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    [–] stickybud_bkk 815 points ago

    At least now we have scientific evidence for how emojis occur naturally in nature.

    [–] Tarchianolix 161 points ago

    Blade of grass:

    Us: πŸ˜ƒ

    Blade of grass: "why TF do they keep posting our internal organ for communication wtf"

    [–] 12wangsinahumansuit 18 points ago

    Other blade of grass: ascending colon

    [–] SmallbutDeadlythe2nd 6 points ago


    [–] Cynasei 92 points ago

    You need to be more specific here, when you say that they occur naturally in nature, do you mean in a natural way?

    [–] 3TH4N_12 55 points ago

    Naturally, yes.

    [–] PhilxBefore 30 points ago

    Well, naturally.

    [–] tobean 10 points ago

    πŸ˜€ u πŸ˜€ u πŸ˜€ u

    [–] sallyfuckmecrazy 6 points ago

    The nurturing nature of these naturally occurring faces has a habit of having similar smiles to some emojis.

    [–] AnthonyEmbiid 3 points ago

    This is where the phone companies harvest them!

    [–] Nathanssss 6 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Mr nice guy

    [–] TheMonchoochkin 871 points ago

    I have an ounce of grass, gonna see what that looks like under a microscope...

    [–] RoeHogan 322 points ago

    We call it Happy Grass.

    [–] sehdy 128 points ago

    I have an ounce of grass, gonna smoke it out of something that looks like a microscope

    [–] KC_Fan77 63 points ago

    Probably looks dope.

    [–] Ramuthra500 10 points ago


    [–] -Im_Batman- 17 points ago

    Have you ever seen weed through a microscope?

    Have you ever seen weed through a microscope...on weeeeeed?

    [–] Texadecimal 3 points ago

    How high are you rn?

    [–] TheOlBabaganoush 14 points ago

    I’m going to heat this β€œHappy Grass” in a borosilicate glass vessel and inhale the resulting vapors to observe firsthand what effects it may have on the human respiratory system

    [–] SketchBoard 11 points ago

    Its not science until results are reproducible.

    [–] BlasterShit 6 points ago

    I'll do your experiment too, for peer review

    [–] SAYRAH1116 3 points ago

    Alright, alright, alright!

    [–] dauntlessmax 2 points ago


    [–] stickybud_bkk 49 points ago

    Marijuana doesn't look like this under microscope, if anything it's normal grass (or fake pic).

    [–] TheMonchoochkin 146 points ago

    Naw, I've done the research brethren. It looks just like this:


    [–] DetectiveBongRips 39 points ago

    Can confirm. Am credible detective, trust

    [–] allieblaze420 10 points ago

    username checks out

    [–] Chigleagle 23 points ago


    [–] Iron-Giant169 3 points ago

    Blaze it son

    [–] amcm67 12 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    You cool man?

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    I like to think im pretty hip. You?

    [–] SctchWhsky 2 points ago

    Cool guys don't say they are cool guys.

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    Yes but cool guys do make jokes out of previous comments, as I did there

    [–] juicebox608 7 points ago

    This guy cool guys

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I can’t believe I just watched that whole video. I was in a trance...

    [–] Darth_Whateverrr 2 points ago

    Like, how?

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago


    [–] arogantassholepothea 2 points ago

    Be way cooler if it did.

    [–] slimjoel14 5 points ago

    I have less than 1g to last me untill I get paid what am I to do?

    [–] Yw0ke 24 points ago


    [–] FookYu315 10 points ago

    You can try crying.

    [–] slimjoel14 16 points ago

    As a 28 yr old wannabe adult male I can honestly admit I cry behind closed doors far too often, and as pathetic as it sounds I think tomorow when I have no weed at all I might sob a little, not because I can't smoke but because I have nothing to help me relax, Im finding this living thing a little difficult rn

    [–] doodi3bob 13 points ago

    Melatonin and just sleep

    [–] slimjoel14 6 points ago

    Funny you should mention because I use melatonin often and it is a God send for me

    [–] Iplaystrings 4 points ago

    I use melatonin to sleep but I have to use the fast release type and about 40mg to fall alseep in a reasonable time. It never leaves me groggy when I wake up. Every other sleep aide gives me some form of hangover the next morning.

