Monday, February 22, 2010

22- inch man

According to Guinness World Records, the smallest man in the world is a guy from China named He Pingping who stands at just 29 inches tall. That's two-foot five-inches if you're bad at math.

--But there's an 18-year-old from Nepal named Khagendra Thapa Magar who, at just 22 inches tall . . . or one-foot ten-inches . . . claims he's the world's REAL smallest man.

--Apparently, Khagendra's family filed a claim with the Guinness people a few years ago to have Khagendra named the world's smallest man. But since he wasn't an adult, and there was still a chance he could grow, it was rejected.

--Then in October, Khagendra filed another claim with Guinness just after his 18th birthday, but he hasn't gotten a response.

--So yesterday, Khagendra traveled to Europe in hopes of drumming up some publicity in order to be officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's smallest man. (Yahoo News)

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