No matter the cultural differences or the genetic heritage, there are always going to be people who are going to stand out. Whether it’s their eye color, their features or even height, they are certainly bound to make an impression and show the world that human complexity knows no limits. There are a lot of people in this world who would love to be special in some way, but the question that it’s on everybody’s mind if they would actually enjoy it if their dream come true. Would you like to stand out? Here are the tallest and shortest people on Earth to prove you just that!
This woman is from Pakistan and is 7’2” tall. Her height has never been a problem for her because she managed to have a normal life and a happy family.
With the recent development of the TV and Internet, people have become more and more aware of a rare condition called dwarfism. There are a lot of people in this world who have it though, and it doesn’t seem to stop them from having amazing lives.
Stacey Herald is considered to be the smallest mother in the world by being only 28 inches tall. She struggled a lot but in the end, she managed to have a happy family. And the most important thing, she faces life’s challenges with a smile on her face.
Uljiana Semjonova’s is a Russian basketball player and she even represented her country at the Olympics. By being 7’1”, she was a very valuable asset to her basketball team and during her activity, the Soviet Union didn’t lose any game.
Hatice Kocaman is in her early twenties and lives in Turkey. Being only 28 inches tall she held the record for the smallest woman in the world.
Gitika Srivastava is 6’11”tall. Most probably, she inherited this height from her father who is 7’4” tall and used to play basketball when he was young. However, she did not choose the same career path and now she owns a small business. She is incredibly smart and graduated from MIT!
Edward Niño Hernández has a height of 27 inches and is considered to be the smallest man in Colombia. He was born in 1986 and stopped growing around the age of two. But this didn’t stop him from doing amazingly fun things.
Caroline Welz, with a height of 6’9’’, is considered to be one of the tallest women in Germany. She stated that her condition is caused by a growth hormone but this didn’t stop her from making a career in modeling.
Bridgette Jordan is a former Guinness World Record holder with a height of 27 inches. She is not only considered on the of the world’s smallest women but also the smallest cheerleader. You go, girl!
Zheng Haixia is a Chinese lady who measures 6’8.5”. She is no ordinary woman because she used to play basketball and even took part in the Olympics representing China. Nowadays, she is still a very popular basketball coach.
Lin Yü-chih, with a height of only 26.6 inches, has a condition that doesn’t allow him to move around very much. He was not aware of having this condition until he attended a conference when he was in his twenties. He still goes to a lot of TV shows because he is very famous in his country.
Brittney Griner is 6’8” tall and has an impressive arm length that helped her thrive in her career. As you can see from this picture, she’s a professional basketball player and a pretty good one!
Khagendra Thapa Magar is the world’s third shortest man and comes from Nepal. In his country, he’s known as “The Little Buddha” and according to his doctor, he has the body of a three-year-old. He’s also a celebrity in Nepal.
Maria Stepanova is 6’8” tall and is a famous basketball player in Russia, although most of her career she played in The United States. Russia recently honored her with the title of “Master of Sports of Russia”.
Madge Bester was born in 1963 and with a height of 25.5 inches, she is considered to be one of the smallest women in the world. In a motivational speech she said: “My message to you is to take charge of your life. Forget your disabilities and use your abilities”.
Elizabeth Cambage is 6’8” tall and comes from Australia. She played basketball as well and had a thriving career. The highlight of her activity was in 2012 during the Olympics held in London. She is also extremely beautiful, as you can tell.
Jyoti Amge, is currently the world’s smallest woman. With a height of 24 inches, she weights less than a stone. She was born in 1993 in India and suffers form a condition called achondroplasia, which means that her bone growth stopped little after her first birthday. She travels the world giving interviews and motivational speeches.
Robert Wadlow was also nicknamed “The Giant from Illinois” and he was 8 ft 11 tall. Wadlow is confirmed to be the tallest person to have ever lived. He was born in 1918 and suffered from hypertrophy of the pituitary gland that made him produce huge amounts of human growth hormone.
Junrey Balawing was born in 1993 and he is considered to be the second shortest man in the world. He is 23.6 inches and weights only 11 pounds. He is also a huge celebrity in his country.
Bernard A. Coyne was born in Iowa in 1897. He suffered from eunuchoidal infantile gigantism which is an extremely rare condition. By the time he was 21-years-old he was already 8 ft tall.
Chandra Bahadur Dang holds the Guinness World Record for the shortest man in history. He was born in 1939 and he had a pretty much normal life.
Vikas Uppal was 8ft 3in tall and he was from India. According to an Indian newspaper, Uppal was still growing when he was first measured during his teenage years.
Brahim Takioullah is one of the second-tallest living people in the world. With a height of 8ft 1in, he was born in Morocco in 1982 and he is still enjoying life from the top of the world.
Don Koehler had a height of 8 ft 2 in. He was born in Denton, Montana and he experienced a normal growth until the age of 10.
Sultan Kösen is the tallest living man in the world, measuring 8 ft 3 in. He had a serious condition but after a few surgeries, he managed to get well. He is now traveling the World giving interviews.