Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The World's Shortest Man

A 14 year old Nepalese boy has been named the World's Shortest Man by the Guiness Book of World Records. From Nepal News:
With 20 inches height and 4.5 kg weight, Khagendra Thapamagar of Baglung, western Nepal, had his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s shortest man leaving behind his competitor, a Jordanian, with 25.5 inches height, The Himayan Times daily said...

Khagendra’s mother Dhan Maya said her son started moving around only when he was 8 and his physical growth stopped at the age of 11, the daily said.
He also has a website put up by his supporters but it is currently down because it exceeded its bandwidth limit. This is what I can get from Google Cache:
Born in the country of Mt. Everest as most possibly the shortest and the lightest person in the world, Mr. Khagendra Thapa Magar was out of the mass media until Mr. Min Bahadur Rana Magar, an inhabitant of Sub metropolitan City Pokhara-8, got him exposed through the latter's tireless effort and perseverance. Whith the purpose of getting him exposed to the public, he had been exhibited for 20 days at wesern ……………. ltd. Business complex licated at Prithvi Chowk, Pokhara, from Falgun 25, 2062. With the special effort of Min Bahadur Rana Magar and the guardianship as well as care of Mr. Mana Bahadur Thapa Magar, Mr. Mohan Thapa Magar, B.B. Ale 'Sindhulia' and Dhana Kumari Rana Magar in order to protect and promote Mr. Khagendra Thapa Magar, an institution named Khagendra Thapa Magar Foundation has been registered in the World Record, Gul Mohammad, an inhabitant of India, is the shortest person in the world with his height 22.5" up to this date. However, this foundation, by breaking the world record set by Gul Mahammad, is set to establish two records in two genres: the shortest and the lightest person in the world.

1 comment:

Moriah said...

it's called 'Primordial Dwarfism'. It's very rare. It is thought that there may only be 400 Primordial Dwarfs in the world. Lots of interesting info on the net. Just thought you'd want to know