Official Keepers of all Records Worldly – Guiness, specifically, Guiness measurement scientists, measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi at 54.60 centimeters (21.5 inches). This is also the oldest one human has been declared as Chandra is but 72-year-young & even shorter then the previous world record holder, Junrey Balawing; hailing from the Philippines, who stood 23.5 inches at the age of 18 last year.
“The good news is that Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the world’s shortest living man,” Guiness Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday told reporters after measurements were taken.
“If he is really 72 years old he is the oldest person to be awarded the shortest-man record,” Glenday said, adding Dangi was also the shortest person ever measured by the Guiness World Records.
“I am good. I feel happy,” Dangi [above] said holding two framed certificates. “I want to travel around the world and spread the name of my country.”
His family has no idea when he stopped growing as many Nepali villages still lack basic health care. Dangi has never seen a doctor in his life. Five of his brothers and two sisters are of normal size.
Dangi mostly stays at home, needing assistance to move around, preparing head straps used by villagers to carry loads.
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This video recently uploaded to LiveLeak.com reports that the following footage is perhaps behind the scenes work of Syrian actors covered in fake blood.
Is this video for real? Comments are open as always.
Facts about Syria: Syria has been in a state of emergency since 1963 and there is a revolution going on there as of this very sentence. There are numbers available on the number of coups that have happened there, but really, they are endless coups. Coup, after coup, after coup.
Syria is also very ancient. Damascus is the capital, and that city is even mentioned in the bible and goes back thousands of years. Many empires have occupied this area, and most have crumbled. For many centuries it may have been the capital of the western world.
The baby was born just after Chinese New Years, and this is the year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar.
The baby boy, named Chun Chun, which probably translated to Chub Chub, was born in central China on Saturday, with state media reporting the birth could be breaking a new record for the country’s heaviest baby.
Baby Chun Chun & Mother were both in excellent condition in a local hospital in Xinxiang City, Henan Province.
Chun Chun was born just after the start of the Lunar New Year, with the Year of the Dragon considered a particularly auspicious time to have a child.
Han Jingang, Chun Chun’s Father explains it all,”My wife was no different from other pregnant women. She ate and drank normally as she should. But she’s given birth to such a big, fat son. Today is the first day of spring in the Chinese calendar and he’s a ‘dragon baby’.”