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Nepalese man, 72, declared shortest person ever

A 72-year-old Nepalese man who is about the size of a toddler on Sunday became the world's shortest person ever recorded.A doctor and Guinness World Records official measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters).Guinness official Craig Glenday presented Dangi with two certificates for being the world's shortest living man and the world's shortest person rec
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
Editor in Chief of Guinness World Records Craig Glanday, right, and Dr. Kashila Pradhan, left, officially measure Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall, at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Guinness World Records officials measured Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man later Sunday. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
/ Source: The Associated Press