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Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Update: It is Friday, so we’d decided to take it easy on you. Almost everyone who tweeted your responses got it right. The photo shows Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, on her 18th birthday in the central Indian city of Nagpur.

Earlier Friday, the Guinness World Records certified an 18-year old woman, measuring 62.8 centimeters (2 feet, 0.06 inches) as the shortest woman in the world. She said this was her “extra birthday present.” The certification was made on her birthday.

The shortest man in the world is Junre Bawaling, an 18-year old who hails from the Philippines, and stands just 23.5 inches tall. Can you tell us where the shortest woman is from?

You can tweet your responses to @postworldnews with the hashtag #whatintheworld.

The Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy speaks with the world’s shortest woman. (Reuters)

Note: Just in case nobody told you, Google makes you stupid.

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