Li#le	  People!	       By	  Diane	  Ayres	  Nerd	  Night	  October	  2011	  
Why	  the	  fascina@on?	  In	  a	  nut	  shell	  it	  boils	  down	  to	  5	  li1le	  words:	  Four	  and	  a	  half	  inc...
Midgets	  v’s	  Dwarves	  	  What	  does	  it	  all	  mean?	  
Midgets	  	  	  General	  Tom	  Thumb	  (real	  name	  Charles	      Sherwood	  Stra1on)	  in	  P.T	  Barnum’s	  circus	  
Dwarves	  Short	  stature	  in	  itself	  is	  not	  a	  disorder!	  
To	  be	  PC	  or	  not	  to	  be	  PC	  –	  	         that	  is	  the	  ques@on?	  Dwarves	                              ...
Causes	  	   	  	                                            Propor@onate	  dwarfism	   Dispropor@onate	  dwarfism	  
Li#le	  people	  –	  BIG	  stars!	  
Warwick	  Davis	  • 	  English	  actor	  • 	  Born	  3	  February,	  1970	  • 	  Has	  a	  condi@on	  resul@ng	  in	  dwar...
Zelda	  Rubinstein	  •  American	  actress	  •  Born	  May	  28,	  1933	  -­‐	  died	  January	  27,	  2010	  	  •  Zelda	...
Kenny	  Baker	  •  Bri@sh	  actor	  •  Born	  24	  August,	  1934	  •  Has	  a	  condi@on	  resul@ng	  in	  dwarfism	  and	...
Peter	  Dinklage	  •  American	  actor	  •  Born	  June	  11,	  1969	  	  •  Was	  born	  with	  achondroplasia,	  causing...
Verne	  Troyer	  •  American	  stand-­‐up	  comedian,	  actor,	  stuntman	  and	     performer	  •  Born	  January	  1,	  ...
Deep	  Roy	  •  Kenyan-­‐born	  English	  actor,	  stuntman	  and	  puppeteer	     of	  Indian	  descent	  •  Born	  	  19...
Mini	  celebri@es!	  
Cambodian	  Midgets!	  	     42	  midgets	  V’s	  1	  lion!	  
Midget	  Tossing!!!!	  	  If	  you	  fancy	  having	  a	  go	  yourself	  there	  is	  an	  on-­‐line	  computer	  game:	 ...
Hobbit	  House	  -­‐	  Philippines	  Manila	                                   Boracay	                   Me	  in	  Manila...
Other	  types	  of	  midgets!	                                                  The	  Daihatsu	  Midget	  is	  a	         ...
Other	  types	  of	  midgets!	  	  There’s	  a	  band	  called	  the	  Midgets	  who	  are	  a	      group	  made	  up	  o...
Thank	  you!	           Diane	  Ayres	  Nerd	  Night	  October	  2011	  
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  1. 1. Li#le  People!   By  Diane  Ayres  Nerd  Night  October  2011  
  2. 2. Why  the  fascina@on?  In  a  nut  shell  it  boils  down  to  5  li1le  words:  Four  and  a  half  inches!  
  3. 3. Midgets  v’s  Dwarves    What  does  it  all  mean?  
  4. 4. Midgets      General  Tom  Thumb  (real  name  Charles   Sherwood  Stra1on)  in  P.T  Barnum’s  circus  
  5. 5. Dwarves  Short  stature  in  itself  is  not  a  disorder!  
  6. 6. To  be  PC  or  not  to  be  PC  –     that  is  the  ques@on?  Dwarves   Midgets  
  7. 7. Causes         Propor@onate  dwarfism   Dispropor@onate  dwarfism  
  8. 8. Li#le  people  –  BIG  stars!  
  9. 9. Warwick  Davis  •   English  actor  •   Born  3  February,  1970  •   Has  a  condi@on  resul@ng  in  dwarfism,  and  stands  at  3  X  6  in              (1.07  m)  tall  
  10. 10. Zelda  Rubinstein  •  American  actress  •  Born  May  28,  1933  -­‐  died  January  27,  2010    •  Zelda  was  one  of  3  children  in  her  family  but  was  the  only   ‘li#le  person’  measuring  4  X  3  in  (1.3m)  tall  
  11. 11. Kenny  Baker  •  Bri@sh  actor  •  Born  24  August,  1934  •  Has  a  condi@on  resul@ng  in  dwarfism  and  stands  at  3  X  8  in   (1.15m)  tall  
  12. 12. Peter  Dinklage  •  American  actor  •  Born  June  11,  1969    •  Was  born  with  achondroplasia,  causing  dwarfism  and   measures  4  X  5  in  (1.35m)  tall  
  13. 13. Verne  Troyer  •  American  stand-­‐up  comedian,  actor,  stuntman  and   performer  •  Born  January  1,  1969  •  Has  car@lage–hair  hypoplasia  dwarfism,  making  him   one  of  the  shortest  men  in  the  world  measuring   2  X  8  in  (0.81  m)  tall    
  14. 14. Deep  Roy  •  Kenyan-­‐born  English  actor,  stuntman  and  puppeteer   of  Indian  descent  •  Born    1957  •   Has  a  condi@on  resul@ng  in  dwarfism  and  measures   4  X  4  in  (1.3m)  tall  
  15. 15. Mini  celebri@es!  
  16. 16. Cambodian  Midgets!     42  midgets  V’s  1  lion!  
  17. 17. Midget  Tossing!!!!    If  you  fancy  having  a  go  yourself  there  is  an  on-­‐line  computer  game:    h1p://www.freeonlinegames.com/game/midget-­‐tossing.html  
  18. 18. Hobbit  House  -­‐  Philippines  Manila   Boracay   Me  in  Manila!  
  19. 19. Other  types  of  midgets!   The  Daihatsu  Midget  is  a   single-­‐seat  mini-­‐truck   made  by  Japanese   automaker  Daihatsu  from   1957  –  1972  and  1996  -­‐   2002.    The  MG  Midget  is  a  small  two-­‐seater  sports  car  produced  by  the  MG  division  of  the  BriJsh  Motor  CorporaJon  from  1961  to  1979.  
  20. 20. Other  types  of  midgets!    There’s  a  band  called  the  Midgets  who  are  a   group  made  up  of  3  guys  called  Andy   Hawkins  -­‐  Lee  Major  -­‐  Richard  Gombault  and   they’re  from  the  UK!      Kiss  Midget  Band!  
  21. 21. Thank  you!   Diane  Ayres  Nerd  Night  October  2011  

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