In a developing news story, a 14-year old from Nepal who "claims" to be the shortest boy in the world is seeking confirmation from the Guinness Book, the World's foremost Authority on Records.
Khagendra Thapa Magar of Katmandu, Nepal is 20 inches tall and weighs 10 pounds. Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong. "Claims" is the operative word here. Until Guinness officially confirms the record, all Khagendra can do is "claim" his value to society.
Guinness doesn't currently have a "shortest boy in the world" category, but sources say the closest competitor is 25 inches tall. Sorry dude: there's no place in the Guinness Book for runners-up.
*Special thanks to Brian, our field correspondent, for the scoop!