Unexplained Mysteries

World’s tallest man meets shortest woman

Giant Sultan Kosen from Turkey was pictured with tiny Jyoti Amge from India in front of the Pyramids this week.

The meeting of the two extremes was organized to help boost Egypt’s struggling tourism industry.

Kosen, 35, is currently recognized as the tallest man on Earth and measures a whopping 8ft 1in. Amge, by contrast, is the world’s shortest woman at a mere 62.8cm in height.

She is so small that even when standing on her tip-toes she only reaches as far as Kosen’s knees.

The gentle giant’s incredible height is due to a condition known as pituitary gigantism which causes the body to produce abnormal amounts of growth hormone. Amge’s tiny stature, meanwhile, is the result of a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia.

She has appeared in several Bollywood movies as well as in the TV series American Horror Story.