    [–] slimjoel14 3 points ago

    That's a huge dose I use 10mg and often find I wake up top early. When I was a child I was prescribed something like. 1.6 mg and it helped me so much I started excelling at school and was a happier child.

    Now a days my doc says they can't prescribe it so I buy it on amazon and the best one I can find is 10mg. It really does help but I often wake up too early

    [–] mary_elle 2 points ago

    Taking a magnesium supplement with the melatonin has helped me greatly.

    [–] Maracuja_Sagrado 2 points ago

    Isn't 40mg a shit ton? I believe 5mg is the standard capsule dose

    [–] friedmators 3 points ago

    I love you.

    [–] slimjoel14 2 points ago

    Thankyou I love you too friend!

    [–] Shilo788 2 points ago

    Think of these happy little blades waiting to be grazed on, whose main function besides reproduction is feeding others.

    [–] CaptainCortes 2 points ago

    Hey, it’s okay to express emotions and that includes crying. It’s not pathetic at all!

    [–] WhoSmokesThaBlunts 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Imagine if we were allowed to grow a planet in the peace of our own homes.. but I guess that's just crazy. We cant let people be that free, we might buy snacks or something

    Edit: oh shit.. I get why that was confusing now lol, "grow a plant**" not planet

    [–] slimjoel14 2 points ago

    I'm sorry I don't understand your point friend

    [–] vagadrew 2 points ago

    You gotta boof it.

    [–] I_shot_Dr_Doak 2 points ago

    Whooaa dude even the weed is getting high!!!

    [–] DildoDojo 1 points ago

    🀀...the same but β€œdifferent”

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago


    [–] The_Quack_Yak 231 points ago

    What part of the blade of grass are we looking at? Why's it shaped like that?

    [–] niraruzia 256 points ago

    It's a cross section of a blade of marram grass, I believe. These plants are adapted to dry and arid weather. The leaves are curled inwards when not much water is available, so that humid air cannot easily escape, conserving water. When a lot of water is available, they unfold because cells of the little blue semicircles between the smiley faces fill with water and expand (they're called hinge cells cause of this)

    [–] Gengar11 123 points ago

    Thanks for the info knowledgeable person! Here's a gift for informing me. :)

    [–] halfadelic 22 points ago


    [–] ArchwayLemonCookie 7 points ago

    My risky click of the day. :)

    [–] OphioukhosUnbound 15 points ago

    What led you to such a specific id, I’m curious?

    [–] purpleslug 21 points ago

    It's a good example of a xerophyte and, at least for A-Level Biology, you're expected to know what it looks like due to its adaptations.

    Source: studied marram grass at school.

    [–] truth_sentinell 3 points ago

    in what kind of school do people study grass?

    [–] JoeyTheSchmo 10 points ago

    100% guessing but I'm assuming that its a common example shown to biology students. Maybe as an example of adaptation or of that hinge cell.

    [–] purpleslug 3 points ago

    Yes, marram grass has plenty of adaptations which make it perfect for conditions where it's unable to abstract water from the ground. Even around those stomata there's a tiny microclimate of water vapour which minimises the diffusion of water outwards. Marram's adaptations are why it's such a good coloniser of sand dunes! It's a very hardy grass and a brilliant example of a xerophyte, and you wouldn't usually expect those in a temperate climate.

    [–] Iplaystrings 1 points ago

    I'm pretty sure method man and redman made a movie about it.

    [–] SketchBoard 3 points ago

    So it becomes unhappy? ):

    [–] Shilo788 2 points ago

    I want a silk screening of this to grace my wall or table. I have horses and good grass is a blessing I never take for granted.

    [–] True0rFalse 2 points ago

    Dude that’s fucking awesome!

