If you want to know the record holder for the shortest woman in the world, then you're in the right place. Pauline Musters who was born in 1876 and died in 1895 is considered the shortest woman ever, at 23 inches (58 cm) tall, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. She was born in Ossendrecht, The Netherlands on February 26, 1876, she died in New York City at the age of 19 from a combination of pneumonia and meningitis.
Madge Bester born April 26, 1963 from South Africa is recognised as the shortest living woman, 2 ft 1.5 in (65 cm). Bester has osteogenesis imperfecta, which is characterized by brittle bones, and uses a wheelchair.
You must have heard of Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, the tiny Thumbelina of the real world. She was born on February 13, 2003 in Ontario Canada. She was just 2 pounds when she was born and given only 24 hours to live by her doctors. However, she managed to survive and was soon diagnosed with dwarfism. Dwarfism is a medical condition that leads to short stature of the affected person.
A midget is an extremely short person. The term generally describes a person with dwarfism. The terms midget and dwarf are often used synonymously, because both terms mean someone who has been short in stature since birth, but they were not originally synonyms.
The word Midget was coined in 1865 to describe an extremely short person with body proportions similar to those of a normal-sized person's. P. T. Barnum indirectly helped popularize midget when he began featuring General Tom Thumb in his circus. Dwarf originally denoted people with disproportionately short limbs.
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Jay Cutler is reporter to have the largest arms without the use of injections to the arms. His arms measure 22.5 inches (57 cm), he won the IFBB Mr. Olympia 2006-07, 2009-10. Sergio Oliva also has one of the biggest biceps. Lee Priest's arms are 20 inches (in competition, pumped) and 21.5 (off-season, pumped). Arnold Schwarzenegger at his bodybuilding peak his biceps was 22". Ronnie Coleman had also 22 inch guns.
Did you know that the biceps can be strengthened using weight and resistance training. An example of a well known biceps exercise is the simple biceps curl.