Tuesday, 15 April 2008

World Shortest Man

The world's shortest living man is now officially recorded -- is a Chinese :
The 20-year-old He Pingping. The man is 73 cm (2.4 feet) tall and he is a native of Huade county, Wulanchabu city (in Inner Mongolia province). His father, He Yun, said that, at birth, he had been only the size of an adult's palm.

The parents of He are both of normal height. He Pingping suffers from a bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which impedes the normal growth of bone and bodily height.
"At birth, he was only the size of an adult's palm," said his father, He Yun.
The man had applied at the Guinness Book of Records in 2007. Guinness confirmed his world record after He's height was measured three times - morning, noon and night – at the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region Hospital. His record and picture will be in the 2009 edition.

* As you can see, I said Shortest Living Man. Actually I've found another shorter than this, but he has passed away due to heart failure. He is Nelson Aquino de la Rosa, The shortest man in the world, He is 54 centimeters tall (about 1 1/2 feet). And if that wasn't strange enough he has quite a good looking wife and a 2 year old son who is taller than he is. He died in October 22, 2006 at the age of 38.

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