Filipino expected to be named world’s shortest man (AP) – 2048th Edition

Junrey Balawing poses for a Guinness World Records-hired photographer after a series of measurement conducted by its representative at Sindangan Health Center, Sindangan township, Zamboanga Del Norte province in Southern Philippines Saturday June 11, 2011, the eve of his 18th birthday which is coincidentally is the Philippines Independence Day. Officials said Saturday Balawing was measured at 24 and 1/4 inches (about 61 centimeters) lying down and about two inches shorter than the current record holder Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal and is expected to be officially named as the world's shortest living man when he turns 18 Sunday. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)AP – Officials say a Filipino about two feet tall is expected to be named the world’s shortest man when he turns 18 on Sunday.

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