When you mix science with memes, you get something special. Imgur user Thatsnothowanyofthisworks posted a bunch of microscopic creatures that look incredibly expressive and then used them to make memes. And it’s way funnier than you’d expect! It just works.

The Imgur user got more than 2.3k upvotes for their effort and it looks like people want more of the micro-memes. When you look at something under a microscope, you get a completely different point of view that makes you realize some seemingly boring or even ‘icky’ micro-animals can be funny enough to be meme-worthy if you find the right angle. Bored Panda reached out to the Imgurian who created these micro-memes to learn more about them. Read on for our interview with Thatsnothowanyofthisworks!

Let us know which microscopic memes you liked best, dear Pandas. Remember to upvote your faves as you scroll down. Personally, I really enjoyed looking at the tardigrade with its goofy expression. Tardigrades are water-dwelling eight-legged micro-animals that are widely known as water bears or moss piglets.

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Pepper Pots
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1 month ago

Never knew that is how they look

Marvin HoG
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1 month ago

Still completely disgusting

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Isa
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1 month ago

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

And I pick these things up for fishing, so glad I can’t see this face when I put them on a hook.

manon M
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1 month ago

your next fishing trip promises to be interesting 😂

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

Why does that represent my whole life?

Meyer Weinstock
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1 month ago

Join the crowd....

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Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

ALMOST quaint..the eyes

Stephanie Did It
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1 month ago

Does he have an even tinier worm crawling on him?

My O My
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1 month ago

But he is cute! Ugly cute

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Joran Quinten
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1 month ago

Sandworm!

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My O My
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1 month ago

Aww, go back to bed

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Imgur user Thatsnothowanyofthisworks told Bored Panda that they came across a thread of these images and thought that they looked like comical faces. "I figured, why not try to relate them to me and funny things in my life," they said about what inspired them to create the memes in the first place.

Thatsnothowanyofthisworks said that they tried to relate the descriptions to themselves and the funny things they've been through to give them a more personal touch. "I saw my own expressions in those creatures," they explained.

The Imgurian has some great news for us: they plan on continuing to make original memes in the future! "I'm always looking for some new type of format to use. I'm definitely going to pursue more microscopic creatures memes."

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

Also known as a Water Bear which is one of the smallest animals in the world and can only be sen with a microscope..

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

Warning nuclear repercussions inbound

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

That’s me in winter lol. On another note I Must not show this to my son coz he loves Wooly bear caterpillars.

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The micro-memes made us realize just how important terminology is in science. The Imgur user made the memes using photos of micro-animals, as well as regular-sized creatures zoomed-in under a microscope.

Micro-animals are tiny and require a microscope to see. Examples of these would be our loveable water bear tardigrades, brine shrimp (what you’ll know as sea monkeys), spider mites, and others.

However, micro-animals shouldn’t be confused with micro-organisms. These also require a microscope to notice, but they’re far less complex than micro-animals because they’re single-celled. Micro-organisms are incredibly important for the health of our planet and for the food chain.

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

With extra spittle too

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I can even hear the Aruuuuuga sound when the eyes pop out lol.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Absolutely hate these f*****s.

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Some examples of micro-organisms found in the ocean are algae (which are single-celled plants), protozoa (single-celled animals also known as zooplankton), bacteria (the most abundant organisms on planet Earth), as well as viruses. While we’re used to hearing about viruses mostly in the context of them infecting us, they can also infect algae, protozoa, and bacteria, too.

If anyone’s planning to make more microscopic creature memes, we’d love to see some made using micro-organisms, not just micro-animals, too!

Here's how people reacted to the micro-memes