The worlds tallest man and shortest woman have met in Egypt for an incredible photoshoot. And the difference between them is just astonishing as in one photo Amge looks to be the same size as Kosen’s foot. According to the Guinness World Records, Sultan Kosen, 35, from Turkey is the tallest man on the planet measuring a massive 8ft 1in. And Jyoti Amge, 24, from India, has been named the shortest woman at just over 2ft tall.
They both won their records in 2011. The pair posed for photographs in front of the Pyramids after being invited by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board. And they can be seen putting their differences aside as they pose side by side with big smiles on their faces.
Kosen, 35, was the first person to be measured by the record organization in over 20 years – and only 10 people in history have ever reached 8ft or more, Guinness World Records says. He also holds the record for the biggest hands.
Speaking at the time his entry was announced he said: “I never imagined I would be in the book, I dreamed about it, but it was still a huge surprise.” His towering height is caused by a condition called pituitary gigantism – a result of an over-production of growth hormone.
Amge took her title when she was just 18-years-old and only weighed 5kg. She has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and won’t grow any taller. As a result all her clothes need to be custom made – as do plates and utensils.