London, Nov 14: World's tallest and the shortest men come face to face in a conglomerate of wierdest or the wierd and the strangest of the strange to fight the world record.
Turkey's Sultan Kosen (31), who is eight feet, nine inches tall, met with Chandra Bahadur Dangi (74) from Nepal, who is 21 and a half inches tall shake hands. Kosen was the one who stooped down.
"I was very interested how tall he was going to be, about how far up my legs he would go, and of course once I saw him I realised how tiny he was," Kosen said.
An exuberant Kosen said that it was amazing meeting Chandra, although bending all the way down was difficult for him. He said,"I do have problems with my knees so if I stand too long I do get tired. 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 is a good man."
Dangi, who is a primordial dwarf, makes placemats and head straps for villagers carrying heavy loads. "I was very pleased to see the tallest man in the world, I was curious to meet my extreme opposite," he said.