Imagine living a hair’s breadth away from all the most romantic, historic sights of Rome. Now imagine doing it in 75 square feet. Architect and designer Marco Pierazzi saw the potential in an abandoned, one-room alleyway house just steps from Roman landmarks like the Pantheon and Saint Peter’s Square. He bought it, fixed it up, and lived there with his wife until their child was born. Pierazzi now rents what he calls the “smallest house in Italy” to friends, acquaintances, and tourists, making it a convenient place to stay on a Roman holiday. Continue reading »
Bungling contractors for Westminster Council have painted a double yellow line that is just nine inches long.
A toy car illustrates what could be the smallest double yellow lines in the UK (Picture: PA) Continue reading »
Meet Meysi, a tiny Terrier crossbreed from Jarocin, Poland, who is is unwittingly vying for the title of World’s Smallest Living Dog. Meysi weighed just 1.58 ounces at her birth three months ago and her owner Anna Pohl wasn’t sure the cute puppy would survive. Continue reading »
The World’s Smallest Horse according to Guinness World Records is Thumbelina from Missouri, but another tiny horse named Einstein may take her place when he turns 4, which is the minimum age required for the record. Einstein is from New Hampshire and unlike Thumbelina, he doesn’t have any dwarvish features, he has the same proportions as any other horse – he’s just much much smaller.
Einstein is only 35 cm tall (14 inches) and weighs 2.7 kg (6lb). Thumbelina is 44.5 cm (17.5 in) tall, so even if Eisntein grows a little, the chances of he becoming the official smallest horse in the world are quite high. He was born in April 2010, so he still needs to wait for almost 2 years until he becomes eligible for the title. Continue reading »
Fourteen-week-old Melinda Star Guido holds her mother’s little finger while lying in an incubator at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. At birth, Melinda tipped the scales at only 9 1/2 ounces, a tad less than the weight of two iPhone 4S. She is believed to be the second smallest baby to survive in the United States and the third smallest in the world. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.