Bihar man sets Guinness World Record after making a spoon smaller than nib of a pen

Shashikant Prajapati, a 25-year-old micro artist from Bihar, surpassed the previous record set in 2022 by another Indian artist Navratan Prajapati Murtikar.
Bihar man sets Guinness World Record after making a spoon smaller than nib of a pen
Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records consistently unveils extraordinary (and often bizarre) feats, events, and skills that captivate our attention. A recent headline-grabbing achievement revolves around the creation of the world’s smallest wooden spoon. This remarkable accolade belongs to Shashikant Prajapati, a 25-year-old micro artist hailing from Bihar, India. Driven by a personal aspiration to accomplish something remarkable, Shashikant Prajapati crafted this miniature masterpiece.

The smallest wooden spoon is just 1.6 millimetres (0.06 inches) in length. According to a recent report by Guinness World Records, this exceptional tiny utensil has some fascinating details. GWR’s report mentions that to count as a valid record, the spoon needs to be an accurate, miniaturised version of a regular wooden spoon with a clearly visible bowl and handle.

Using a craft knife and a surgical tool, the micro artist skillfully carved the spoon from a single piece of wood. Shashikant also used a drawing compass to design a chain from a chalk piece. The micro artist told Guinness World Records, “Making a spoon from wood is quite easy, but making the world’s smallest wooden spoon is quite a tough job."

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Bihar man sets Guinness World Record after making a spoon smaller than nib of a pen

He dedicated extensive practise to refining the technique, meticulously constructing more than 10 versions of the spoon. Eventually, he triumphed in creating a spoon that not only met the design criteria but also achieved the size required to set the record.

“It was very difficult to make a spoon that is smaller than 2 mm, but after many attempts I was successful," he stated. Interestingly, the previous record holder for this accomplishment was also from India. In 2022, Navratan Prajapati Murtikar skillfully fashioned a tiny spoon that measured only 2 mm (0.07 inches).

It is worth mentioning that Sashikant Prajapati had previously claimed his first Guinness World Records title in 2020 for carving the highest number of chain links from pencil lead. This accomplishment was surpassed twice, first in 2020 with 126 links and then with 236 links in 2021, by Prajapati himself.

The current record has been claimed by Kaviyarasan Selvam (India), who astonishingly crafted 617 lead links earlier this year.

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