September 11, 2006
World's shortest man is only 20 inches tall
Guinness World Records is waiting on final evidence before
deciding whether Nepal's shortest man can be named the shortest
in the world.
14-year-old Khagendra Thapa Magar is only 20 inches
(50 centimeters) tall and weighs in at a mere 10 pounds (4.5
While Guinness does not have categories for shortest children,
a person under 18 years old can be named the shortest man
as long as it can be shown he is fully grown.
A spokesperson for Guinness said they were waiting on the
final pieces of evidence, including birth certificate and
doctors' reports, before making a decision.