The New World’s Smallest Man – Or as I Like to Call Him “The Head” [Gallery]
Man, I love midgets! OK, I know that in the politically correct world they are called "Little People", but Little People Tossing, or Little People Wrestling doesn't have the same ring to it does it? Well, there's a new shorty in town and his name is "The Head"!
Right now, the Guinness World Records people list 18-year-old Junrey Balawing of the Philippines as the WORLD'S SHORTEST MAN. He's 23.5 inches tall . . . that means he's 1-foot-11-and-a-half inches.
But there's a new contender for the title who's even shorter. He's 72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi of western Nepal, and he's 22.56 inches. That's 1-foot-10-and-a-half inches, a full inch shorter than Junrey. Guinness is in the process of certifying him now.
Check out the gallery. Chandra doesn't have to worry about getting the big head if he is confirmed by Guinness, because Chandra is ALREADY ALL HEAD! Seriously, It's a normal sized head with a couple of feet attached to the neck. I have never seen anything like it in my life. Hence the nickname "The Head"! I guarantee he could scare the Hades out of people if he worked at a haunted house.
Chandra says he and his family aren't sure why he stopped growing. The rest of his family grew to average sizes.
He lives in such a remote village that he never even knew there WAS such a thing as the world's shortest man. A logger who was cutting timber in the village spotted him and told the local media.
At 22.56 inches, Chandra is shorter than the average car tire, two-year-old kid, TV, fire hydrant, and skateboard.