Posts Tagged ‘flagellum’


The Giants of Nanotechnology Island

February 23, 2008

You may have noticed that many of the exhibits on Nanotechnology Island aren’t life size – they’re much larger than life, so you can see them easily.  It seems that when those exhibits were being enlarged, some poor creatures strayed too close to the enlarging machine…

For example, there’s a giant bacterium with a flagellum (the tail-like thing) that’s currently climbing the outside wall of the main building.  It looks like it got sliced open, so you can see inside – there’s no nucleus!  The DNA just floats around inside the cell.

If you’re brave, there’s also a secret cave under the Tower of Ten…

I should really be more careful around giant hungry ants!