Top 5 Shortest Men In The World
Nature has lots of wonder and these short men here are one of its numerous wonders. This article shows the list of the top five shortest men in the world, their height, and a brief introduction on these men who are not even up to an average height of 28 inches.
5. EDWARD NINO HERNANDEZ
Height : 27.64-inches
About : Edward Niño Hernández at just 27 inches tall, is the smallest man in Colombia and also the fifth shortest among the five shortest men in the world. Born in 1986, the former Guinness World Record holder has reportedly not grown since he was 2 years old and was just 15 inches long when he was born.
Edward also suffers from cataracts that impair his vision and finds it hard to write because of his stubby fingers which made him repeat several years of school and eventually dropped out when he was 13. The reason for his small stature has never been discovered.
4. LIN YU-CHIH
Height : 26.6 inches
About : Lin Yü-chih with a height of only 26.6 inches, is the fourth man on the list. Born in 1972, Yü-chih has brittle bones and is cramped to a wheelchair as a result of his condition.
The Taiwan local suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, which has limited his bone growth and stature to that of a toddler. However, he did not know that he suffered from the condition until he attended a conference while in his twenties.
3. KHAGENDRA THAPA
Height : 26-inches
About : The world’s third shortest man is Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal. Khagengra also known as the “Little Buddha” is just 26 inches tall and suffers from primordial dwarfism. A businessman discovered him in the Baglung district of Nepal in 2006.
Little Buddha was declared the shortest man in the world on October 14, 2010. However, on June 12, 2011, he lost the crown to Junrey Balawing. Magar according to his doctor, has the body of a three-year-old and thinks and behaves like one as well. The Nepalese man suffers from learning difficulties and enrolled at a local nursery school in 2009 to learn how to read and write
2. JUNREY BALAWING
Height : 23.6 inches
About : Born in 1993, Filipino teenager Junrey Balawing is the world’s second shortest man. He was declared the shortest man in the world in 2011, but he lost the title to Chandra Bahadur Dangi a year later.
Junrey has reportedly not grown since a few months after his birth. He is 23.6 inches tall and weighs only 11 pounds. He also has trouble walking due to his weak knees and needs to hold onto something in order to stand up straight and despite that he is still able to help his family by performing domestic tasks like feeding their chickens.
1. CHANDRA BAHADUR DANGI
Height : 21.5 inches
About : Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the first in this list of the top 5 shortest men in the world and he is the shortest person in recorded history for whom there is undeniable evidence. Born on the 30th of November 1939, Chandra suffered from primordial dwarfism. His condition caused his stature to remain abnormally small, but as is not the case with other forms of dwarfism, the effects left his limbs and organs proportionate to the rest of his body.
Chandra lives in a remote village in Nepal and had never been examined by a doctor or treated for his condition prior to claiming the world’s shortest person title in 2012. When doctors at the Guinness Book of Records clinic finally checked him, he was found to have no immediate health issues though most sufferers of his form of dwarfism suffer health problems.