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World's tallest man meets world's shortest

By T.K. Randall
November 15, 2014 · Comment icon 7 comments

A meeting of two extremes. Image Credit: YouTube / Guinness World Records
The remarkable meeting of opposite extremes was organized to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.
Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the tallest man in the world at 2.51m in height, attended the event in London where he shook hands with Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world's smallest man who measures just 55 centimeters tall.

"I was very interested how tall he was going to be, about how far up my legs he would go, and of course once I saw him I realized how tiny he was," said Kosen who also holds the world record for the world's largest hands.
"Even though he is short and I am tall, we have had similar struggles throughout our lives and when I look into Chandra's eyes I can see he is a good man."

His counterpart Mr Dangi, who is now 74, barely reached his knees when standing up.

"I was very pleased to see the tallest man in the world, I was curious to meet my extreme opposite," he said. "I'm so pleased to be a Guinness record holder. Thanks to this I have visited many countries and met many people. I really love it."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam 10 years ago
Sultan Kosen met another smallest man in 2010, been a few of these meetings. He Pingping has been out sized now by Chandra Bahadur. Now this is what the Guinness world records should be about, not about someone doing underwater bench presses.
Comment icon #2 Posted by shrooma 10 years ago
coming soon- . Democratic Republic of Congo meets Bill Gates! . film at eleven. .
Comment icon #3 Posted by ZOD 10 years ago
This looks photoshopped. Like, I'm not saying it is, but the discrepancy there is ridiculous
Comment icon #4 Posted by Mikenator 10 years ago
Comment icon #5 Posted by SpiritWalker7 10 years ago
Imagine how much smaller and taller they each felt in comparison to one another, rather than alongside someone of average height. Very remarkable people.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Aardvark-DK 10 years ago
I've seen a series of 10-15 pictures, they are not shopped...
Comment icon #7 Posted by ZOD 10 years ago
No, I'm aware. I'm saying they look unreal.

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