The Guinness World Records recognized Junrey Balawing as the new Shortest Living Man on his 18th birthday on Sunday June 12 (the day he was eligible for the title) in Sindangan, Philippines.  Balawing, who is from the Philippines, reportedly stands at 22 inches (55cm), considerably shorter than the previous holder of the title, Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal, who measures 26.4 inches.  Balawing does not only hold the record for the shortest living man, but also the shortest living man in history, a statement from the Guinness World Records said on Saturday.