World’s shortest man is Colombian, measures 27 inchesSeptember 6th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) — A Colombian on Monday was confirmed as the world’s shortest man, measuring 70 centimeters (27 inches) tall.
Edward Niño Hernandez, 24, who has not grown since he was 2 years old and has 4 younger siblings, was officially certified by the Guinness World Records on Monday.
Hernandez was registered 1.5 inches shorter than the previous title holder, He Pingping, a Chinese man who died last March.
The Colombian does not seem to be facing any health problems due to his height, although he has blurred vision as he deals with cataracts in both eyes. His mother explained that he is need of surgery, but the family does not have the money to afford it.
However, Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, who measures 56 centimeters (22 inches) and is registered as the world’s shortest teen, turns 18 in October, and could take Hernandez’ place.
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