Chandra Dangi, left, who is 21.5 inches tall, with Sultan Kosen, who is 8 feet 3 inches tall, at a photocall to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day in Westminster, London. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Stillwell)
LONDON (WTNH)– Thursday marked the 10th annual Guiness World Records Day. To mark the occasion, two world recorders holders on opposite ends of the same spectrum met in London.
The world’s tallest man, 31-year-old Sultan Kosen of Turkey, and the world’s shortest man, 75-year-old Chandra Dangi of Nepal, met in London.
Kosen is 8’3″ tall while Dangi measures in at just 21.5 inches, less than two feet.
Dangi is not only the shortest current living man, he’s believed to be the shortest man in history. Kosen is quite a bit shorter than the tallest man in history. That was 8′ 11″ American Robert Wadlow, who lived from 1918-1940.