Friday, September 01, 2006


14 year old Khagendra Thapa Magar, of Nepal, wants to get listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as The World's Smallest Man, because that's exactly what he is. If he has actually finished growing.

The current record holder of the World's Smallest Man title is a whopping 64cm, porking out at more than 10 whole kilograms.

But Magar is less than 51cm tall and weighs 4.5kg.

Look at a bottle of wine, he's not much taller than that.

From Pravda.Ru :

"Thapa Magar was born in 1992, a couple of hundred km west of Katmandu. From the very beginning it became clear that the boy was far behind others in his growth process. According to his mother, the child began walking independently only at the age of 8 but by the time he was 11 he completely stopped growing. For a long time the parents hid the boy because they were ashamed of his defect but now he has received the long-awaited world-wide fame.

Thapa Magar now has his own support group that has created a special Internet website dedicated to him alone. The activists are hoping to use the site as a fundraising resource in order to gather enough money for the boy’s medical needs, for his education and for his family’s support.

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