‘Terra Nostra’ Sets Record For World’s Tiniest Paper

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By: Nu Yang

'Terra Nostra' Sets Record For World's Tiniest Paper

You’re probably going to need a magnifying glass to read this newspaper.

A special edition of the Portuguese weekly Terra Nostra recently set a new world record as the world’s smallest newspaper, measuring just 25 x 18mm, according to the World Records Academy. With the headline “A Hug to the World,” the special 32-page edition of Terra Nostra cost 2.5 euro. The paper is regularly published in tabloid format.

The special edition was issued Feb. 20, the World Day of Social Justice. Proceeds from sales of the special edition will benefit the local branch of the Associação Portuguesa de Deficientes, an organization dedicated to helping the disabled. Terra Nostra director Natacha Alexandra Pastor told the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers that there has been a “continuous request for copies coming from all over the world.”

Pastor said the main challenge was “to keep the best quality possible for type and images so they could be visualized and read without any problems, and we succeeded, as has been admitted and admired by the members of the Guinness World Record Committee.”

Published: August 10, 2012

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