By looking at the picture above, we can’t imagine how small is this “world’s smallest snowman”, which measures 0.01mm tall only. So, how small is 0.01mm actually? It’s about 1/5 the width of human hair. Anyway, this “snowman” is not made out of snow.

It was made with two tiny tin beads that are usually used to calibrate an electron microscope, and welded together with platinum, by an engineer at the National Physical Laboratory David Cox.

It really looks like two scoops of ice cream…

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