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October 15, 2009

Tiny Dancer

Filed under: Uncategorized — Carly J Hallman @ 12:04 pm

khagendrathapamagarnepalHow long before TLC starts banging on this guy‘s door with a proposal for a reality show?

Khagendra Thapa Magar, a 10 pound, 22 inch-tall Nepali teenager, is attempting to claim the Guinness World Record title of world’s smallest man, a title currently held by Chinese citizen (and adorable name possessor) He Pingping. Magar would share the title of the smallest man ever with an Indian man, now deceased, who also stood a mere 22 inches tall.

The spotlight on Magar is yet another piece of evidence that although often labeled politically incorrect, the (arguably quite natural) fascination with people once deemed “freaks” lives on in modern society.

If Magar does travel to America, as he hopes his Guinness-granted status will enable him to do, he’ll at least have to make a cameo in “Little People, Big World” or “The Little Couple.”

Check out these pictures of Pinping with the world’s tallest man, Bao Xishun.

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2 Comments »

  1. You should have taken a few more minutes to read my post. I didn’t say the little guy is Magar. The little guy shaking hands with Xishun is He Pingping and Magar will be the shortest when he turns 18 shortly.

    Comment by lorla — October 26, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    • Ah. Thanks for clearing that up.

      Comment by cjhallman44 — October 26, 2009 @ 3:59 pm


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