Saturday mornings for me differs from most people my age.. I’m not hung over, dreading the previous night’s escapades. Rather, I can be found sitting at my desk AT WORK (woe is me) browsing news and current happenings. On one such occasion, I was browsing the Yahoo! photos of the week and came across this creature right here:
The first thought I had was, “…………. what the hell….?! COOL!!!!!” It looked like something straight out of the movies, something you can find in a frame of a horror or science fiction film, not a photo captured in real life… but there it was. I read the caption and it said that it was an image capture of a hydrothermal worm on an electron microscope, enlarged 525 times! DUDE! Alright… have you guys ever seen Tremors? Doesn’t this bring to mind those creatures from Tremors?!
This goes to show anything the mind can imagine.. is possible. Sure the difference in size isn’t consistent.. (this one is teeny tiny, vs the Tremor’s creatures, “Graboids” they were named if I’m not mistaken, were ginormous and gulped people down like birds do worms) but the striking similarity is still there.
Which brings to mind all the other terrifying creatures Hollywood has thought up… Phronima (link to source of photo below), a tiny, minuscule underwater creature is the inspiration for Alien, so maybe we can scratch it off the list… or does this just mean there truly is something like this but perhaps more terrifying lurking out there? ::makes ghostly woooo noise:: I mean, everything was on a larger scale at one point in time right? Dinosaurs, birds, insects, etc.. now we see their descendants as miniature versions of their former selves.. just a thought.
Basically, this brings me to an idea I know many people share with me… “The difference between science fiction and science is timing.” :) Photography, telephones, computers, automobiles, airplanes.. all of the above and most everything else in our society and culture would be considered “science fiction” to those a few hundred years in the past. What would people of the past make of me if I brought ramen to them? Instant noodles/food where all you add is hot water. I’d be either a goddess or a witch! I’d rather not test out those waters though.. I’m not good like The Doctor or any of the Stargate people to get out of messes.
Speaking of, anyone see the new Doctor Who “Let’s Kill Hitler” last night? WOW.. another post on that soon… my only question is… what happened to the Fuhrer in the closet? Did he finally come out? (teehee, bad joke, sorry)