Khagendra Thapa Magar held the Guiness World Record for being the smallest man in the world in October 2010, however his record was shortly beaten by another little fellow from a different corner in the world. But it looks like maybe Nepal is ready to set the record for the smallest man in the world second time round thanks to 72 year old Chandra Bahadur Dangi.
Dangi who hails from a remote village in Dang measures just 22 inches tall. Similarly, Khagendra Thapa Magar also measured to be 22 inches tall so we will have to wait and see if the Guiness World Records team (who are already on their way to Nepal) announce Chandra Bahadur as the smallest man in the world or not. The verification is set to take place on later today! Small or not, hope the man is happy with all that’s surrounding him at the moment.
Actually, I have to say it. I dislike this… it’s as if he’s an animal… an object which everyone is just staring at, wanting to see/meet, measure… Not quite a fan of this practice. Dangi had apparently never left his village prior to this world record hoohha! How do you guys feel?
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Photo: Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar