ramen’ in a bowl with diameter measuring one-thousandth of a millimeter (one-25,000th of an inch) produced by the university’s mechanical engineering Prof. Masayuki Nakao and his students in a project aimed at developing nanotube-processing technology is shown. ‘We believe it’s the world’s smallest ramen bowl, with the smallest portion of noodles inside, though they’re not edible,’ Nakao said. The microscopic bowl was first created in December 2006, but was only revealed Thursday after it was entered for a microphotography competition this month.

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13 Responses to “Microscopic Noodle Bowl”

  1. SauceCowboy says:

    I don’t know. It looks like something made by B. S. Johnson to me.

  2. Ande says:

    nano corbon tubes? like the ones needed to build a elevator to heaven? awesome

  3. Stephanie says:

    The FSM’s fingerprints are everywhere!

  4. Capn Tayth says:

    “SauceCowboy Jun 6th, 2008 at 3:59 am
    I don’t know. It looks like something made by B. S. Johnson to me.”

    Hehe, maybe it will explode or something… and now we need microscopic stripper factories/beer mountains!

  5. Black Ethel Bonney says:


  6. James D King of Pirates says:

    I wonder if you shrank down if it could be eaten as the ultimate praise to the noodly one.

  7. "FSM dammit, man!" says:

    Love it!

  8. Katie says:

    It’s beautiful.

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