Piece Of Cake Piggy-Backs: World's New Shortest Man

February 27, 2012


Chandra Bahadur Dangi has officially been crowned the NEW world's shortest man (and is even smaller than the shortest woman), at a scant 54.6-cm (21.5") tall. Just kidding, they didn't give him a crown -- it was a thimble! Just kidding, he only got some lame-ass certificate. :/

Chandra has five brothers and two sisters, according to Guinness. He is a weaver by trade, but also cares for his family and helps look after the village's buffaloes and cows.

"I'm very happy that I'm being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in book," Chandra said after he was awarded the two Guinness certificates. "It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy."

According to Guinness, Chandra claims weigh 14.5 kilogram, or 32 pounds.

Did I mention Chandra is 72 years old? Because I bet he was taller when he was younger but shrank in his old age. I bet he was like, five-foot at one point. "You know, GW -- you're so f***ing stupid sometimes it actually pains me." Pains YOU? I touched the stove this morning cooking oatmeal!

Hit the jump for a couple more shots of the eensy weensy.




Nepalese man named shortest ever in history [cnn]
World's shortest man - in pictures [theguardian]

Thanks to Guarev and Evil Ares, who both wrote Chandra asking if he'd be willing to be a Yoda prop for their Star Wars Halloween costumes. OH COME ON!

  • i know this sounds bonkers, but i was in Jaipur (NW India) in January and I saw an adult male pulling a dolly down the street on a rope and on the dolly was what I called a "baby man." full sized adult male head but a body like a 6-month old baby. it was freaky but hey the man was still making it, somehow. Guess the Guiness people haven't met him yet. 

  • Cassie

    d'aww! i would bathe him in my washing machine :)

  • pobre el colombiano se debe querer re matar!

  • jeff ganthavorn

    Because it's not a good world record pic without a leather-wearing badass in the background!

  • Did you ever ever ever in your bowlegged life meet a bowlegged weaver and his bowlegged wife

  • n11

    Pretty epic, power to the guy.

  • Patrick J.

    Any word on the penis size? 
    What!? Inquiring minds want to know ..okay, I'm on the phone with the worlds tiniest woman (just smalltalk I swear - hmmmmmm microboobieees)

  • Patrick J.

    All jokes asides I do want to thank Chandra for picking that piece of Chicken Madras from my crooked front-tooth (people can stop asking about the toothpick he's carrying now)

  • zF23

    21.5"? That's almost the size of my peener.

  • He's even shorter than Yoda. God damn!

  • Wow! Just wow.

  • Neal Wilkes

    I bet that is the bitch that steals all my socks out of my dryer.

  • It must suck living in fear of Eagle's wherever you go.

  • RDarker

    That's why he carries a stick and a discus.

  • Girgear


  • oni099

    the award is for getting rid of the one ring top pick taken on his epic quest

  • I call BS that little bastard is squatting, just look at the last picture.

  • Patrick J.


  • So is the other guy in that last picture. It's almost like they are doing the exact same thing. Stunning.

  • n_a_a_s

    that little man + riding a roomba = WIN

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