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The World’s Shortest Man

Meet Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the 72-year-old Nepalese man who will soon be named world’s shortest at 22-inches. Here’s a pictorial travelogue of the journey from his remote village to Kathmandu, where he will be measured by Guinness World Records to claim the title of World’s Shortest Man. UPDATE: Guinness has made it official…Mr. Dangi is indeed The World’s Shortest Man.

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world’s shortest man at 22 inches, looks on as villagers measures him near his home in Reemkholi village, Dang district, some 335 miles southwest of Kathmandu. Pilloried by neighbors, laughed at in freak shows and spurned by the women he admired from afar, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has always seen his tiny stature as a curse. But Dangi sees the potential of being a world record holder as a positive, life-changing turn of events.

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