Made to Measure

There once was a hero named Pip

Who rode into town on a finger tip.

Listen, all you Ladies and Gents

I’ll rule the world inch by inch

Just as long as I don’t lose my grip!

Carol B. says she released Ms. Teeny McTiniest back into the wild after this photo.


  1. The very essence of “Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!” :D

  2. machstem says:

    That sounds eerily like the noises coming from under our sheets…

  3. Hey, there’s a long, noble history of “Ehn!” on CO.

  4. Mary (the first) says:

    I almost couldn’t figure out what it was at first! OMG the tiniest of all time!

  5. I’m the inch of the world!!

  6. biscuithead says:

    “What’s a cubit?”
    Am I the only one thinking of of God’s conversation with Noah, as told by Bill Cosby?

  7. victoreia says:

    First thing I heard when I read that!

    (“Am I on Candid Camera?”)

  8. victoreia says:


  9. Me too! We used to listen to that album over and over when we were kids a hundred years ago. Then we would walk around the house going “Right…what’s a cubit?” Ha ha. such a fun memory.

  10. Earworm, earworm,
    Taking up my mental space,
    Sentimental, catchy tune,
    You’ll probably go far.

  11. LOL I was just going to post the inch worm song.. My favorite song.

  12. Mr. DressUp used to sing this song, too. I guess it will always be one of my favorites.

  13. Wow, now that’s a “not-even-an-inch” worm!

  14. LisaLassie says:

    I believe this would be more like a millimeter worm

  15. LisaLassie says:

    I’m in the Mod Lounge! apparently “mililmeter” is a bad word in this country. Luckily, someone left some red velvet cake and tea for me. Thank you.

  16. Oh my goodness! Between this and the teeny tiny mantis I saw on the Daily Squee….so cute for bugs!

  17. Centimeter Worm?

  18. A cubit is the distance from the point of one’s elbow to the tip of one’s longest finger. IN the ancient world, this was a very logical measure for a carpenter, boatbuilder, or architect to use. Of course, every carpenter, boatbuilder and architect’s cubit was a little bit different. Historians and classicists generally just call it 18 inches.

    And they said my liberal arts degree was worthless.

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    eeeeez teeeeeny tiiiiiiiiny und cute, too !!!!

  20. I once made my husband stop the car so I could release a Teeny McTiniest inch worm. I am a weirdo. Truth.

  21. chocochoco says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen :)


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