Filipino named world's new shortest man

08:52, June 13, 2011      

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The Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday (L) and Sindangan's municipal health workers measure the height of Junrey Balawing in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in southern Philippines June 12, 2011. Balawing was certified by the Guinness World Records as the shortest man in the world with a standing and lying down average measurement of 23.5 inches (59.93 cm), on his 18th birthday on Sunday. The previous title holder is Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal who measures 26.4 inches (67.06 cm), being 2.9 inches (7.36 cm)taller. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

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