What does a teddy bear, an artificial heart, and a poisonous frog all have in common? Besides possessing the ability of being very tiny, absolutely nothing. This list features 12 items that are tinier versions of their normal selves.
1. Smallest Gun
This SwissMiniGun is a double action revolver and has all the same features that are found on a real size gun. The six-shot revolver – which is no bigger than a key – fires tiny bullets at over 270mph which is more than enough to kill at close range.
Weighing only 150 lbs – and the mpg to match – the Peel P50 Microcar is the smallest car ever approved for street use.
Weighing in at only 1.4 grams is the world’s smallest teapot.
Although I fail to see the utility in tiny mail it is pretty cool. The World’s Smallest Postal Service located in San Francisco transforms your mail into a miniature version before sending it.
The Poison Dart Frog can only be found on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. Which is good news because it’s the most deadly amphibian on the planet.
Suffering from dyslexia, Willard Wigan is exceptional at creating minuscule artwork.
German artist Bettina Kaminski created a teddy bear standing only 5mm tall.
This inexpensive disposable camera is about the size of a coarse grain of salt. It’s tininess gives it very valuable medical applications.
The world’s tiniest model train features a train track, and a five-car functional train.
The Bede BD-5J weighing just over 350 pounds, is the smallest jet-powered aircraft in the world. It’s capable of reaching speeds up to 300 mph.
The world’s smallest artificial heart, was designed for a 16-month-old baby who had dilated cardiomyopathy, a degenerative condition of the heart wall. It served as a replacement for 13 days until a donor was found.
Created by Lance Abernethy, the tiny tool is powered by a hearing aid battery. It measures just 17mm tall, 13mm long and 7.5mm wide, with a 0.5mm twist drill that can pierce soft objects.