The world’s shortest woman met the world’s tallest man, who is four times her height, in Egypt on Friday (Jan 26).
Jyoti Amge, who is from India and stands at a wee 0.63m tall, holds the Guinness World Record for the shortest living woman who is mobile.
The 25-year-old met the world’s tallest living man, Turkey’s Sultan Kösen, in Egypt’s Giza city on the west bank of the Nile. Kosen, 36, is 2.51m tall.
Jyoti, who lives in Nagpur, India, has a condition called achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
The actress has starred in shows like American Horror Story Freak Show, documentary films and Hindi film Pan Supari.
Her counterpart on the opposite end of the scale is from Ankara, Turkey.
Sultan was the first man over eight feet (2.43m) to be measured by Guinness World Records in more than 20 years. Interestingly, Guinness World Records has recorded only 10 people in history to reach 8 ft in height or more. Kosen took the title from Chinese Xi Shun, who measured in 2005 7 ft 8.95 inches.
He first became the world’s tallest living man in 2009, when he was 2.47m tall. He has since grown taller. His height is caused by a condition known as pituitary gigantism, where the brain produces abnormally large amounts of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.
Sultan has four siblings, all of whom have average heights. He was married in 2013.
Sultan and Jyoti met in front of the Giza pyramids for a photo shoot. The pair has been invited by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board to visit Cairo’s most famous sites, in an attempt to help boost tourism in the country.
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