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Get Out Your Microscope And Check Out These Works Of Art - They Just Might Be The Tiniest Sculptures
January 12, 2013
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It's often been said no idea is too small. Well, except maybe this one.

A Russian man named Nikolai Aldunin makes sculptures. But these aren't your typical sculptures.

They're microscopic... as in, they're so small you need a microscope to see them. And Nikolai has one from 1985.

He uses everything from toothpicks to syringes to superglue to make the sculptures.

But perhaps even more amazing - he says he works between the beats of his heart in order to keep his hands still.

Try that sometime.

The secret, as Nikolai explained to TIME magazine, is this: "You musn't get into a state of worry. Everything that you feel in your soul is transmitted to your hands."

Here's some of his work.

7 camels and 3 palm trees inside the eye of a needle.

A gold AK-47 on a matchstick. It has 34 individual parts.

A likeness of the novelist Leo Tolstoy on a grain of rice.

A bike on a needle.

A tank on the open face of a sliced apple seed.

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