World, a new World Record has been set.
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 right] 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.
source : http://ca.news.yahoo.com/