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Chandra Bahadur Dangi - World’s shortest man 2012

Chandra Bahadur Dangi - World’s shortest man 2012

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimeters (22 inches) tall.

Pilloried by neighbors, laughed at in freakshows and spurned by the women he admired from afar, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has always seen his tiny stature as a curse.

But the 72-year-old Nepali, who claims to stand at just 56 centimeters (22 inches), is on the brink of life change as significant as a lottery win as experts prepare to test his claim to be the shortest man in history.

Until now, Junrey Balawing from the Philippines has held the title of the world’s smallest living man with a height of 59.93 cm.

Guinness World Records experts confirmed last week they are to travel to Dangi’s village in the impoverished southwestern valleys of Dang district to measure the pensioner, who says he weighs just 12 kilos (26 pounds).

If his measurements prove correct, he would eclipse Balawing but would also be the shortest human adult ever documented, taking the accolade from India’s Gul Mohammed, who was measured at 57cm before he died in 1997 aged 40.

Dangi told AFP in his first interview with Western media that recognition at the end of his life would be some compensation for years of hardship he has had to endure.

“I think things will be better now. I hope that I will be famous all over the world,” Dangi said at a religious festival in Surunga, a town on the banks of the sacred Kankai river 280 kilometers (174 miles) southeast of Kathmandu.

“I want to visit foreign countries and meet people from around the world.”

The pensioner, who was orphaned at 12 and has five normal-sized brothers, says he has never experienced romance and is yet to find his soulmate.

“I was short since my childhood. So, I couldn’t find a woman to marry when I was young. Then I just gave up on the idea of marriage. At this old age, I’m not interested in marriage anymore.”

The cause of his stunted growth remains a mystery although many holders of the “world’s shortest man” crown have suffered from primordial dwarfism, a condition which begins to show signs in the womb.

Dangi says relatives would parade him as a freak at fetes and festivals when he was younger, refusing to share with him any of the cash they earned.

“They would treat me as a toy,” he told the Kathmandu-based Republica newspaper.

He was brought to the attention of the world last week after Nepali researchers looking into the history of the Dangi people were introduced to him.

“We walked for several hours and reached his home in Purandhara village. He was living with his 35-year-old nephew and his (nephew’s) family,” said Mohan Dangi, who led the expedition.

“We invited him to take part in our week-long religious ceremony. To us, it occurred that he could be world’s shortest man.”

Dangi, who scrapes a living weaving the “Naamlo”, a traditional jute band used for carrying heavy weights, has already become something of a celebrity in southern Nepal.

At the religious festival in Surunga he was smeared in vermilion powder — which can symbolise power, love or desire in Hindu culture — as fans queued to greet him, offer him flowers and have their pictures taken with him.

Dangi knows he may have to get used to the attention, as public life beckons.

Another Nepali, Khagendra Thapa Magar, held the record as the world’s shortest man for a year after being measured in 2010 at 67cm.

Magar made television appearances in Europe and the United States and was the official face of Nepal’s tourism campaign, which featured him as the smallest man in a country that is home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

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World's oldest twins 2012 - Edith Ritchie and Evelyn

World's oldest twins 2012 - Edith Ritchie and Evelyn set Guinness World Records 2012

The world's oldest twins are a pair of 102-year-old Scottish sisters, Guinness World Records announced Tuesday.

Meet Edith Ritchie and Evelyn "Evie" Middleton. They were born on a farm near Newburgh, Scotland, on November 15, 1909. The sisters are fraternal twins but their mother always dressed them the same from an early age.

The women, who were born at a time when Mark Twain and Florence Nightingale were still alive, have always remained close and and currently live together in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Neither has ever left the U.K. to travel.

Evelyn had four children, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, while Edith had four children, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and three-great-great grandchildren, according to Guinness.

What's the secret to their longevity? When asked, Edith said "Simple living, hard work and a good husband," according to a Guinness written statement.

Of course, other factors may have contributed.

"They've clearly benefitted from good genes, and a solid life-long friendship that only twins can truly understand," Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said in the statement.

Nobody knows for sure what lead to the twins' impressive longevity, but research suggests happiness and family go a long way. A November 2011 British study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed happy people were 35 percent less likely to die an early death, HealthPop reported.

There have been speculations that Ritchie and Middleton are not the oldest twins since there have been reports of 107-year-old twins living in the Ukraine, however, the Metro.co.uk reported that the Scottish sisters’ claim is the only one verified by Guinness officials.

After leaving school, the sisters worked on farms before leaving to start their own families.

Evelyn married William Middleton and with him she had four children, twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, reports The Huffington Post.

When MyFOXdc asked how she has been able to live such a healthy long life, Ritchie responded, “simple living, hard work and a good husband.”

Congratulations on your world record Evie and Edith!


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