The New World's Shortest Woman Is Only 24" Tall

December 16, 2011

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Her sari was made out of a fancy napkin, (not) true story.

Man, I know you're not supposed to stare but this photo is FREAKING ME OUT. How would you like to see that burst out of a cupboard and parachute to the ground with a Doritos bag? I would NOT. Yes, yes I would. Meet 18-year old Jyoti Amge, the world's new shortest woman, standing at only 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall and...f***, that picture is blowing my mind.

A teary-eyed Amge, dressed in one of her finest saris, called the honor an "extra birthday present" and said she felt grateful for being small, as it had brought her recognition. After receiving a plaque, she and her guests cut a birthday cake.

Yes, she cut a cake BIGGER THAN HER. Rumor has it she took the leftovers home and won't have to buy groceries until 2013. But seriously, Jyoti, I wish you all the best. What I don't wish is that you're in my closet hiding in a shoebox ready to spring out and give me a heartattack.

Hit the jump for two more shots, but follow the link for a whole bunch more.

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World's shortest woman wants to be Bollywood star [yahoonews]

Thanks to Mike "Holy crap, a 24.7 inch 18 year old", who agrees she'll never be too heavy for piggyback ride.

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