Guinness World Record For The Smallest Book In The World Requires a Microscope In Order To Read

By: | December 12th, 2014

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People have been making miniatures for as long as we have been civilized!

But now, for the first time, two brothers from Canada have created a book so small that you will need an ‘electron microscope’ to read seeing as how the words would not be legible under a standard microscope.

Their tiny book – ‘Teeny Ted from Turnip Town’ is etched on a microchip that fits on the width of a human hair.

The world’s smallest book is a reproduction of 30-page Teeny Ted’s story, where the main character wins an annual turnip-growing contest.

It was written by Malcolm Douglas Chaplin, while his brother Robert Chaplin did the etching, at the Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada.

The book’s exact measurements are 70 micrometers by 100 micrometers. Printed with pure crystalline silicon, the reproduction costs a staggering $15,000.

Guinness World Records has certified the book as the smallest book ever.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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