Nepalese Man Is Declared World's Shortest

25.8-inch Khagendra Thapa Magar takes Guinness title
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2010 4:38 PM CDT
Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar stands in the compound of his home on the eve of his 18th birthday in Pokhara, some 124 miles from Katmandu, Nepal.   (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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(Newser) – A Nepalese man turned 18 and officially claimed the title of world's shortest man, the AFP reports. Khagendra Thapa Magar—who is 2 feet, 1.8 inches—has been campaigning for the record since early this year, and he got his wish when the folks from Guinness World Records visited him in his hometown of Pokhara in central Nepal for the measurement.

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