The world’s shortest man and tallest man in the Guinness Book of World records, met each other for the first time on Thursday, 13 November at an event in London.
The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen, 31, a part-time farmer, who is 8 feet 3 inches tall and can reach a basketball hoop without jumping, became the world tallest man in 2009. He also holds the record for largest hands on a living person. His hands measure 11.2 inches from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger.
While the shortest man in the world is 74 years old, Mr. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who is from Nepal, is just 21½ inches tall and is the shortest adult ever verified by Guinness World Records. Dangi works as a weaver who also helps look after buffaloes and cow in his remote mountain village of Reemkholi. He weighs 32 pounds.