The world’s tallest man and the world’s shortest woman have met up in Egypt. Sultan Kosen, from Turkey, is the tallest man on earth according to the Guinness World Records, towering at a height of 8 feet 1 inch.
Jyoti Amge, from India, by contrast holds the title for world’s shortest woman at just over 2 ft tall.The mismatched pair posed in front of the historic Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, Friday (today) after being invited by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board.
The two Guinness World Records holders will be touring Cairo’s most famous touristic sites, in addition to taking part in a conference in the Fairmont Nile City hotel, Cairo.
Both record-holders won their records in 2011.
Kosen, 35, was first measured in Ankara, Turkey in 2011 and was the first to be measured by Guinness in over 20 years, according to the Guinness World Records official website.
Guinness World Records only has 10 confirmed people in history to reach 8 ft or more.
Kosen took the title from Chinese Xi Shun, who measured 7ft 8.95 inches in 2005. He is also the proud owner of the world’s biggest hands.
Amge was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra in 1993 and took the record after her 18th birthday in 2011.
She currently works as an actress, in addition to co-hosting a show called Lo Show Dei Record in 2012, according to the Guinness World Records official website.