Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, and Jyoti Amge, the world’s shortest woman, struck poses for tourists in Cairo at an event organized by the Egyptian Culture Ministry.
Kosen holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest living male at a towering 8′ 3″. His lofty stature is caused by “pituitary gigantism,” a condition that results in the over-production of growth hormone.
The 31-year-old farmer hails from the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin. He’s one of only 10 people in history to have a confirmed height of 8 feet or more. He also holds the record for the largest hands.
Amge, whose height is restricted because of a growth abnormality called achondroplasia, is listed by Guinness World Records as the shortest living woman at 2′ 1″.
The petite 24-year-old woman works as an actress and television personality in her home country of India.
Too bad the man with the world’s largest member couldn’t join the the pair, because that would have been something.
h/t: Hurriyet Daily News
source: maxim.com by BRANDON FRIEDERICH