17 Of The Teeny-Tiniest Things In The World

Just because you’ll need your glasses to see it doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. Here’s the best of the un-big, including the world’s smallest movie that IBM made by moving atoms.

1. This compact car:

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The world’s smallest (and legally roadworthy!) car is only 41 inches high. What it lacks in oomph it makes up for in ability to find parking.

2. This small working dog:

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At just just 2 1/2 pounds, Lucy holds the record for world’s smallest working dog. But don’t be fooled by her vest that says “therapy dog.” She actually has the strength of a horse and is rather good at pulling sleighs.

3. World’s smallest movie:

For the short “A Boy And His Atom”, IBM placed atoms with a scanning tunneling microscope to make its actors, props, and scenes. The lead character is a single nanometer in size (one 25 millionth the size of an inch), and Guinness World Records has certified it as the world’s smallest stop-motion film.

4. This fun-sized frog:

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Discovered in eastern Papua New Guinea and averaging 7.7 millimeters long, Paedophryne amauensis is the world’s smallest frog. It is physically impossible for it to be not cute.

5. This itsy bitsy island:

Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest island with a building on it, Bishop Rock only has room for its lighthouse.

6. This little lizard:

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The ‘Brookesia micra’ chameleon, with a 16-millimeter body, is darn impossible to find in a game of hide and seek.

7. This bitsy bunny:

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The pygmy rabbit is one of the world’s smallest, and is also is one of the few breeds that can dig it’s own burrow (but I guess the holes don’t have to be that big).

8. This awesome aircraft:

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The SMART-1, measuring 12 feet long with a 17-foot wingspan, is the world’s smallest manned jet aircraft. Buzz Lightyear would approve.

9. This tiny, tiny mail:

Mostly used by elves. Occasionally by whimsical humans.

10. This legendary plant:

You know that green stuff you see floating on top of pods? Well, it’s called rootless duckweed, and it’s the smallest vascular plant on Earth (legendary plant!).

11. This dainty species of deer:

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The Pudu, the world’s smallest deer, is currently in danger of extinction, and without it, the world would suffer a serious loss of cuteness.

12. This aptly named station:

Don’t let it’s phone booth-y appearance fool you, this station in Carrabelle, Florida keeps the world a much safer place.

13. This pint-sized place of worship:

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If you blink while visiting Nielsville, Minnesota, you just might miss the smallest functional church in the world.

14. The world’s smallest park (or is it?!):

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Just two feet in diameter, Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon holds the world record. HOWEVER. This patch of land might be too small to be considered a park, as Prince’s Park in England has emerged as a rival determined to usurp this prestigious, prestigious title.

15. The smallest people:

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Both under two feet tall, Chandra Bahadur Dangi and Jyoti Amge have earned the title of being the smallest living man and woman in the world.

16. This mini desert:

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The Carcross Desert in Canada is considered to be the world’s smallest. But one square mile is apparently juuuuuuuust big enough for the Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do some four-wheeling.

17. This nano-sized newspaper:

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A special edition of Terra Nostra, a newspaper printed in Ponta Delgada, holds this world record. (If there were a crossword puzzle, it’d probably just have room for a single letter.)

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