The 2 Foot Teen Dubbed ‘Little Buddha’

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Tiny teenager: Despite being just 2ft tall and weighs 10lbs, Khagendra
cannot claim the title of smallest man until he turns 18 in October this year

“At just two-feet-tall, Khagendra Thapa Magar is just four months away from being named the world’s smallest man. Excitedly awaiting his 18th birthday in October of this year, Khagendra and his family are in contact with Guinness to take the official crown from 2ft 5in He Ping Ping of China. Weighing only 10lbs, Khagendra has become something of a celebrity in his native Nepal, where politicians have joined the clamor to see him recognized as the smallest man in the world and villagers have dubbed him Little Buddha.”

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Gurkhas Win Award Making Awesome Lard Sculptures

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Now THAT’s what I call a Lard Statue!

Army Gurkha chefs are celebrating winning a prestigious award after making eye-catching sculptures from lard. The soldiers shaped the ivory-like statues with their bare hands. Each intricate carving took around 100 hours to create.

Chefs from the Queens Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment won catering awards for sculptures including a dragon and a Buddha statue.

Lance Corporal Amrit Limbu, 27, used three 11lbs blocks of lard to create the Buddha statue, working for up to 12 hours a day for eight days. He made an inner structure from wire and muslin before adding the animal fat.
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