I was not wrong in telling in the previous post this tallest man in the world wants to be in headlines. Or is it the shortest man who wants to be in the headline? In the latest news he met a person who thinks himself as the the shortest man in the earth.
Bao Xishun, the tallest man shakes hands with He Pingping, who is currently aiming for a place in the Guiness Book of Records as the world’s shortest man.
The historic meeting between Bao, who stands 2.36 meters (7.9 feet) tall, and He, who only reaches 73 centimeters (2.4 feet) in height, took place in Baotou, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday.
Bao became officially recognised as the world’s tallest man last year, beating the previous record holder, Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, by just 2mm.
Mr Pingping was born in Wulanchabu city, Inner Mongolia. His father claims he was only the size of an adult’s palm at birth.
He is now seeking to be registered as the world’s shortest man by the Guinness Book of Recrods. He could be in for a disappointment though. While Mr Pingping is 73cms tall, the current holder of the title Lin Yih-Chih was measured as 67.5cm.
Well, 73 cm doesn’t seem to make the shortest and in another news I found that Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal is 14 years old, is only 20 inches (50 centimeters) tall and weights 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds). (china daily )