I'm not sure what these things are called. The kind of weed that tend to stick to your clothing.
Now, when I peered onto this object with my pocket microscope, I could then see the actual hooks that come out of each one of the filaments (snapshot below). Naturally, these very hooks allow these things to stick to things.
Interesting evolutionary design.
Also, I recall the very first time I used an actual microscope. That's back when I was a kid, I think 11 or 12 years old.
I remember, the first couple of objects that I peered onto were a. A feather and b. A piece of potato chip. (amongst rocks, sand, sugar, salt e.t.c)
It was interesting to see the structure of a feather. Smaller strands packed into each one of the individual strands coming out of the actual stem of a feather. Even as a kid, I could see how that design was also important for flight and for lift.
Potato chips, on the other hand, had these crevices filled with grease. They used to deep fry them back in the days, that's when I was growing up in South Asia. Most probably, they are still being deep fried.
Overall, I'm just glad that, even at this age, I have managed to retain my sense of wonder. It is my wish that I am able to pass along this very sense of wonder, over to my daughter. I can see how she too has a natural interest in what is happening in her immediate surroundings. You can only cultivate this habit in someone, who has a natural inclination towards such things.