Aug 30, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Shortest People in the World Meet




worlds shortest man and woman together Picture of the Day: The Shortest People in the World Meet



To help promote the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records, the publisher arranged for a meet and greet with the world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (54.6 cm), and the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge (62.8 cm). The two have never met before this occasion, which was captured earlier this year.

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.

In February this year, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal 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.

Chandra 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.

The latest edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book was first published in 1955 and has sold over 120 million copies to date in over 100 countries. [Source]