10 Of The Smallest Things In The World
As humans, people tend to be obsessed with things that are large. Whether it is a bank account, a house or a car, it appears that the larger the better. However, today, we are going to have a look at things that are not very large at all. Actually, some things are so small that they just exist in theory. Therefore, whether it is a smallest horse, a smallest teapot or a smallest prison, these are the 10 of the smallest things in the world.
The SwissMiniGun is no larger than a key but is capable of firing small bullets at over 270mph. This is more than sufficient to kill someone at close range.
Meet Microdave, a miniature horse who, at only 18 inches tall, is the smallest horse in the world.
Wu Ruishen, a Chinese master potter, has made a very small teapot weighing only 1.4 grams. The teapot is claimed to be the world’s smallest teapot.
Found on the Channel Islands, Sark Prison was constructed in 1856 and had room for two prisoners which occasionally made for some very crowded conditions.
Smallest Poisonous Frog
The Poison Dart Frog is the smallest and most poisonous frog in the world. The amphibian can be found on the western slopes of the Ecuador’s Andes Mountains.
The smallest fish in the world is Paedocypris progenetica, and was only discovered in the last decade. Researchers found it living in the forest swamps in Sumatra, Indonesia. Females measure only 7.9 millimeters (less than 1/3 of an inch).
Smallest Artificial Heart
The world’s smallest artificial heart, weighing just 11 grams, was sufficient to save life of a baby suffering a life-threatening disease. Italian surgeons who finished the operation said that it kept the infant boy alive until a donor was found.
Smallest Model Train
Measuring one eighth of an inch by 1/4 of an inch, this piece is the smallest model train in the world. The five-carriage train was made by New Jersey’s David Smith for $12. It is 35,200 times smaller than an actual train.
Smallest Jet Airplane
This is the smallest jet airplane in the world. It was developed and designed by plane designer Jim Bede. The craft, the Bede BD-5J, weighs only 350 pounds.
Smallest Personal Computer
FXI technologies, a Norwegian company, has brought to market a personal small computer, in the real sense of the word. It is a completely functional personal computer capable of running Ubuntu or Android operating systems. Also, there is a micro USB port on the machine.