Worlds Shortest Person

At just under 25 inches tall, Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India, is the world's shortest woman. She's a college-bound student, with dreams of making it as an actress. Still, she weighs just 12 pounds -- only nine pounds more than she did at birth.

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Heaviest baby ever Sadly, the heaviest baby ever born, in January 1979 in Ohio, USA, died after just 11 hours. The boy weighed 23lb 12oz. His Canadian mother, Anna Bates, was herself was an unusual woman at 7ft 5in tall.

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This list includes the shortest ever verified people in their lifetime or profession, as well as people who are notable for being short. The entries on this list have all been verified by sources such as Guinness World Records , or other reliable references.