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Wednesday 15 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

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World’s shortest man pays flying visit
- PICTURE: EWAN SMITH/AIR RAROTONGA

The Magic Circus of Samoa made a whistlestop at Rarotonga Airport on Monday afternoon on a chartered Air Rarotonga aircraft en-route from Samoa to Tahiti.

Included in the troupe is “The World’s Smallest Man” Edward Nino Hernandez who hails from Colombia, pictured here with his younger brother about to board their onward flight.

Born in Bogota on 10 May 1986, Hernandez is officially the shortest man living (mobile) with a height of 72.10 cm (2 ft 4.3938 in) tall.

Circus owner Bruno Loyale says the group is very excited to be touring again following an extended period of lockdown in Samoa for the past couple of years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Circus has been in existence for more than 30 years touring mainly in the Northern Pacific and French territories. The multi-national group will be based in Tahiti for the next few months where they expect to thrill thousands of local residents with their circus acts.