World's shortest man, woman meet

August 31, 2012

The world's shortest man has met the world's shortest woman for the first time ever.

World's shortest woman for the first time ever.

Jyoti Amge, an 18-year-old from India who stands 78.8cm tall, and Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepalese man who stands 54.6cm-tall, won their titles last December and February respectively.

But they had never met until the photo shoot for the 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records in Italy earlier this week.


Guinness World Records adjudicator Marco Frigatti said the meeting was "an extraordinary moment".



"You could see everybody was smiling and something very special was in the air," he said.


The pair notched up another record at the event, with it being the first time the world's shortest man has met the world's shortest woman in history.


Ms Amge, who wants to be a Bollywood actress and has already starred in several movies, said the world record title had enabled her to see the world.


"I have been able to visit lots of different countries I love travelling," she said.


Mr Dangi left his village for the first time in his life in order to be measured by Guinness World Record officials in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu.


He said: "I'm very happy that my name will be written in a book. It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country."


 Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/