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World's tallest man meets shortest woman


Posted on Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments
Giant Sultan Kosen from Turkey was pictured with tiny Jyoti Amge from India in front of the Pyramids this week.
The meeting of the two extremes was organized to help boost Egypt's struggling tourism industry.

Kosen, 35, is currently recognized as the tallest man on Earth and measures a whopping 8ft 1in. Amge, by contrast, is the world's shortest woman at a mere 62.8cm in height.

She is so small that even when standing on her tip-toes she only reaches as far as Kosen's knees.

The gentle giant's incredible height is due to a condition known as pituitary gigantism which causes the body to produce abnormal amounts of growth hormone. Amge's tiny stature, meanwhile, is the result of a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia.

She has appeared in several Bollywood movies as well as in the TV series American Horror Story.

Source: ITV.com | Comments (6)

Tags: Tallest Man, Shortest Woman

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Comment icon #1 Posted by paperdyer on 30 January, 2018, 18:26
I pity both of them. It must be quite costly Mr. Kosen to purchase "out the rack" items. I would think almost everything he has from a clothing and furniture point must be customer made. I work with a man that's only about 4 feet tall. He has enough issues with being in a "full sized" world. The issues for Ms. Amage must be doubly as bad. Can you imagine how many times she's been asked "Hi little girl, looking for your Mother?" or something similar?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin on 30 January, 2018, 19:08
is there any other species with such a dramatic size difference between fully grown adults? i know its down to medical issues but do other animals suffer from this aswell?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Why not on 31 January, 2018, 0:40
You are right about not being able to purchase things like clothing right off the rack if you aren't "normal" size. I am very tall and have large feet to go along with it, it is impossible for me to walk into any store and just pick something out. Everything is basically custom made which cost much more and is a pain in the a$$. Even something as simple renting a car can be a hassle if all they have are compact cars (which happen to the wife and I a few months ago). I wanted to do the scene in the movie Airplane where Bubba Smith's character rips the front seat out andsitsin the back to driv... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog on 1 February, 2018, 16:08
A couple of fish species have dwarf population like rainbow smelt and whitefish living alongside normal sized population. But normally for a lot of species, something putting you in a big disadvantage means that you just die young...
Comment icon #5 Posted by TripGun on 5 February, 2018, 17:58
Who run Bartertown? Say louder!
Comment icon #6 Posted by JonyBD on 8 February, 2018, 17:18
Can they mate and have babies?


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