Wednesday, October 01, 2014

On This Day In...1997

Gul Mohammed of New Dehli, India died at the age of 40 on this day in 1997.  Standing just 1 foot 10 inches tall, Gul held the world record for being the shortest verified adult human being at the time of his death.  Heavy smoking by Gul led to the respiratory complications that caused his death.  In 2012 a new world record holder was announced, the 1 foot 9.5 inch tall Chandra Bahadur Dangi.

Key Library Checkouts:

Guinness World Records--These fascinating annual reference books are wildly popular, and the latest 2015 edition will be available for checkout soon.

Posted by: Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk