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This week’s video is a true Guinness World Records classic as we remember former world’s Shortest man living (mobile), Edward Niño Hernandez from Colombia.
Nino was born 10 May 1986 and was found to be 70.21 cm (2 ft 3.46 in) tall when measured in Bogota on 13 April 2010, at the age of 24.
We recently said a farewell to Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal (1939–2015), but at 54.6 cm (21.5 in) tall he remains the Shortest man ever. Chandra, who was mobile, was shorter than the shortest non-mobile living man, though the opposite is usually true. After Chandra’s death, Guinness World Records re-opened separate categories for the record.
The shortest living man (mobile) now is once more Khagendra Thapa Magar, also from Nepal, who stood at 67.08 cm (26.4 in) tall on 14 Oct 2010.
The Shortest living man (non-mobile) is currently Junrey Balawing (Philippines), who was 59.93 cm (23.6 in) tall on 12 Jun 2011.
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