New world’s shortest man certified in the Philippines
(CNN) — A man from the Philippines was certified as the world’s shortest man this weekend as he reached his 18th birthday, Guinness World Records announced.
Junrey Balawing of Sindangan in the southern Philippines is 23.6 inches (60cm) tall, making him nearly three inches shorter than the previous record holder, Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal.
Balawing was born a normal size, his family said, and they did not notice anything unusual about him until he was about 4 years old and his peers grew more than he did.
He has not grown since his first birthday, his parents told Guinness. Read more »