Opposites Attract: World's Tallest Man Meets Smallest Person

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

The world's tallest man Bao Xishun met his 2 feet 5 inch tall hometown fellow on Friday in Baotou city, Inner Mongolia one day after he was married.

Bao Xishun, the world tallest man who stands 2.36 m (7 ft 8.95 in) met with He Pingping, a girl who stands 73cm (2 ft 5.1 in) in a Mongolian camp in Baotou city. He Pingping, a 19-year old girl from Inner Mongolia, is applying for the Guinness World Record as the world's shortest adult.

Meeting with the world's tallest man is the long-cherished dream of He Pingping, said an organizer of the meeting. Bao has just celebrated his traditional Mongolian wedding in the tomb of Kublai Khan in Inner Mongolia on Thursday.

Bao Xishun, 56 year-old herdsman from Inner Mongolia, married 5-foot-6 saleswoman Xia Shujian late this March after a global search for a suitable bride.

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