PHOTOS: Dwarfism and Gigantism

The Tallest and Smallest People

Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Gigantism
Gigantism
Gigantism
Gigantism
Gigantism
Gigantism
Gigantism
Vovkovinskiy is only an inch shorter than the Mongolian herdsman identified by the Guiness World Records as the tallest man on Earth, Bao Xishun, who gained worldwide attention in July when he married a 5-foot-6-inch saleswoman. The tallest human being in recorded history was Robert Pershing Wadlow. He was born in 1918 in Alton, Ill., and he eventually reached a height of 8 feet, 11.1 inches and a weight of 490 pounds. (Courtesy of the National Geographic Channel)
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