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The world's tallest man has met one of the world's smallest in China.
Bao Xishun, a 56 year-old herdsman from Inner Mongolia, is the world's tallest man and measures 7' 9" tall.
Meanwhile, He Pingping is applying to be entered in the Guinness World Record as the world's shortest adult, standing at a mere 2' 4".
Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940), according to the Guinness World Records, is the tallest person in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is often known as the Alton Giant. Wadlow reached an unprecedented 8 feet 11.1 inches (2.72 m) in height and weighed 440 pounds (199 kg) at his death. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to a tumor within his pituitary gland. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.