The World’s Tallest Living Man and the World’s Shortest Living Man Meet in London on Guinness World Records Day

World's Tallest and Shortest Men Waving
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On November 13, 2014 the World’s Tallest Living Man, a 31-year old man named Sultan Kösen, from Ankara, Turkey who stands at 8’3″, and the World’s Shortest Living Man, a 74-year old man named Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Purandhara, Nepal who stands at 21.5″, met for the very first time during the London festivities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Guinness World Records Day and the 60th anniversary of Guinness World Records itself. Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, shares his excitement about the two men meeting.

It’s a special milestone for us and we thought we’d do something very special. We’ve united for the very first time, the World’s Tallest Living Man and the World’s Shortest Living Man. …It’s something that resonates very deeply for everyone. It crosses all cultures, creeds and races and to have them both together gives us a snapshot of the extremes of the world today.

World's Tallest Man World's Shortest Man
photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Tallest Man Shortest Man
photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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