The smallest street legal car is 7 ft 43/4
inches long and is 3 ft41/2
inches wide. Arils Slider built it but it is now owned by Jeff Gibbon.
The smallest ridable bicycle has .76 inch diameter wheels. It was ridden
by its constructor Neville Patten, and he traveled 13 ft. 5 1/2 in. on
March 25, 1988.
Peter Rosendahl rode an 8 in. high unicycle with a wheel diameter of .78
in., with no extensions or attachments fitted, a distance of 7 ft. 2 in.
in Hamburg, Germany; on December 14, 1995.
The smallest biplane ever flown was the Bumblebee Two, which was designed
and constructed by Robert Starr of Tempe, Arizona. Capable of carrying
just one person, Bumblebee Two was 8 ft. 10 in. in overall length, and
had a wingspan of 5 ft. 6 in. When the Bumblebee Two was empty it weighed
396 lb. In 1988 it crashed and was totally destroyed after reaching an
altitude of 394 ft.
The smallest jet in the world is the Silver Bullet, which was built by
Bob and Mary Ellen of Aguila, Arizona, in 1976. It is 12 feet long, has
a wingspan of 17 feet, and weighs approximately 437 lb. The Silver Bullet
can fly straight and level at a speed of 300 mph.
The smallest manned spacecraft used by astronauts working outside a space
shuttle, was 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. 8 in. wide, and 3 ft. 8 in. deep. It weighed
just 240 lbs. It was first used Bruce McCandless when he maneuvered up
to 328 ft. away from the shuttle Challenger.