The world’s tallest and shortest man in the Guinness Book of World
Records, met each other for the first time on Thursday November 13 at an
event in London.
The tallest man, 31
year-old Sultan Kosen from Turkey, a part-time farmer, is 8 feet 3
inches tall and can reach a basketball hoop without jumping. He became
the world’s tallest living man in 2009. He also holds the record for
largest hands on a living person. His hands measure 11.2 inches from the
wrist to the tip of his middle finger.
shortest man, 74 year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal, is just
21½ inches tall and is the shortest adult human ever verified by
Guinness World Records. He works as a weaver who also helps look after
buffaloes & cows in his remote mountain village of Reemkholi. He
weighs just 32 pounds.
Records Day, which celebrates record-setting achievements around the