i met for the very first time the smallest american adult yesterday. for fear of being sued, i am unable to put a photo of him up here, you just have to trust me. most of the americans that i have come across either in real life or in the media are big and tall. most are overweight and overbearing. nothing prepared me for this guy who is at best 5 feet 2 inches. he does have a roly poly look but that does not take away the compactness of his physique. due to the length of his legs he moves in small but energetic steps. i was very tempted to ask him to remove his shoes to see if he has hairy legs ala the hobbits but refrained myself in the name of social grace. i am sure he is a nice guy but his stature is remarkable at least from my viewpoint. will wonders never cease?