Just a Drop in the Cute Bucket

They say an atom is the smallest unit of matter. Even smaller is the neutron and the proton. After that is the quark. But then, there’s the microlope; really more of a theoretical concept, also known as the antimatter antelope.

World’s smallest Royal Antelope born at Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, FL! Check it out at  Zooborns!


  1. Is that a cross between a chihuahua and Bambi???

  2. cellarmouse says:


  3. Can we put a quarter next to it, so that we can get some scale?

  4. cellarmouse says:

    how does something so fragile survive?…

  5. I know, right!? But apparently they can jump eight feet high!
    No dinner for you!

  6. Fird Birfle says:


  7. If we had studied the microlope in school I might have paid more attention in physic class.

  8. doomchild says:

    My thoughts precisely! Then again, microlopes probably bounce around very much like electrons, and are thus difficult to research. Maybe they can be bombarded with ponyons, and calculate the average Qte-values from there…

  9. unfortunately, once you look at them, they change course and become unpredictable… it’s the Heisenberg Microlopenty Principal.

  10. skippymom says:

    Is that a peg leg in the back?

  11. yarrrr

  12. fleurdamour says:


  13. skippymom says:

    Oops, I think we’ve commented ourselves into Cute Or Sad territory.

  14. Will trade Canadian House Hippo for nanolope.

  15. Alice Shortcake says:

    I am dead from the cute, yet alive at the same time in a Schrodingerish way.

    *struggles to escape from box*

  16. Alice Shortcake says:

    Cripes. A feeble physics joke* is enough to land you in the Mod Lounge now?

    *Using the weak force of humour

  17. Don’t sit in Sheldon’s seat. Or touch his food.

  18. fleurdamour says:

    You just know he sproings. A lot.

  19. victoreia says:


  20. Ali-Baba says:

    I’m gonna need a bigger house!

    First dere was de pocket giraffe, then the micro peegs, then the house hippo, not to mention the wee ponies (& whatever qte small critters I might have forgotten)! Now y’all hit me wif dees lil’ fella! Where, exactly, do I get nanolope food?! Hmmm? Didn’t think of that, did we?! Oh well, I don’t need to eat this month, anyway! ;-)

  21. How big is it? A foot? Is it a girl? It is ADORABLE.


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