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World's Shortest Woman: 18-year Old Indian

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on December 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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 World's Shortest Woman: 18-year Old Indian

Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India, has been confirmed as the world's shortest living woman by the Guinness World Records. Jyoti is just 2 feet, 0.06 inches tall (62.8 cms). The final measurements to confirm the new world record were taken on Amge's 18th birthday.

She is the same height as an average 2-year old as a result of being born with a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Jyoti who is presently attending high school will be starring in two Bollywood movies next year.

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The Guinness quoted Jyoti as saying, "It is wonderful to celebrate my 18th birthday with a new world record. It's like an added birthday present. I feel grateful to be this size, after all, if I weren't small and had not achieved these world records, I might never have been able to visit Japan and Europe and many other wonderful countries."

The title previously belonged to Bridgette Jordan, 22, of the United States, who is 2 feet, 3 inches tall. However, the record for the shortest woman in history remains with Pauline Musters, who died in 1895 at 2 feet tall even.

Source: Medindia
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