It’s a small world, after all

Mr. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch fabric merchant, discovered, all on his own, the secret world of Microbiology. He devised a microscope of his own, examining single drops of water to see who or what was in there.

This all made a splash in 1657 when he presented his findings to the scientific community, which rallied to the enormity of van Leeuwenhoek’s discovery. His only limit in ingenuity was his own active imagination and curiosity. He examined blood, and many other liquids, as well as studying fibres and veg. He kept careful notes, detailing his studies, which still exist in the Netherlands. He was also a gifted draftsman, illustrating his findings.

He wore a small moustache. Rhinos can’t grow them either. We draw them on, as needed.

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