World's tallest man meets world's shortest man

For the first time, the tallest recorded man in the world met the shortest man. Sultan Kosen, 31, is a Turkish farmer who measures 8 feet, 3 inches tall. Nepalese weaver Chandra, Bahadur Dangi, 74, is just 21½ inches tall. The two men met in London for the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day.

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At just the same size as six stacked cans of baked beans, measuring 1ft 7in, Chandra was discovered in Nepal two years ago at the age of 75. He is a weaver who also helps look after buffaloes and cows in his remote mountain village of Reemkholi, he weighs just 32 pounds.

Despite other short men taking the title, he is one of the shortest ever known.

Kosen, 31, is a part-time farmer who measures 8 feet, 3 inches tall and can reach a basketball hoop without jumping. He became the world's tallest living man in 2009, overtaking China's Xi Shun, who stood a mere 7 feet 9 inches.

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"To be able to finally meet Chandra after all this time is amazing," Kosen said at the event. "Even though he is short and I am tall, we have had similar struggles throughout our lives, and when I look into Chandra's eyes, I can see he's a good man."

Kosen also holds the record for largest hands on a living person. He measure 11.2 inches from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger.

The two men join hundreds of others who are taking part in a number of record attempts across the world to celebrate the occasion.

The annual broke a record of its own in 2004 when it became the world's best-selling copyright book. Guinness World Record Day was set up to commemorate the date.

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