Seeing carrots under the microscope – hallucination or true perception?

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We have previously wondered why some people see food when they look under the microscope. Although the reason(s) for this curious behavior may currently elude full explanation, we report a case of humans seeing carrots under the microscope:

The nuclei of a predominantly childhood tumor – medulloblastoma – seem like carrots when seen under the microscope.

NB. This phenomenon of seeing vegetables in unlikely places is not only confined to carrots – e.g. celery.

BONUS: For those obsessed with carrots (Daucas carota, sativus), here is The World Carrot Museum – discover the power of carrots!