Vegetable MRI GIFs Are Mesmerizing

10.05.12 Marina Galperina

What you need to do is watch these visuals of MRI’ed vegetables, especially the broccoli as its florets explode out of the darkness in monochromatic fireworks, its trunks gleaming and jutting like polished bones, the still shapes alive and undulating… Also, these are all GIFs, LOL WUT?

Andy Ellison is a medical student in Boston who works with MRI machines for research purposes… and for sticking cucumbers and garlic cloves in them. Here are some of the few of these surprisingly awesome GIFs. Watch the corn kernels turn into chattering teeth when the husk’s many internal scans are stacked. Many more veggies, plants and existentially inspiring bits at Inside Insides.