Got Rust?


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Tetanus is often associated with rust, especially rusty nails, but this concept is somewhat misleading. Objects that accumulate rust are often found outdoors, or in places that harbor bacteria, but the rust itself does not cause tetanus nor does it contain more of the bacteria that causes tetanus.

The rough surface of a rusty nail merely provides a prime habitat for the tetanus bacteria to reside, and the nail affords a means to puncture skin and deliver the bacteria to the wound.

Just thought you'd like to know. Thanks Wikipedia!

10 comments:

Lin said...

Lol, I would've never thought to take that macro! Cool!

Mar said...

I have plenty of examples in my garden :)
Great macro!
Happy Monday!

Rebecca said...

What an interesting shot.

margie said...

i love rust. so interesting to shoot, even large scale rusty trucks and the like.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I just learned something about rust that I didn't know! Thanks!

Tammie Lee said...

This makes for a wonderful photo. Thanks for explaining the innocence of rust!

glutenfree4goofs said...

Creative and original! I love it. Thanks for the tutorial btw, I'm sure with three boys it will come in handy :)
Jessie at Blog Schmog

Regina said...

Nice one!

Carletta said...

Cool shot!
Good info. I hadn't thought of tetanus in a long time.

lisaschaos said...

At first I puzzled over what the photo was, some sort of odd creature with translucent wings? no. Ahhh, rusty metal! Great macro!