Wednesday, May 23, 2007

World's Teeniest Book Unveiled with Nanotechnology

The world's smallest book, so small it can only be viewed with an electron microscope, was unveiled today. Teeny Ted from Turnip Town, a success story by Malcom Douglas Chaplin, was created at Canada's Simon Fraser University's Nano Imaging Lab. To quote the website World Records Academy,
"At 0.07 mm X 0.10 mm, Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is a tinier read than the two smallest books currently cited by the Guinness Book of World Records: the New Testament of the King James Bible (5 X 5 mm, produced by MIT in 2001) and Chekhov’s Chameleon (0.9 X 0.9 mm, Palkovic, 2002). By way of comparison, the head of a pin is about 2 mm."
The book has an ISBN (International Standard Book Number, a common identifier for books) and is yours for only $20,000. Put that in your Amazon wish list.

PS: this could solve BHPL's shelving and space shortage.

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