Happy Holidays, from SCIENCE!!

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As a Canadian, I am well-versed in the art of snowcraft. The frozen North tempers us with flakey hides of frost-resistant skin-maille as we build our monolithic winter totems, which you in warmer climates dare mock as ‘snow-men’. May a thousand seals feast happily on your remains.

Hey, speaking of snowmen, science recently decided to continue its campaign against human limits by creating the world’s smallest one – and you can be sure this won’t be a record beaten anywhere in the near future. At 10µm (that’s ‘micrometers’, but I prefer the phoenetic ‘moo-meters’), this little dude is 1/5th the width of a human hair, and was created with equipment regularly used to calibrate electron microscopes.

How festive.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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