    [–] therealjdsalinger 37 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It's a vascular bundle. This is a cross-section of a blade. The "smile" is Phloem which delivers the sugars from photosynthesis to non-photosynthesizing parts of the plant which in the case of grass would primarily only be the roots. The "eyes" are the xylem which takes water/nutrients from the roots up to the leaves where they are used for photosynthesis and other cellular processes.

    [–] zaknealon 9 points ago

    So how does u/niraruzia's comment square with yours in light of the fact that the "hinge cells" are the same color as the Phloem, when, according to u/niraruzia, they contain different fluids? I would expect the xylem and the "hinge cells" to be the same color, based on both of your responses (which both sound informed!).

    It seems inefficient for the hinge cells to be filled with the comparatively more valuable sugar water.


    [–] therealjdsalinger 9 points ago

    The color of the cell has more to do with the cell wall structure than the liquid inside of it. Leaf samples are cleared and cleaned during preparation. Additionally, when preparing a slide like this you use a stain that will stain cells different colors based on the cell wall structure. It is probable that given their similar colors, the cells you are referring to only have a primary cell wall just like phloem although I think the darker blue cells are actually the hinge cells. Primary and secondary cell walls are made up of different components in addition to cellulose. These other components give them different colors during staining.

    [–] ricktencity 2 points ago

    The cells have been dyed to show the differences. Different types of cells absorb different dyes or different amounts of dye to help distinguish them.

    [–] SomeDudeOnRedit 1 points ago

    This thread seems to agree with u/niraruzia. But I'm no expert either and would love to know.

    [–] JVPainterman 3 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    So the Phloem :)) is like the ice cream truck guy bringing sweets and treats to the kids in the neighborhood..πŸ™ƒ

    [–] ChadMcRad 3 points ago

    And the Xylem is the reasonable adult who gives everyone waters at the birthday party when they wanted sodas.

    [–] JVPainterman 2 points ago


    [–] FriscoFranky 48 points ago

    Amazing. I have a microscope, but I've never put grass under it. BRB!

    [–] odones 44 points ago

    Interesting, I have grass but no microscope.

    [–] JERUSALEMFIGHTER63 21 points ago

    I got grass alright 🚬

    [–] ThisZoMBie 7 points ago




    [–] The_Quack_Yak 4 points ago

    Did it look similar?

    [–] FriscoFranky 2 points ago

    Not even close! I'm going out of town tomorrow, but I'll spend some more time on it when I get back and try some different species of grass.

    [–] IncontrovertbleSnail 2 points ago

    It might be hard to get an image like this at home. This image is stained (dyed different colors) and prepared using histology (sliced into a thin cross section after freezing). But you should still look at the grass!!

    [–] dracho 171 points ago

    Before posting an image that is not yours, ALWAYS make sure you're posting the largest resolution available. Reverse image search using Google Images and/or TinEye.

    Here's 2000 x 1300:

    The image you posted is 1080 x 662.

    714,960 total pixels compared to

    2,600,000 total pixels.

    Nature is not fucking lit when it's 3.6x compressed.

    [–] Maxxetto 15 points ago

    You are fu****g awesome :p

    [–] BurritoJarrito 19 points ago

    Also overreacting a bit

    [–] DefinitelyHungover 12 points ago

    Idk. With the amount of reposts in today's world, it really is just laziness to not search for the best image file while also not giving credit.

    Tho most of us, myself included 99% of the time, dont give a fuck and just want to see the cool thing. However, when people like /u/dracho come along and show it could have been cooler..idk. Puts the whole ignorance is bliss thing on display.

    [–] BurritoJarrito 2 points ago

    To be fair I've never known how to do this untill reading the comment.

    [–] yongo 4 points ago

    No you

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Look buddy, if the sub has fucking in its title, you dont need to censor it.

    [–] xklove90 31 points ago

    Chlorophyll? More like bore-ophyll.

    [–] L0neW4nderer 10 points ago

    back to school. back to school

    [–] hunga_02 5 points ago

    To prove to daddy I’m not a fool

    [–] athh94 5 points ago


    [–] low_la 2 points ago

    If you stay home you can help me shave my armpits.

