The World's Smallest Snowman is So Cute

By Ryan F. Mandelbaum on at

Look at this cute little snowman! I bet he won’t even melt and make me cry like the snowman from Jack Frost does.

This tiny fella is a wee three microns tall, around half the height of a red blood cell. Todd Simpson from the Western University Nanofabrication Facility in Ontario, Canada made it from three stacked .9-micron silica spheres, platinum arms and nose, and carved the eyes and mouth using an ion beam.

I wish I had platinum enough to make the arms and a nose for a snowman...
[via the Western University Nanofabrication Facility Tumblr]

Courtesy: Western University Nanofabrication Facility, Ontario, Canada and Dr. Todd Simpson