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World's Shortest Man Dies

Nepal's Chandra Dangi stood only 21.5 inches tall

(Newser) - Three years after being declared the world's shortest man, Chandra Dangi died Thursday at the age of 75. Standing just 21.5 inches tall, Dangi was named the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records in 2012, the Wall Street Journal of India reports. According to the Kathmandu ... More »

World's New Shortest Guy Is 23.5"

Junrey Balawing stopped growing when he was 2 months old

(Newser) - Junrey Balawing stopped growing 17 years and 10 months ago, and today, on his 18th birthday, was named the world's shortest man for his trouble. Guinness World Records swooped into his Philippine hometown, measured Balawing up at a whopping 23.5" inches, and gave him a certificate that stands... More »

The 10 Strangest Stories of 2010

You know, like an octopus prognosticator....

(Newser) - There were a lot of strange stories in 2010. The DAFTA Awards give a little recognition to the world's odd events. Here are the winners:
  • The Penis Tattoo (Crazy Crime)—A man wanted to get a yin - yang tattoo. His former friend and tattoo artist decided that a footlong
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World's Smallest Man's Life Cut Short

29-inch-tall He Pingping was just 21, suffered heart failure

(Newser) - The world's shortest man, 29-inch-tall He Pingping, died Saturday. He was 21. A native of China, He was in Rome filming a TV show when he fell ill. "From the moment I laid on eyes on him I knew he was someone special," the editor-in-chief of Guinness World... More »

Meet World's Shortest Man: 22"

Nepal man seeks to become shortest in Guinness Book

(Newser) - A man who is only 22 inches tall left his home country of Nepal today in a quest to be recognized as the world's shortest living man. Khagendra Thapa Magar is traveling to Europe to campaign for the Guinness World Record title. He applied to the London-based group for a... More »

Shortest Man Meets Leggiest Woman

(Newser) - London's Trafalgar Square routinely serves as a stage for mimes, jugglers, and other acts, but the tourist attraction drew an exceptionally curious crowd today when the shortest man who can walk met the woman with the longest legs, the AP reports. He Pingping of China stands precisely 2 feet 5.... More »

Tallest, Shortest Men Cross Paths

Inner Mongolia's highest-profile resident shakes countryman's tiny hand

(Newser) - Honeymooning giant Bao Xishun made time yesterday to make history. Bao, the tallest man in the world, shook hands with a fellow Inner Mongolian who's seeking certification as the world's shortest man. Bao, a 7-foot-9 livestock herder who married a 5-foot-6 woman on Thursday, grinned as he was introduced to... More »

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