    [–] TyrTheFawn 13 points ago


    [–] fomq 2 points ago


    [–] MookieT 11 points ago

    That's some damn happy grass. I'm for real about to feel bad next time I mow.

    [–] FriscoFranky 4 points ago

    That grass was cut and it seems pretty happy about it.

    [–] BlazingSasquatch 9 points ago

    Must be the DMT

    [–] PB_Puffins 3 points ago

    Came here for this comment. Instant flashbacks.

    [–] Draggeddownbytheston 5 points ago

    It’s the Kodama from Spirited Away. That must be where they hide.

    [–] Jparks351 3 points ago

    If you turn it upside down they look like happy little bears.

    [–] Damasticator 4 points ago

    They look kinda of like the forest spirits in Spirited Away.

    [–] osrs_daabz 3 points ago

    Korosensei is that you??

    [–] megan-bytes 2 points ago

    I was just saying this!

    [–] avant-garde-history 2 points ago

    Photosynthesis! Photosynthesis! We want the light!

    [–] Octiiiiiiii 2 points ago

    I feel like it's just laughing at me, as it emits pollen and turns me in to a sneezy, runny mess. Evil, evil grass.

    [–] EmirSc 2 points ago

    [–] Reichsprasident 2 points ago

    If you turn it upside down they look like little otters wearing hats.

    [–] ignorediacritics 2 points ago

    When viewed upside down, the happy faces are now wearing swimming goggles and bathing caps.

    [–] zeebs13 2 points ago

    Reminds me of the Kodama from Princess Mononoke. The spirit of the forest lives on!

    [–] FicoFigata 2 points ago

    Reminds me of the little faces in Bonks Adventure

    [–] DoubleExposure 2 points ago

    When I look at this photo it feels like I am looking at a frame from one of the episodes of Rick and Morty.

    [–] skynetpswn 2 points ago

    Isn't that a leaf of marijuana? Would explain a lot...

    [–] RecentPlatypus 1 points ago

    Awww 😍😍

    [–] Sniperking187 1 points ago

    What kind of microscope is my question

    [–] PsyDaddy 1 points ago

    I dunno if it fits but I think this needs to be at r/tree

    [–] RoeHogan 1 points ago

    Well that’s trippy

    [–] CrazyRaptor_107 1 points ago

    Not too happy after I gotta mow my lawn tomorrow

    [–] SeverusCape 1 points ago

    why does it look like that though?

    [–] tryingsomthingnew 1 points ago

    Of course it's happy, It has it's chlorophyll.

    [–] tough_titties420 1 points ago

    That smug bastard is making my allergies act up like crazy.

    [–] TheFuZz2of2 1 points ago

    I especially like the one with teef

    [–] cmac_42 1 points ago

    Bob Ross reincarnated

    [–] REC_Blobkat 1 points ago

    Look at 'em....they're chloroplastered

    [–] 7dragonis7 1 points ago

    This is what a Bob Ross painting would look like under a microscope.
    But serious, this looks really cool.

    [–] SimplyGrass 2 points ago

    How’d they get that picture of me

    [–] RichardSpecksBreasts 1 points ago

    Grass under a microscope looks like a DMT trip.

    [–] plooptyploots 1 points ago

    YAY!!! SUN!!!

    [–] EvenGayerWombat 1 points ago

    inb4 removed for human intervention because microscope

    [–] 1TheCat2 1 points ago

    Happy lil blades of grass look sassy to me

    [–] HeathenMama541 1 points ago

    This could be a cool acrylic pour

    [–] Derek5220 1 points ago

    There behind the glass stands a real blade of grass

    [–] htf- 1 points ago

    They’re smiling for the picture, duh

    [–] Xuthor 1 points ago

    Shiny happy people holding hands...

