In a world where people break and set records for gigantic hairstyles at 2.9 meters, chances are a surprisingly short human being exists.
According to Guinness World Records, Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh (Iran, born July 13, 2002) is the world’s shortest living man, measuring 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.6 in), and is also the fourth tallest man small never verified by Guinness World Records. .
Ghaderzadeh is almost 7cm (2.7 inches) shorter than previous record holder Edward “Niño” Hernandez (Colombia), 36, GWR reported.
Ghaderzadeh was reportedly flown to Dubai where his measurements were taken three times in 24 hours, resulting in an accurate record height.
To begin with, Ghaderzadeh was discovered in a remote village located in Bukan County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. He can speak both Kurdish and Persian, using the Farsi dialect.
He was born with a body weight of 700 g (1.5 lbs) and has now grown to almost 6.5 kg (14.3 lbs).
Although Ghaderzadeh’s unusual height made him stand out, his life in northern Iran was not easy as he was unable to attend school due to his height. However, he Ghaderzadeh recently learned to write his name.
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The house Afshin lives in is modest, and although her family works hard, they sometimes struggle to provide for living expenses, medicine and treatment.
“My son’s continued treatment and physical weakness are the main reasons why he stopped his studies, otherwise he doesn’t have any mental problems,” Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh, Afshin’s father, told GWR representatives.
On the other hand, Afshin is familiar with the use of a smartphone, even if it is difficult to carry. “Phones in general are heavy to use for a long time, but I always get by,” Afshin told GWR.
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Subscribe || https://gwr.co/YT-Sub Favorites || http://gwr.co/YT-Favs Afshin Ghaderzadeh (Iran) has flown to the offices of Guinness World Records in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to be considered potentially the shortest new living man. It was his first trip abroad and he visited a barbershop and went to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Talking about his spare time, Ghaderzadeh spends most of his days watching cartoons and browsing social media. Ghaderzadeh also enjoys cartoons, Tom & Jerry, watching football as he supports Esteghlal football club in Iran.
The football fan has named his favorite football players and fellow Guinness World Records title holders; Ali Daei (Iran) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).
Although happy, Afshin wishes to lead a normal life as he cannot move around the village alone, and when it comes to clothes, the only clothes suitable for him are those made for toddlers, but as a 20-year-old boy, Ghaderzadeh wears a bespoke suit.
In response to how Ghaderzadeh sees his life, he said, “Just thinking about being part of the Guinness World Records family is like a dream. I find it hard to believe sometimes. It’s like you wake up the next day and the whole world now knows who you are. It is magic.”
“I love the attention I get from people. It makes me feel special. My dream is to be able to help my parents. This global recognition could help me achieve my dream,” he added.