microscopic noodle bowl.

Continuing my fascination with all things ramen, I bring to you the news that Japanese scientists have created the world's smallest bowl of ramen, using carbon nanotubes (which are not tasty, as far as I know) รข?? it's only visible under a microscope.

"We believe it's the world's smallest ramen bowl, with the smallest portion of noodles inside, though they are not edible," [Professor Masayuki] Nakao said.

The hardest part was to keep the noodles from rising upright from the bowl "like alfalfa sprouts," he said. "The achievement was mostly for fun."

Chopsticks not included. (via Associated Press online)