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World's Smallest Girl Proud Of Her Tiny Size
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-7-2008 | Kate Day

Posted on 04/06/2008 8:18:10 PM PDT by blam

World's smallest girl proud of her tiny size

By Kate Day
Last Updated: 2:44am BST 07/04/2008

At just 1ft 11 in tall, she is dwarfed by her neighbour's baby, but Jyoti Amge is 15 years old.

How About That? Because news doesn't have to be serious The teenager, who is the world's smallest girl according to the Indian Book of Records, has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Now fully grown, she weighs just 11 lb.

Jyoti Amge with a neighbour's 13-month old baby and with her school friends

Far from being unhappy about her tiny size, Jyoti says that she enjoys the celebrity status her height has brought her. “I am proud of being small. I love the attention I get,” she told the Sunday Mirror.

“I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different.”

Jyoti attends her local high school, in Nagpur, India, where she studies alongside classmates of her own age, though she sits at a specially made miniature desk.

Her mother, Ranjana, 45, explained that her daughter's condition was not apparent until some time after her birth. “When Joyti was born she seemed quite normal. We came to know about her disorder when she was five,” she said. “Jyoti is small, yet cute, and we love her very much.”

Like any other teenager, she loves listening to pop music and watching DVDs and even hopes to become a Bollywood actress. She has recently recorded an album with her favourite Indian pop star, Mika Singh.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doctorevil; dwarf; girl; india; minime; smallest

1 posted on 04/06/2008 8:18:10 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Gee, she really is a "little lady".


3 posted on 04/06/2008 8:21:01 PM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: blam

And I thought my 4’11 1/2” ex was tiny...


4 posted on 04/06/2008 8:21:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: blam

“General” Tom Thumb, Charles Stratton, discovered by PT Barnum, is a distant relative of mine. This lady is a midget compared to him! He was 3’4”.


5 posted on 04/06/2008 8:27:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: blam

NASA could use an astronaut that size. Even the most cramped space cabin seems like a stateroom on a cruise ship when one is under two feet tall, plus she’d use less oxygen and water.


6 posted on 04/06/2008 8:29:48 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

agreed fifty years ago she’d probably have been recruited by some agency or other. She might still be if India keeps up its space program.


7 posted on 04/06/2008 8:34:12 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: blam

Something simply doesn’t seem right about this. She only weighs 11 lbs. now, but they didn’t know she was different until she was 5 years old? I’m suspicious about this.


8 posted on 04/06/2008 8:35:08 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (If you don't want a liberal in the White House, don't nominate one and expect me to fall in line.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

You nailed it.


9 posted on 04/06/2008 8:39:47 PM PDT by Eaker (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ... He that will not work, neither should he eat.)
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To: blam
Notify AlphaGore!!! Short people are more energy-efficient; and this little lady tops us all!

I do wonder who carries that backpack—and does she ride in it?

10 posted on 04/06/2008 8:44:12 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: blam

Stop and think about how difficult it would be for someone that small to function. She can’t drive. She can’t open doors. She probably can’t even walk up stairs for crissakes. Can’t reach lightswitches. Can’t use a toilet. Can’t reach faucets. Dogs and maybe even cats are potentially deadly. A crowd of people could be deadly. Can’t go grocery shopping.


11 posted on 04/06/2008 8:45:27 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I wonder if that was an error and it was supposed to be 5 months. They said earlier in the article that it was shortly after her birth.


12 posted on 04/06/2008 8:46:07 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; Eaker; devolve

[her daughter’s condition was not apparent until some time after her birth. “When Joyti was born she seemed quite normal. We came to know about her disorder when she was five,” she said.]

When I read it I got the idea that they knew something was wrong ‘some time after her birth’ but didn’t know WHAT the disorder was until she was 5yrs old. Perhaps meaning the name of the ‘condition’??


13 posted on 04/06/2008 8:49:17 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: blam
Listen to Jyoti's favorite song!
14 posted on 04/06/2008 8:54:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Carbon is the fourth most abundant element on the planet.)
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To: Rebelbase
No, this is...
15 posted on 04/06/2008 8:57:28 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: potlatch

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Interesting

Unlike so many who are fit and healthy she is happy and has no regrets or complaints!


16 posted on 04/06/2008 8:58:33 PM PDT by devolve (------- --------The Wright Stuff? -----Obama is TYPICAL!)
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To: JRios1968; Rebelbase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx-NLPH8JeM

No, THIS is...


17 posted on 04/06/2008 9:05:55 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Past wrongs don't make Wright right.)
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To: blam

She is adorable. :-) I hope only her height is affected and that she’s healthy and strong otherwise.

I knew a woman not much bigger than this girl, but she couldn’t even sit up. She was tutored at home and graduated high school, and she died in her late thirties. Whenever things are going wrong and I start to feel sorry for myself, I remind myself of her and her happy demeanor, in spite of everything. And, whenever I think my children are getting the bad breaks, I remember how strong her mother was.

Also, I came across a child not much bigger than this girl once, but she had to walk with crutches. I remember her mother chasing some of the little girls away from her. She was yelling at them not to pick her up because she’s not a baby.


18 posted on 04/06/2008 9:10:38 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: blam
I'm wondering what Olympic events she could shatter records in --

High diving: 14 summersaults with 12 twists? Difficulty factor: 135

Any other ideas?

19 posted on 04/06/2008 9:15:13 PM PDT by ZGuy
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To: blam
I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you

Not if she weighs only 11 lbs.

20 posted on 04/06/2008 9:16:00 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: blam

Wow, that’s an amazing story. It is so wonderful she has found a way to be happy. She’s quite a strong young lady.


22 posted on 04/06/2008 9:27:26 PM PDT by mysterio
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Absolutely sick statement...she is only 15. Were you confessing to having thoughts of pedophilia?


