19-year-old He Pingping, who only measures 73 centimeters (2.4
feet), is applying for the Guinness World Record as the
world's shortest man.
Born in Huade county, Wulanchabu city in northern China's Inner
Mongolia Autonomous Region, He Pingping was only the size of an
adult's palm at birth, according to his father He Yun.
However, his tiny size benefits him enormously. In January, he
had the proud experience of attending a show in Tokyo, Japan, with
the invitation of a local television station.
Interestingly, his home of Inner Mongolia is also home to the
world's tallest man, 2.36-meter Bao Xishun, according to the
Guinness World Records.
(CRI.cn April 5, 2007)