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Meet the World's Shortest Men:
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, World's Shortest Man

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, World's Shortest Man

Guinness World Records
It's the biggest "little" competition around: The battle to be named shortest man in the world.

for the third time in less than 18 months, Guinness World Records has crowned a new world's shortest man: 72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal, who is just 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall.

"I am very happy. Now I want to travel across Nepal and to foreign countries," Dangi told reporters afterward, according to the Associated Press.

Dangi actually has a normal-sized head and has to shave like any other man. However, the rest of him is out of proportion.

According to the AP report, he can walk and climb only small stairs, and eats mostly rice and vegetables along with occasional small portions of meat.

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