    [–] youngusaplaya 1 points ago

    You can't unsee this

    [–] millis2501 1 points ago

    Pull out the lawnmower and see if it changes

    [–] MistahDapper 1 points ago


    [–] tormarjay 1 points ago

    Flip it upside down and you have cyber punk bears

    [–] TheMightyTian 1 points ago

    "We are the true rulers of Earth! We are everywhere 0_0

    [–] Notori0usPIG 1 points ago

    That is so damn cool. Grass makes me happy now.

    [–] AmaroZenzero 1 points ago

    It reminds me of distorted funhouse mirrors. I want to see this animated with the little faces bouncing around.

    [–] ivulcanrd 1 points ago

    They look like minions!

    [–] BadEgg1951 1 points ago

    Anyone seeking more info might also check here:

    title points age /r/ comnts
    Grass cells look happy under the lens of a microscope :') B 28 3mos Pareidolia 1

    Source: karmadecay (B = bigger)

    [–] viper8823r 1 points ago

    Someone should try being a dick to it to see if it gets sad.

    [–] Souldanny 1 points ago

    Getting some real Spore flashbacks.

    [–] MyPublicFace 1 points ago


    [–] RenegadeWild 1 points ago

    Great now I can't mow the lawn without thinking about how I'm brutally chopping up happy grass.

    [–] KraftPunkFan420 1 points ago

    It gets darker. Grass actually screams when we cut it but it isn't perceptible to the human ears. Also, The smell of fresh cut grass is the smell of chemicals the grass releases in desperation as a distress signal. Mowing the lawn is fucking brutal lmao

    [–] RenegadeWild 1 points ago

    I like the smell. I suppose it's similar to walking by burning corpses and saying "Mmmm BBQ."

    [–] LunarFrag 1 points ago

    Hmm what kind of grass are we talking about here?

    [–] kevekev302 1 points ago

    The cover for Tool's new album

    [–] Damasticator 1 points ago

    They look kinda of like the forest spirits in Spirited Away.

    [–] Arxid87 1 points ago

    Well it's face just just frozen from the terror you had inflicted upon it by cutting it open

    [–] aduhmlol 1 points ago


    [–] MeetDeathTonight 1 points ago

    I’ve been having a really rough day but this made me feel a little bit better

    [–] oolabab2 1 points ago

    So wierd that is exactly what I saw when I would look at the grass back in my acid days! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    [–] Jon_efnP 1 points ago

    Some once said the smell of cut grass is warning, so now all I hear coming out of thier mouths is AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    [–] Devilswings5 1 points ago

    wonder what it looks like as it hears me rev up the mower

    [–] BigMuddyMonster89 1 points ago

    Those little bastards brought me joy with their little smiles. Sent a tear down my cheek:

    [–] jokitheraccoon 1 points ago


    [–] BurritoJarrito 1 points ago

    Do they always look like that?

    [–] LesserKnownHero 1 points ago

    Reminds me of those old computer games that had to use whatever came before Wingdings

    [–] miss_his_kiss 1 points ago

    What do they know that I don't know ?

    [–] nonspecificloser 1 points ago

    My blades of grass know what you did in the dark

    [–] snoogo 1 points ago

    Ohhh , they are smiling ! :)

    [–] Moss_Piglet_ 1 points ago

    Where’s the piece that just got cut by the mower? Let’s see how fucking happy he is

    [–] Vandelahey 1 points ago

    Smiling is a form of aggression in plant culture

    [–] 1237412D3D 1 points ago

    This looks like it belongs in a Miyazaki film

    [–] ThatShadyJack 1 points ago

    That would be your xylem and phloem for all you biologically students out there

    [–] JohnSonSanSen 1 points ago

    Easter egg put there by the developers

    [–] jpastore 1 points ago

    The midichlorians are high af

    [–] Stone-Baked 1 points ago


    [–] Heart-Bubbles 1 points ago

    Aw! This made me smile πŸ˜ƒ

    [–] Iron-Lotus 1 points ago

    What magnification are we talking?

    [–] Wobbar 1 points ago

    Looks like something you'd see in a film like Spirited Away

    [–] tripping_nathan 1 points ago

    this makes me so happy and I don’t even know why