People are always focusing on the biggest things in the world. As a result, most of us fail to see the smaller things in the planet.
In this listicle, we bring you the 25 smallest things in the world you never knew existed.
25. Smallest Country
The world’s smallest country is the Vatican, also known as the Holy See.
24. Smallest Gun
The Swiss Mini Gun is no bigger than a key but is capable of firing tiny bullets at over 270mph. That’s more than enough to kill at close range.
23. Smallest Bodybuilder
Standing at just 2 ft 9 in. Aditya “Romeo” Dev of India is the world’s smallest bodybuilder according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
22. Smallest Lizard
Also known as the dwarf lizard, the Jaragua Sphaero is the world’s smallest lizard and is typically found in Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.
21. Smallest Car
The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar originally manufactured from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company.
20. Smallest Horse
Weighing less than a newborn, Einstein is the world’s smallest horse that isn’t affected by dwarfism.
19. Smallest School
Labeled by UNESCO as the smallest school in the world, Kalou School in Iran has a total population of 4.
18. Smallest Teapot
Created Wu Ruishen the smallest teapot in the world weighs in at only 1.4 grams.
17. Smallest Prison
Sark Prison, found on the Channel Islands was built in 1856 and only had room for 2 prisoners which sometimes made for some extremely crowded conditions.
16. Smallest Monkey
Native to the tropical rainforests of South America, the pygmy marmoset tops out at a weight of only 4 ounces.
15. Smallest Postal Service
Abbreviated WSPS, the World’s Smallest Postal Service in San Francisco transcribes your mail into a miniature version before sending it.
14. Smallest Poisonous Frog
The Poison Dart Frog is the most poisonous amphibian on the planet and can only be found on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.
13. Smallest House
Named Tumbleweed, the smallest house in the world was constructed by Jay Shafer of San Franciso and is smaller than some people’s closets.
12. Smallest Dog
Weighing in at only 1 pound and barely bigger than a coke can, Tiny Pinnochio is considered to be the world’s smallest dog.
11. Smallest Park
Mills End Park in Portland, Oregon is the world’s smallest park at barely 2 feet across.
10. Smallest Fish
Recently discovered in an acidic Indonesian peat swamp, females of the Paedocypris progenetica, a member of the carp family, only grow to be 7.9 mm long.
9. Smallest Man
Measuring in at 27 inches, Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest man.
8. Smallest Police Station
Essentially nothing more than a phone booth, the town of Carrabelle, Florida lays claim to what used to be the world’s smallest functioning police station.
7. Smallest Baby
In 2006 Amillia Taylor was born as the world’s smallest premature baby after only 22 weeks of development. She was 10 ounces and 9.5 inches long.
6. Smallest Artwork
Willard Wigan found solace in creating miniscule artwork that could barely be seen by the naked eye.
5. Smallest Teddy Bear
Created by German artist Bettina Kaminski this teddy bear is only 5mm tall.
4. Smallest Living Organism
The parasitic bacterium Mycoplasma Genitalium that inhabits the genital and respiratory tracts of primates is widely considered by scientists to be the smallest organism capable of independent growth and reproduction.
3. Smallest Non-Living Organism
A virus, however, can get much smaller than any living organism including the bacterium we just saw.
2. Smallest Observed Object in the Universe
Over the last century science has made both great strides into understanding the vastness of space and its microscopic building blocks.
1. Smallest Hypothetical Object in the Universe
Although these strings would technically have no physical dimensions, according to our puny human ability to reason one could say that these strings would be in some sense the “smallest” objects in the universe.
Hope you enjoyed this collection. If you know of any small things feel free to comment.