Recently, the Times of London and the Daily Telegraph carried short articles about Dr. David Cox of the National Physical Laboratory and his use of a system normally used to create nanoparticles to create, using two tin beads fused together by a "blob of platinum" and a focused ion beam to carve the eyes, nose and smile

The tiny snowman 

Well, it is that time of year.

However, there are some things that even nanotechnology cannot improve upon: