Guinness World Records 2015 - page 27

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Shortest living woman
Jyoti Amge (IND) was
measured at 62.8 cm (2 ft
0.7 in) on 16 Dec 2011 – her
18th birthday. She towers
over the
shortest
living man
(and
shortest man
ever
), Chandra
Bahadur Dangi
(NPL), who was
measured at
54.6 cm (1 ft
9.5 in) tall
on 26 Feb
2012.
Largest chest
measurement
Robert Earl Hughes (USA,
1926–58) had a chest
circumference of 315 cm
(10 ft 4 in). In our first edition
of 1955, he was listed as
the
heaviest human
, with
a weight of 429.6 kg (946 lb;
67 st 8 lb), although when he
was weighed shortly before
his death he had reached
484 kg (1,067 lb; 76 st 3 lb).
Shortest woman ever
Pauline Musters (NLD)
was born in Ossendrecht,
Netherlands, on 26 Feb
1876, measuring 30.5 cm
(12 in). By the time she
died of pneumonia with
meningitis on 1 Mar 1895 in
New York City, USA, at the
age of 19, she had grown
to only 61 cm (2 ft).
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Tallest man ever
Robert Pershing Wadlow of
Alton, Illinois, USA, was listed
as the tallest man in our first
edition and his record has
never been beaten. When last
measured, on 27 Jun 1940,
he was 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in).
He died less than a month
later, on 15 Jul.
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