World’s Tallest and Shortest Men Meet


MYFOX NATIONAL) – Together at last. The world’s tallest man met the world’s shortest man Thursday at a shopping mall in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sultan Kosen, who stands 8 feet, 1 inch tall, is officially the world’s tallest man according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Kosen welcomed China’s He Pingping, the world’s shortest man, to Turkey.

Twenty-one-year old Pingping stands at only 2 feet, 5 inches.

“I had a hard time seeing him. There is a big altitude difference,” Kosen said, reported Sky News .

The two met at the opening of a Guinness World Records road show.

Kosen suffers from pituitary gigantism and holds the records for the largest hands and feet. Pingping was born with a condition called primordial dwarfism.

The event was part of the Guinness World Records live show, which allows the general public to try and make it into the record books.

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