The World’s Smallest Snowman

Today we will present something unique, namely the smallest snowman in the world. If you are already confused or have already had a “the smallest what?” reaction, then read on to find out more.

The World’s Smallest Snowman
The World’s Smallest Snowman, Credit Todd Simpson, Western University Nanofabrication Facility, Ontario, Canada

Todd Simpson of Western University in Canada is responsible for creating the smallest snowman in human history. The Snowman was built in 2016 through a process of superimposing 3 silicate spheres. Each silicate sphere had a diameter of 0.9 microns. The result has a height of only 0.003 mm (less than 3 microns tall). It is absolutely fabulous, especially when compared to a strand of hair that generally has a thickness of 0.075 mm (75 microns). Moreover, this snowman has a smile, eyes, and a nose, which have been carefully carved using a beam of ions and platinum micro granules.

The smallest snowman can only be admired with the help of a microscope.

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