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Tallest Man in the World Meets the Shortest Woman in the World

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People come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, those sizes are 8 feet tall and 2 feet tall.

The world’s tallest man is named Sultan Kosen. He’s Kurdish, 35-years-old, and is 8 feet and 3 inches tall.

Kosen is only the tenth person in the world to be recorded at his height. He broke the world record for the world’s tallest man in 2011.

Most men would prefer to be tall, but 8 feet might be pushing it. Kosen’s growth is attributed to a tumor on his pituitary gland.

On the other side of the size spectrum, we have Jyoti Amge, an Indian woman that stands only 2 feet tall. She’s an actress that stars in “American Horror Story.”

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The 25-year-old suffers from dwarfism called achondroplasia and is among the shortest people ever to be recorded on the planet.



The two met for the first time in Egypt, which was organized by the Guinness Book of World Records and the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board.

The size difference is immediately striking. When Kosen sat down, Amge was still only up to his knee.

It even looked like she’d be able to fit in the palm of his hand.

It’s amazing to think that one species can create such different beings.

Amge and Kosen visited popular tourist destinations in Egypt, such as the famous Egyptian pyramids. They posed for pictures, which took the internet by storm.

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The photographs of the two were meant to boost the suffering tourism in the area. Egyptian tourism has been dropping steadily since 2011, when Hosni Mubarak was deposed.

A bomb attack that downed a Russian plane made tourism suffer even further in 2015.

The tourism board is trying everything they can to boost interest and confidence in the regional tourism industry.

Last year, the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board brought celebrities such as Will Smith and Kourtney Kardashian to help reinvigorate tourism.

Hopefully, the photographs of Amge and Kosen offer enough intrigue to people looking for an interesting vacation spot.

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