World's Tallest Man Meets the World's Shortest Woman | Inside Edition
At a whopping 8 feet 3 inches, Sultan Kösen is considered the tallest man in the world. He met Jyoti Amge—the shortest woman in the. Here's a Picture of the World's Tallest Man and the World's Shortest Man Today , the two met for the first time — in London, for the 10th annual. The world's tallest man meets the world's shortest woman as the pair pose for remarkable viral photo shoot in Egypt in front of the pyramids.
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Tallest man meets shortest man Chandra, meet Sultan — Dangi, 74, is a weaver in a remote village of Nepal. He weighs just 32 pounds. Hide Caption 2 of 7 Photos: It marked the first time the world's tallest and shortest men had ever met. Hide Caption 3 of 7 Photos: Tallest man meets shortest man Chandra, meet Sultan — Kosen told reporters, "Even though he is short and I am tall, we have had similar struggles throughout our lives.
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Tallest man meets shortest man Chandra, meet Sultan — The two men arrived at the event in black London taxis and enjoyed tea and cake overlooking Houses of Parliament and the River Thames. Hide Caption 5 of 7 Photos: Tallest man meets shortest man Chandra, meet Sultan — Kosen's growth resulted from a tumor affecting his pituitary gland.
Sultan Kösen: Tallest living man | Guinness World Records
He must use a cane or crutches to walk. Despite his age, Dangi claims he has never taken any kind of medication or been examined by a doctor. Hide Caption 6 of 7 Photos: The rest of his family, including his parents and four siblings, are all average size.
Sultan's unique growth and massive height is caused by a condition known as "pituitary gigantism", which is the result of an over-production of growth hormone. Growth hormone is released from the pituitary gland in the brain; if the gland is damaged by a tumour, for example, it can release too much or too little hormone.
The effects of over-production include large hands, a thickening of the bones and painful joints. Due to his extreme size, Sultan was never able to finish school and instead began working as a farmer to support his family. He previously described one of the advantages of being tall as being able to help his mum out with jobs such as changing a broken light bulb and hanging curtains.
As for the disadvantages to his height, he complained about not being able to find clothes or shoes that fit and finding it extremely hard to fit into a regular-size car. As a teenager, Sultan was signed to the Galatasaray basketball team, but unfortunately he was too tall to play.
However, he remains a fan of the sport to this day. Breaking records Speaking at the time of his entry into the Guinness World Records family, Sultan said: He previously held the record for largest feet on a living person, with his left foot measuring They are usually scared of me.
Hopefully now that I'm famous I'll be able to meet lots of girls. My dream is to be married. A wife, a family, a nice home," said Sultan.