He Pingping

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World's Smallest Man's Life Cut Short

29-inch-tall He Pingping was just 21, suffered heart failure

(Newser) - The world's shortest man, 29-inch-tall He Pingping, died Saturday. He was 21. A native of China, He was in Rome filming a TV show when he fell ill. "From the moment I laid on eyes on him I knew he was someone special," the editor-in-chief of Guinness World... More »

Shortest Man Meets Leggiest Woman

(Newser) - London's Trafalgar Square routinely serves as a stage for mimes, jugglers, and other acts, but the tourist attraction drew an exceptionally curious crowd today when the shortest man who can walk met the woman with the longest legs, the AP reports. He Pingping of China stands precisely 2 feet 5.... More »

Tallest, Shortest Men Cross Paths

Inner Mongolia's highest-profile resident shakes countryman's tiny hand

(Newser) - Honeymooning giant Bao Xishun made time yesterday to make history. Bao, the tallest man in the world, shook hands with a fellow Inner Mongolian who's seeking certification as the world's shortest man. Bao, a 7-foot-9 livestock herder who married a 5-foot-6 woman on Thursday, grinned as he was introduced to... More »

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