Attention all you Guinness World Records fans! Are you ready to see some of the most interesting, bizarre and unusual people and events for the last year? Well hold on to your seat, because pingroof.com has received some leaked photos that take us into the making of 57th edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book, Guinness World Records 2013.
On Wednesday, officials at Guinness World Records released a series of never-before-seen photos of two pint-sized record holders who earned their titles earlier this year. For the first time ever, GWR brought together the current male and female record holders in the category of world’s shortest person.
Female record holder, Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India and the male record holder Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal joined miniature forces for a photo opportunity together in preparation for the latest Guinness World Records book.
Jyoti, who measures 62.8 cm (2 ft. 0.7 in), took the title of “Shortest Living Woman” this year when she reached the age of 18. Suffering from a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia, Jyoti has aspirations to become a successful actress. She has already had roles in several Indian films. In a couple of weeks she will be traveling to the UK for the release of the latest GWR book which is due out next month.
“Since being recognised by Guinness World Records I have been able to visit lots of different countries,” Jyoti told GWR. “I love travelling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can’t wait to visit the UK.”
Even bigger news, but in a smaller package, is current “World’s Shortest Man” record holder 72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who measures up at a mere 54.6 cm (21.5 in). Besides being the “Shortest Living Man”, Chandra also took the title of shortest man in history. In February he took the title away from India’s Gul Mohammed (1957–97) who measured in at 57 cm (22.5 in) tall.
Dangi, who grew up in a remote village 250 miles outside of Kathmandu, is enjoying his experience with GWR.
“I’m very happy that I’m being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in a book,” said Dangi. “It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy.”
In preparation for the meeting, Dangi and Jyoti wore their traditional outfits from their native countries as they laughed and smiled throughout the meeting. The two posed for several photos, some of which that will be included in the latest edition of Guinness World Records 2013, which is set to release September 13th.
The latest edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book was first published in 1955 and has sold over 120 million copies to date in over 100 countries.
“It was an extraordinary moment; they’re both such incredible individuals,” said Guinness World Records adjudicator Marco Frigatti, who was present at the photo shoot. “Everyone knew this was a special moment, the atmosphere was magical.”
Click here for an interactive sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released book, Guinness World Records 2013.
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