Turkey’s Sultan Kosen and Nepal’s Chandra Dangi come face to face - well, face to shin - in London to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day.
The world\'s tallest and shortest men have met for the first time opposite the Houses of Parliament in London.
Sultan Kosen, who stands 8ft 9in (2.51m) tall, stooped down to shake hands with Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal, who measures 21.5in (55cm) tall.
Mr Kosen, a 31-year-old farmer from Turkey, said meeting 74-year-old Mr Dangi was \"amazing\", although he admitted bending the long, long way down for photographs was difficult.
During an interview, the two men described how becoming record-holders had helped them overcome their struggles to be accepted.
As well as being the tallest man, Kosen\'s hands are the biggest in the world - an impressive 11.22in (28.5cm) from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger. Meanwhile Dangi, a primordial dwarf who makes placemats and head straps for villagers carrying heavy loads, is the shortest adult to ever have been verified by Guinness World Records.
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