Insert mental file of an airplane engine failing (sputter, sputter, cough) and then the screaming whistle of the plane as it falls through the sky to impact the ground with a big CRASH! Wings are crumpled and broken, frame is bent out of shape, parts litter the landscape.

Now shrink the scale by a few powers of ten, and you get this series of pictures: “Microscopic photos of smashed gnats”. Awesome macrophotography, and right humorous if you’ve an odd sense of whimsy.

(perfectly safe for work, aside from the off-topic subject)


  1. 3 March 2008 at 22:13

    Heini says: “iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!” :)

    It’s a very happy noise :D

  2. 3 March 2008 at 21:29

    The images made us chuckle, our hens love to peck at the squashed gnats of the front bumper (fender) of the car, they treat it like pick and mix at the sweet store.

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