Tag: smallest

Jun 24, 2015

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

In 1919, a smooth-talking businessman swindled investors into buying a skyscraper that was designed in inches, not feet.

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Mar 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Just a Dwarf Mongoose

Picture of the Day: Just a Dwarf Mongoose

Photograph by Thesharkins78 on reddit In this adorable close up by reddit user Thesharkins78, we see one of the Dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) on display at the Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. The Dwarf mongoose is much smaller than most other mongoose species (18 to 28 cm, 210…

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Mar 19, 2014

Miniature Sushi Made with a Single Grain of Rice

Miniature Sushi Made with a Single Grain of Rice

It started as a joke with a customer over a decade ago. Chef Hironori Ikeno thought it would be funny to serve one of his regulars a miniature plate of sushi. Soon afterwards, Chef Ikeno wondered just how small he could go. It turns out he could go really small! Using…

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May 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Shortest Escalator

Picture of the Day: World’s Shortest Escalator

WORLD’S SHORTEST ESCALATOR Photograph by TOKYO ESCALATOR Located in the basement of More’s Department Store in Kawasaki, Japan is the world’s shortest escalator. With only 5 steps, the escalator has a modest rise of 32.8 inches (83.4 cm). It was recognized as the world’s shortest escalator by the Guinness Book of Records…

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Feb 20, 2012

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

Photograph by Glaw F, Kohler J, Townsend TM, Vences M A new species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagasar have been discovered and they are the tiniest in the world. Adult males of the species grow to just over a half-inch (16 mm) from nose to bottom and about 1 inch (30…

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