Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar claimed the title of world’s shortest man last week. The 18-year-old, who stands only 22 inches tall, has been waiting four years to reach the qualifying age.
Last Thursday, one day after his 18th birthday, Magar’s supporters sent an application packet to Guinness World Records. It’s unclear how long official verification of the record will take. A 29-inch man from China currently holds the record.