A (tiny) article in today’s newspaper, with the caption “Filipino teenager is world’s smallest man” caught my eye.
And not small as in, say…. 3 foot 9″ or something like that. Nope. The McClatchy News Service article states:
It seems Junrey I. Balawing, 17, is expected to be confirmed today by Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest man. According to local health officials in the province of Zamboanga del Norte on the southern island of Mindanao, the teenager, whose 18th birthday is today…..is 24-and-a-quarter inches tall, about the size of a 1-year-old…
Here is the link to an article from BBC News about Junrey. His father says that he stopped growing at 2 years old, though his 3 other siblings are all of normal size.