Feb 1, 2018
At a whopping 8 feet 3 inches, Sultan Kösen is considered the tallest man in the world. Last Friday, he met Jyoti Amge, the shortest woman in the world, at the Giza pyramids in Egypt, Reuters reported Sunday.
The Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board invited the record-breakers as part of an initiative to increase tourism in Egypt, where the once-lively industry is struggling, ITV News reported. Kösen is from Turkey, and Amge is from India. Neither had visited Egypt before.
Kösen, 35, is of Kurdish descent and is one of just 10 people reported to measure over 8 feet, the Guinness World Records site says. It has been more than a decade since another person has officially topped 8 feet.