World’s Tallest Man Meets World’s Shortest Man On Guinness World Records Day
The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen, met the world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, in London on Thursday to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day.
World’s Tallest Man Meets World’s Shortest Man
Kosen, 31, stands tall at 8-feet and three inches, and he became the world’s tallest living man in 2009. Dangi, 74, meanwhile, is the shortest adult ever encountered by Guinness, and measures a mere 21-and-a-half inches (or one foot, nine-and-a-half inches). Dangi was named the shortest man in the world by Guinness in 2012 at the age of 72 – he was the oldest person to ever be declared the shortest person in the world.
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Guinness flew in Kosen from Turkey and Dangi from Nepal for a special photo-op Thursday, meeting each other for the very first time. “To be able to finally meet Chandra after all this time is amazing. Even though he is short and I am tall, we have had similar struggles throughout our lives, and when I look into Chandra’s eyes, I can see he’s a good man,” Kosen told reporters.
Events were held all over the world to celebrate Guinness World Records Day, including the #Rokerthon, in which Today show host, Al Roker broke the record for longest live weather forecast in an effort to raise money for the USO (United Service Organizations). Not only did Roker remain on the air for 32 straight hours, he also raised $77,000.