Rebekah Explains…Microscopes!

Microscopes look cool.

 

Microscopes were invented by eye-glass inventors in the Netherlands via a happy combination of spectacles and windmills.

I didn’t add any tulips to the grass under that windmill because tulips were not involved in the invention of microscopes, despite the fact that they were invented in the Netherlands.

There are many kinds of microscopes. The ones most people are familiar with are “optical microscopes.” They are the type that were invented in the Netherlands. They use lenses.

The word “lenses” was derived, according to some internet sources, from the word “lentils.” Ostensibly because they look similar. If we look closer, lenses and lentils are not very similar.

As you can see, lentils and lenses have some things in common, but are not very similar. Internet sources cannot be trusted, clearly.

Two other things that have some things are microscopes and telescopes:

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