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