Monday, February 27, 2012

The world's shortest man

From Geekologie: Chandra Bahadur Dangi has officially been crowned the NEW world's shortest man (and is even smaller than the shortest woman), at a scant 54.6-cm (21.5") tall. Just kidding, they didn't give him a crown -- it was a thimble! Just kidding, he only got some lame-ass certificate. :/

Chandra has five brothers and two sisters, according to Guinness. He is a weaver by trade, but also cares for his family and helps look after the village's buffaloes and cows.

"I'm very happy that I'm being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in book," Chandra said after he was awarded the two Guinness certificates. "It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy."

According to Guinness, Chandra claims weigh 14.5 kilogram, or 32 pounds.

Did I mention Chandra is 72 years old? Because I bet he was taller when he was younger but shrank in his old age. I bet he was like, five-foot at one point. "You know, GW -- you're so f***ing stupid sometimes it actually pains me." Pains YOU? I touched the stove this morning cooking oatmeal!

[JPX] It's terrible but my very first thought was this,


Johnny Sweatpants said...

He's adorable! Don't you just want to chase him around with a wet towel?

Also I'm glad that he feels so honored by it. I suppose it would suck to be the second shortest man in the world.

Catfreeek said...

So tiny!

Hahaha JPX, so bad but sooooo funny!

Octopunk said...

He looks like Yoda could kick his ass. Like, original Yoda, before we knew he could jump around.