World: The long and short of it

2008-09-16 00:00

He Pingping from Inner Mongolia, the world’s smallest man, sits underneath Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, the ‘Queen of Longest Legs’, as they pose at Trafalgar Square in London yesterday.

Pingping, born with primordial dwarfism, holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest man at 74,61 cm and Pankratova holds the Guinness World Record for the longest leg of any woman at 132 cm. Pankratova, a 36-year-old estate agent from Volvograd, Russia, is 1,96-metres tall.

She and Pingping (20) met on the steps of Trafalgar Square to pose for the launch of the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records, which is published today.

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