Friday, February 21, 2014

PHOTOS: SEE The World’s Shortest Man And Woman

While many people have been inducted into the Guinnes Book of Record because of their contributions to mankind and other laudable achievements in different sphere of human life, for Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal and Jyoti Amge of India, they earned their rights into the special book due to their size.

In February this year, Dangi made headlines across the globe when he was crowned the world's Shortest Man, standing at 54.6 cm (21.5 in). His size also meant that he inherited the title of Shortest Man in history, breaking the previous record of India's Gul Mohammed (1957-97) who was 57 cm (22.5 in) tall.
He is 72 years old and weighs 14.5 kg (31 lb 15 oz). Until the recent record announcement, he had spent his entire life in the remote Nepalese mountain village of Rhimkholi, about 250 miles west of Kathmandu.

Commenting on the recognition, Dangi said: "I'm very happy that I'm being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in a book. It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy."
Jyoti, from Nagpur, India, took the title of Shortest Living Woman when she reached the age of 18 in December last year.
She has a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia and won't grow any taller than her current height.
Due to her size, she has to have clothes and jewellery specially made. She sleeps in a tiny bed and uses special plates and cutlery to eat.
Interestingly, Jyoti says she loves fashion and make-up and is currently pursuing her dream of becoming successful actress in the movie business. She has already starred in a number of Indian films.
"Since being recognised by Guinness World Records I have been able to visit lots of different countries. I love travelling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can't wait to visit the UK," Jyoti said recently.

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