Columbian sets record as shortest living man

BOGOTA, Colombia Edward Nino Hernandez is just 27 inches tall and weighs 22 pounds. That makes him just barely taller than a piece of carry-on luggage.

/*Guinness World Records*/ just certified the 24-year-old Colombian's claim.

Nino, as he likes to be called, stopped growing when he was 2 years old, but doctors don't know why.

However, he isn't expected to hold the title long. The shortest living teen turns 18 next month and is expected to take it.

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