23 posted on 04/06/2008 9:32:47 PM PDT by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: B-Chan
Could her frame withstand the G-forces, though?

It's a interesting point.
24 posted on 04/06/2008 9:32:48 PM PDT by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Shades of the incredible shrinking man.

And I saw a woman under 3 feet tall walking through the crowd at the rodeo a few years back without getting walked on.


25 posted on 04/06/2008 9:41:48 PM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Speaking of oddities, you know the old saying, two heads are better than one...


26 posted on 04/06/2008 9:59:39 PM PDT by CedarDave (John, When will you respect conservatives the way you do fellow senators Barack, Hillary and JohnK?)
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To: CedarDave

Now that is scary.


27 posted on 04/06/2008 10:15:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: blam

At just 1ft 11 in tall

She looks in the picture like she is about one third the height
of the girl on the far right. That would make all of her 15
year old class-mates about five feet nine inches tall and
some would be close to six feet if that picture is real.
hrmmmm
28 posted on 04/06/2008 10:28:43 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: CedarDave
President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox's, dream date!

Of course, he still has his third (and functional) arm.

29 posted on 04/06/2008 10:38:43 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: CedarDave

If one of those heads eats, does the other head stop being hungry?


30 posted on 04/06/2008 10:42:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tet68
Yeah,...it is a little freaky on the surface.

I had to quickly scan for that story, then decide if I even wanted to see it. They are the Hensel twins. They seem pretty normal; chatty, funny, 18 year old girls.

There is a story about them getting their driver’s licenses over at youtube. Their mother is so amazingly casual and laid back. It's also pretty cool that while the girls obviously like attention ~ in the same way that most teens do ~ they have no plans to cash in on their condition.

Kind of amazing!


31 posted on 04/06/2008 10:53:49 PM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: ZGuy; blam
Dwarf tossing?
32 posted on 04/06/2008 11:02:02 PM PDT by Othniel (Kirk: Don't trust them. Don't believe them. Spock: They're dying. Kirk: LET THEM DIE.)
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To: Lancey Howard

No, they have two stomachs.


33 posted on 04/06/2008 11:04:40 PM PDT by CedarDave (John, When will you respect conservatives the way you do fellow senators Barack, Hillary and JohnK?)
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To: CedarDave
I have seen the tv shows about those girls and they are very smart and compete in sports. They recently got their driver's licenses. One for each. They appear to have many friends who do all the teenage stuff.
34 posted on 04/06/2008 11:17:09 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

The strangest thing and not understood is how they coordinate their hands when playing the piano or typing on the computer. Each head controls one hand and they don’t communicate verbally when doing this. Yet when taking tests at school each hand writes separately and they give separate answers to questions. Very spooky...


35 posted on 04/06/2008 11:28:08 PM PDT by CedarDave (John, When will you respect conservatives the way you do fellow senators Barack, Hillary and JohnK?)
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To: CedarDave

People do what they have to do no matter what it is. I really enjoy watching the shows about them. Makes most problems kind of small.


36 posted on 04/06/2008 11:33:28 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: pyx
That would make all of her 15 year old class-mates about five feet nine inches tall and some would be close to six feet if that picture is real. hrmmmm

She likes to hang out with the girls' basketball team? They purposely picked the tallest girls in the school for this photo?

37 posted on 04/06/2008 11:48:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: pyx

1’ 11”, 11 pounds...

I could believe it except for that photo with the classmates. If she’s just under 2 feet tall, they would have to be giants.


38 posted on 04/07/2008 4:24:24 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (And how 'bout that mortgage bailout? Are you getting off the hook? Or on?)
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To: blam; potlatch; Fiddlstix; nicmarlo; y'all

Lil Lady ! :^D


39 posted on 04/07/2008 6:26:27 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO makes me wanna reach across the aisle, too. And SLAP some sense into the fools !!)
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To: ZGuy
High diving: 14 summersaults with 12 twists? Difficulty factor: 135

Better hope there aren't any large eagles or hawks in the vicinity before she goes tumbling through the air..............

40 posted on 04/07/2008 6:57:37 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: blam

She can make a lot of money, just by selling Al Gore her carbon credits.


41 posted on 04/07/2008 6:57:42 AM PDT by ikka
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To: CedarDave
Yet when taking tests at school each hand writes separately and they give separate answers to questions.

so, if one doesn't know the answer to a question and writes "I don't know" for the answer, does the other one write "Me neither"? :)

42 posted on 04/07/2008 7:09:16 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: devolve

[Unlike so many who are fit and healthy she is happy and has no regrets or complaints!]

Yes, I know that strikes a chord with you.

I would think the ‘ones like her’ are the ones they write about. Sadly there are probably many who are angry at life and what was bestowed upon them and there is some understanding in that.

I think much of their attitude is in how they are raised, what they were taught by their family.


43 posted on 04/07/2008 9:04:07 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: blam

The photo on the right just doesn't look "real". Photoshopped?

Looks as though the girl has been shrunk beyond what is natural and then added to the picture.

44 posted on 04/07/2008 11:24:15 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: MamaB

“Makes most problems kind of small.”

I watched a couple video clips of these girls. It seems to me that they would need to be informed that they even had any kind of “problem”. That’s what I guess is so amazing about them.

I had never seen conjoined twins of this sort before. The other thing that is very unusual about them is the fact that they seem to be in perfectly good health.

Wikipedia says that their expectation is that they will live normal lives “including getting married and having children”?


45 posted on 04/07/2008 11:44:05 AM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

India is a poor country. They don’t have enough money to have to diagnose her earlier like at birth.


46 posted on 05/26/2009 6:31:05 PM PDT by yanix3 (Ayan)
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