If you want to know the record holder for the shortest man in the world, then you're in the right place. The shortest man ever is Gul Mohammed of New Delhi, India, measuring 0.57 m (1 ft 10 2⁄5 in). He died on October 1, 1997, from respiratory complications and after a long struggle with asthma and bronchitis, acquired due to heavy smoking. According to The Guinness Book of World Records, was the shortest adult human being whose existence and height have been independently verified.
Khagendra Thapa Magar born in born October 14, 1992, measures 0.67 m (2 ft 2 1⁄2 in) and considered the shortest living adult. Formerly the shortest teenager in the world. He took the title of shortest man from Edward Nino Hernandez when he turned 18 on October 14, 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf.
He Pingping was according to the Guinness World Records, the world's shortest man who was able to walk (mobile). He measured 74 cm (2 ft 5 in) tall. He died March 21, 2010.
Unverified claims of the shortest person is made concerning June Rey Balawing, considered to be the unofficial smallest man, measuring 22 in (56 cm), not yet verified by Guinness World Records.
Did you know that dwarfism or growth hormone deficiency is short stature resulting from a particular medical condition. It is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (147 cm), although this definition is problematic because short stature in itself is not a disorder. In the United States, Canada and New Zealand, many people with dwarfism prefer to be called little people.
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Madge Bester born April 26, 1963 from South Africa is recognised as the shortest living woman, 2 ft 1.5 in (65 cm). Bester has osteogenesis imperfecta, which is characterized by brittle bones, and uses a wheelchair.
You must have heard of Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, the tiny Thumbelina of the real world. She was born on February 13, 2003 in Ontario Canada. She was just 2 pounds when she was born and given only 24 hours to live by her doctors. However, she managed to survive and was soon diagnosed with dwarfism. Dwarfism is a medical condition that leads to short stature of the affected person.
A midget is an extremely short person. The term generally describes a person with dwarfism. The terms midget and dwarf are often used synonymously, because both terms mean someone who has been short in stature since birth, but they were not originally synonyms.
The word Midget was coined in 1865 to describe an extremely short person with body proportions similar to those of a normal-sized person's. P. T. Barnum indirectly helped popularize midget when he began featuring General Tom Thumb in his circus. Dwarf originally denoted people with disproportionately short limbs.
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