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World's tallest and shortest man meet

November 17, 2014

On the 13th of November, the tallest recorded man in the world and the shortest recorded man in the world met for the first time in London for the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day.

The event celebrates record-setting achievements from around the world and brought Sultan Kosen from Turkey and Chandra Buhadur Dangi from Nepal to meet.

Sultan is 31 and became the world’s tallest living man in 2009, measuring 8 feet, 3 inches tall. he can reach a basketball hoop without jumping and also holds the record for the largest hands on a living person – 11.2 inches from wrist to tip of his middle finger.

Chandra is 74 and became the world’s shortest living man in 2012 – measuring just 21.5 (54 cm! – thats not much taller than a standard ruler).

Sultan says that meeting Chandra was amazing and claims that although Chandra is small and he is tall, they have both faced similar struggles in their lives.

Thousands of people from all over the world took part in the Guinness World Records event, with new records in Australia, France, Dubai, China, Japan, Germany, the United States and the UK.

Article written by D Mulhern

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1

that is soooooo coooool i mean the worlds tallest and shortest man meeting together i wish i was there.

2

hhhhhhooooowwwwwww tall is hee like 3.99m

3

WOW he is only 54cm!!!

4

Man, he's tall. and it looks like the little guy is on his knees!

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cool

7

wow it's amazing that they are able to be super tall and minutely small!

8

Dam hes short and hes tall

11

Dude look at them

12

I didn't such people with really long legs and really short legs

13

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chandra is the height of 2 rulers

14

54cm man is a baby that short

15

WOW! Can't believe how short he is!

16

Wowthat is awsome

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thats cool they meet
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18

Wow that's so short and
D so tall he's 8 foot and hes 51 centremetres I wish I was that tall

19

If only I could meet them?

22

Wow that is so cool that they got to meet each other

23

It's really cool that they meet each other. Sultan would be awesome to be on the same basketball team as him and Chandra would be awesome at playing capture the flag! ☺

24

Wow that's amazing

26

WOW that is so cool but so weird. How did they get to meet????

27

He has been the tallest living man for 5 years! 😉

28

what, that is weird.:-]

29

I wish I was the world tallest woman on earth

30

This was so amazing.-_-

32

WOW I would like to met the shortest and tallest women

34

I cannot believe that that happend, little guy looks like he's on his knees

35

Sultan-far out his hands are huge let alone his body
Chandra-oh my gosh thats like shorter than my familys new born baby