The World’s Smallest Living Woman Is 2 Feet Tall

In mid-December of 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records (which is no longer owned by Guinness Breweries) crowned an 18 year old Indian girl the shortest woman in the world. She is from west-central India, is 24.72 inches tall, and is named Jyoti Amge. Since she is a diagnosed dwarf, she won’t grow any taller.

World's Shortest Living Woman


Jyoti is not the shortest living person, since there’s a guy in the Philippines who comes in at 23.6 inches. Neither of them are the shortest people that ever lived: the shortest woman ever was a Dutch woman who measured 22.8 inches and lived from 1876 to 1895; the shortest man ever was an Indian man (no longer true, see below) who measured 22.4 inches and lived from 1957 to 1997 — he was also the shortest adult ever recorded and died from complications due to heavy smoking.

Update, 27 February 2012: a Nepalese man has claimed the title of world’s shortest man ever, measuring 21.5 inches in height.

From The Guinness Book Of World Records


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