Guinness World Record For The Smallest Book In The World Requires a Microscope In Order To Read :
- People have been making miniatures for as long as we’ve been civilized!
- But now, for the first time, two brothers from Canada have created a book so small you’ll need an “electron microscope” to read it, just to see how the words wouldn’t be legible under a standard microscope.
- Their tiny book – ‘Teeny Ted of Turnip Town’ is etched onto a microchip that fits the width of a human hair.
- The world’s smallest book is a reproduction of a 30-page Teeny Ted story where the main character wins an annual turnip-growing contest.
- It was written by Malcolm Douglas Chaplin while his brother Robert Chaplin was etching at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.
- The exact dimensions of the book are 70 micrometers by 100 micrometers. Printed on pure crystalline silicon, the reproduction costs a staggering $15,000.
- The Guinness Book of Records certified this book as the smallest book of all time.
FAQ: Smallest Book
What is the world record for the smallest book?
The size of the book is 0.07 mm x 0.10 mm. The letters are carved into 30 microtablets on a polished piece of monocrystalline silicon using a focused gallium ion beam with a minimum diameter of 7 nanometers (this was compared to a 2 mm diameter pin head, 2,000,000 nm).
What is the smallest on record?
The smallest measurable length in the universe is the Planck length, which is 1.6 x 10-35 m across.
What is the thickest book in the world?
- ‘Shree Haricharitramrut Sagar’ and is a biography of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan
What is the smallest book in India?
Between 1969 and 1970, Malayalam also had a small but wonderful asset like this – the book Rasarasika, which was 1.5 cm long and only one centimeter wide, written by K V Manalikkara and published by Kalpaka Library, Thiruvananthapuram.
Guinness World Record For The Smallest Book In The World Requires a Microscope In Order To Read