'World's smallest' gingerbread house created by Canadian microscopists

Tiny Christmas treat fashioned with aid of electron microscopes

It certainly won't be troubling anyone's waistline this Christmas - or even tickling the tastebuds much, but that won't bother the team of Canadian researchers who have just created what they claim is the world's smallest gingerbread house.

At a height similar to the width of a human hair, the traditional Yuletide sweet was part of a festive scene created by researchers at McMaster University using electron microscopes and other equipment used in material research.

The house itself, sits atop a cap on the head of a tiny, winking snowman and was fashioned from materials used in lithium-ion battery research.

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