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|Guinness World Records: Shortest Man Is Just 21.5 Inches 'tall' by mrkels(m): 11:18am On Mar 04, 2012|
As a vertically challenged man myself, I'm always proud to see short men show off their pride -- like the very robust competition for World's Shortest Man, which just got a new champ in the form of a 72-year-old Nepalese man.
Guinness World Records has confirmed that Chandra Bahadur Dangi stands at just 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall, giving him the title in a ceremony over the weekend.
"I am very happy. Now I want to travel across Nepal and to foreign countries," Dangi told reporters afterward, according to the Associated Press.
Dangi is a full two inches shorter than Junrey Balawing, the 18-year-old Filipino who at 23.6 inches tall was named world's shortest man last year.
And Balawing is nearly three inches shorter than the previous record holder, 26.4-inch-tall Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal.
Meet Dangi and some of the other former record holders in my new photo feature, World's Shortest Men.
|Re: Guinness World Records: Shortest Man Is Just 21.5 Inches 'tall' by mrkels(m): 11:19am On Mar 04, 2012|
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