Microcosm: the smallest things and beings
• Microcosm: the smallest things and beings
That can be great for some organisms, may seem small for others. For small people can be anything from a cell that we can not see with the naked eye, to a miniature version of the big things that we create with their own hands. So we have compiled a list that covers all these little things. Here are 10 of the least things that actually exist.
1. The smallest pistol.
Miniature revolver SwissMiniGun C1ST no more than a key, but is able to shoot tiny bullets at a speed of over 450 km. in hour. The first copies were made in 2005, outlawed in the United States and cost about $ 6,200.
2. The smallest inhabited city.
Barry Drummond - the only inhabitant of Cass in New Zealand, in the city railway Selvinskom area. Nevertheless, he is hardly alone as curious tourists continually stop to visit an isolated failure. As a result, Drummond added a mini-golf course and a bowling alley to attract more visitors to brighten their company.
3. The smallest vertebrate.
In 2012, researchers from Papua New Guinea discovered a frog length of 6, 8 mm, which makes it the smallest vertebrates in the world. Her name Paedophryne amauensis, and she was discovered while recording voices of frogs and then an unfamiliar sound, which sounded more like an insect. They are found in the leaves in the forest belt, where they are well camouflaged and were the first nerybami obtaining the title of the smallest vertebrate in the world.
4. The smallest man.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal was an increase of 55 cm, making it the smallest in the world who has ever lived. He died in 2015 at age 75. Then, the title passed to Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal, the growth of which 63, 01 cm.
5. The smallest living organism.
Scientists believe that the parasitic bacteria of Mycoplasma genitalium, which dwells in the genital and respiratory tracts of primates, is the smallest body capable of independent growth and reproduction.
6. The smallest bodybuilder.
Growth of 84 cm and a weight of 9, 5 kg, Aditya "Romeo" Dev of India became the youngest bodybuilder in the world. He retained this title until his death in 2012.
7. The smallest prison.
Prison Sark found on the Channel Islands between England and France, was built as a school for girls in 1841 and was transformed into a small prison in 1856.
8. A small house.
The smallest house in the world - this is the title assigned to the mobile home Airbnb lime green, which you can rent for $ 55 per night in Boston. Built by the artist Jeff W. Smith, the house is on wheels and includes a stove and a toilet, although there is no electricity. Smith delivers it to where you like it, if it is allowed to land owners.
9. The smallest surviving baby.
Born after 26 weeks, the little girl, who was born in Witte, Germany, in 2016, known as the smallest premature baby in the world, who survived. Her weight was 226 grams, and the height and 22 cm.
10. The smallest inanimate body.
While there is still some debate about what is considered "alive" and what is not, most biologists would not classify the virus as a living organism due to the fact that he can not play or metabolize itself. However, the virus can be much smaller than any living organism, including bacteria. The smallest - the only one DNA strand virus, porcine circovirus, which is only 17 nanometers in diameter.