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09 October 2011

PizzaQ! wtf is This Thang?


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An image of This Thing (a scientific technical term) may never previously have appeared on the Web. Vleeptron just got it via an e-mail attachment from the image's creator.

No hints yet. If you want hints, you have to beg and whine.

I think the first correct identification of This Thing deserves a lot of pizza. 2 Large Pizzas with sausage, shitake mushrooms, pesto, and a large antipasto on the side. 

6 comments:

Mike said...

No idea I guess. Looks kinda like Amber.

Vleeptron Dude said...

Good guess, but not amber.

HINT 1. Notice that The Thing is in a circle. This is not artificial highlighting. The circle is an intrinsic component of how The Thing was photographed.

HINT 2. A human being took the photo of The Thing. But he couldn't have imaged The Thing without an ant.

PatfromCH said...

Well, well, at first I thought that image had been taken under water due to the strange lightning but now that Bob tells us that the quasi circle must be part of The Thing I have to go back to Field 1. Bugger, now that makes things more difficult...

and that reference to one ant is giving me a hard time. And Bob's absolute conviction that there is no photo of The thing on the web. Hmmmm....

Vleeptron Dude said...

Okay well MAYBE there are a few photos of things like this, but I assure you, this is a Very Rare Thing.

Une Formi -- that is the Big Hint. No ant, no Thing, no foto.

Mike said...

Looks to me like it was photographed through a microscope. To me, the shape would indicate that it was originally liquid, as would the presence of what appears to be air bubbles within the object. That object then solidified, but there are secondary protrusions that where liquid continued to flow after solidification, causing those weird wart looking things on it. The top of the object looks jagged, like it was broken off of the surface it was hanging from. That's all I have though.

Anonymous said...

Ant excrement?