Check out the world's tiniest gingerbread house — and you'll never guess what it's on top of

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 12, 2004
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    Decking the halls is a whole lot harder when you're decorating something 10 times smaller than a human hair.

    But that didn't stop Travis Casagrande from going big this holiday season by constructing something super tiny.

    The research associate at the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy at Hamilton's McMaster University is the man behind what may be the smallest house ever built — about half the size of one made in France last year.

    Casagrande's creation is a home for the holidays — a gingerbread house complete with a wreath over the door, a cheery brick chimney, Christmas tree details carved into the walls and a patriotic Canadian flag doormat.

    "Compared to the size of a typical gingerbread house that you might buy in a grocery store kit, mine is 20,000 times smaller," he explained.

    But the festive surprises don't stop there.

    Zoom out slightly from the silicon structure and you'll see it's actually perched atop a smiling snowman that's giving a mischievous wink. Pull back even farther and a seemingly massive cylinder appears — believe it or not, that's a human hair.

    Each of those steps was intentional, explained their creator.


  2. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

    Aug 31, 2009
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    Neat. Now make the door open :p

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