This is the tiniest painting in the world

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Scientists have created the tiniest painting ever, the Mona Lisa that you can see here. It's only 30 microns—less than half the thickness of a human hair. If that's hard to imagine, look at the comparison: If this microscopic Gioconda were a tattoo on an ant, it would only take a minuscule fraction of its eye.

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