Microbes to Boy: Come Out With You Hands Up! We Have You Surrounded

Photograph by Tasha Sturm, Cabrillo College

Twisted Sifter:

Tasha Sturm, a microbiologist and teacher at Cabrillo College, recently took a handprint of her 8-year-old son after he had been playing outside.

She then incubated the handprint for 48 hours and let it sit for another few days, photographing the final result. Bacteria, yeast, fungi, it’s remarkable to see what grew from a simple handprint!

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