World Records - Things that are the Smallest

Can you name theses people, places, and things that are the smallest, shortest, lowest, or deepest?
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Last updated: November 12, 2020
First submittedJanuary 19, 2013
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Smallest planet
Mercury
Smallest bird species
Bee Hummingbird
Shortest month by number of days
February
Lightest element of the Period Table
Hydrogen
Element with the shortest name
Tin
Smallest country
Vatican City
Least populous country on the
Asian mainland
Bhutan
Smallest U.S. state by population
Wyoming
Smallest U.S. state by area
Rhode Island
Deepest part of the ocean
Mariana Trench
Shortest unit of distance theoretically
possible to measure
Planck length
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Answer
Shortest Bible verse
Jesus wept
Book of the Bible with the
shortest name
Job
Smallest wind instrument in
a standard orchestra
Piccolo
Lowest place by elevation on land
Dead Sea
Lowest place by elevation (U.S.)
Death Valley
Smallest country by population
to win the FIFA World Cup
Uruguay
Lowest U.S. Army rank
Private
Sign of the zodiac with the
shortest name
Leo
Country with the lowest
population density
Mongolia
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Level 79
Jan 17, 2013
Wonder how many people guessed Pluto for smallest planet?
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Level 80
Mar 13, 2013
I've also often mused that it would be interesting and revealing if there was some way to see wrong answers as well as right answers in percentages after taking each quiz.
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2015
Oohhh...that would be very interesting and probably quite entertaining.
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Level 79
Jan 4, 2016
That would be totally embarrassing for me. I'm often amazed at how silly some of my WAGs are.
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Level 60
Nov 25, 2016
That would be so interesting! But unfortunately, it will be hard to measure, because of how the answers are given.
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Level 80
Jul 19, 2018
They would have to change the site so that pressing "enter" was required to register an answer rather than having it happen automatically. One the one hand that would add an extra keystroke to ever answer, on the other hand it would end complaints from people about having to delete the "h" left over after typing in "Riyadh" or "Pittsburgh"
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Level 26
Sep 5, 2017
I definitely said pluto
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Level 64
Nov 12, 2020
So what about Ceres, Haumea or Makemake? They're all smaller than Pluto.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2020
The point is that many people will have been taught that Pluto is the smallest planet, since until relatively recently it was. Admittedly Ceres used to be considered the smallest planet too, but that was over 150 years ago.
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Level 18
Jan 18, 2013
Yay, I'm a Leo!
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Level 45
Sep 19, 2014
Tried a plethora of oceanic countries, as well as Monaco, Liechtenstein, San Marino, etc. Didn't even think of Vatican City :(
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Level 62
May 31, 2015
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the caption picture for the quiz a picture of the moon?
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Level 59
Jun 3, 2015
Nope, it's Mercury. Search Mercury and Moon on Google (look at the grey pictures) and compare. The difference isn't large though.
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Level 83
Nov 13, 2020
The craters look completely different.
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Level 79
Nov 12, 2020
I'm not clear on how deepest is related to smallest. Wouldn't the Marianas Trench be the point with the largest distance between sea level and land?
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Level 63
Nov 18, 2020
I thought that choice was odd for this quiz.
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Level 81
Nov 12, 2020
If it is about "world records", there shouldn't be the three US questions...
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Level 52
Nov 13, 2020
in fairness they're more appropriate than the one about Mercury.
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Level 81
Nov 13, 2020
Indeed, the other planets don't qualify for "world records" either :).
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Level 73
Nov 13, 2020
I wholeheartedly agree - on principle, I typed "Earth" and almost refused to type what I knew would be the accepted answer.
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Level 87
Nov 13, 2020
There are smaller planets out there than Mercury. They just don't happen to be located within our solar system.
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Level 33
Nov 16, 2020
Lol, I thought that Hawaii was the smallest US state.
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Level 79
Nov 25, 2020
Actually, it's 8th smallest, between Massachusetts and Maryland.
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Level 64
Nov 17, 2020
The comments section of these quizzes is basically just a penis measuring contest for people who want to show that they're clever isn't it? I'm fairly new to this and I was going to type a normal comment like "I enjoyed this quiz" or something similar but I now realise that this would be completely out of sync with the general vibe.
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Level 81
Nov 17, 2020
To be fair, most of the Quizmaster's quizzes are much better than this one...
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Level 63
Nov 18, 2020
I was surprised that Kolibri didn't work for smallest bird species. It makes sense now...