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Friday, November 12, 2010

Guinness World Records For World's Shortest Men

In this corner, measuring in at 27 inches tall, Edward Nino Hernandez -- newly declared "world's shortest man" by Guinness World Records.

And in this corner, coming in at 22 inches tall, we have the challenger: Khagendra Thapa Magar.

It's not much of a challenge -- once he turns 18 next month and the measurements are official, Khagendra is certain to knock his little rival from his high perch and take the title of "world's smallest man."

The 10-pound Nepali dynamo visited New York City to promote the Ripley's newest book of oddities, "Enter If You Dare."

As I wrote at AOL News, Magar eats just 3.5 ounces of food each day, which is roughly equivalent to two chocolate bars. He weighs as much as a cat, and is only a little taller than a newborn -- if a newborn could stand.

Doctors haven't figured out why this karate-loving dance machine is so small, but it's believed to be a pituitary gland disorder.

You can see more of Magar and other world record holders in my special gallery, New World Records.

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