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Sweet and Sour — Just Like Love

Sweet and Sour — Just Like Love
Sugar cubes are indispensable for tea, coffee and other tasty drinks.
The object pictured here looks like a magnified sugar cube.


Let's try stepping away a little.
This appears to be a cluster of square objects that resemble sugar cubes.



These look a lot like sugar cubes even when we step away further.
However, unlike sugar cubes, they are rounded or crumbled in places.


Answer: Salt

Most of us have had the experience of mistaking sugar for salt when seasoning our food.
What looked like sugar cubes was in fact salt crystals.
These crystals are generally dice-shaped, but can actually take lots of different other shapes depending on the environment in which they are created.
Some are even pyramid-shaped - try looking for them!

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